Updated May 15th, 2024 at 21:11 IST

Abu Dhabi Boosts Indian Weddings With Special Visa Support

The initiative, spearheaded by the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau, is designed to fortify Abu Dhabi's status as a top-tier wedding destination.

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Abu Dhabi has launched a visa support program aimed at Indian citizens planning destination weddings in the region, marking a significant development in the Emirate's tourism strategy. The initiative, spearheaded by the Abu Dhabi Convention and Exhibition Bureau (ADCEB), is designed to fortify Abu Dhabi's status as a top-tier wedding destination.

Visa support for international weddings 

This innovative program offers comprehensive visa assistance to Indian nationals wishing to celebrate their nuptials amidst the picturesque settings of Abu Dhabi. The move is part of a broader effort by the ADCEB to boost both local and international tourism and contribute to the economic vitality of the region. The wedding industry in Abu Dhabi is expected to see considerable growth, aligning with the Emirate's plan to increase its tourism-related revenue to AED 90 billion by 2030.

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India is globally recognized for its lavish destination weddings, making it an ideal target for Abu Dhabi's promotional efforts. The visa support covers various expenses, facilitating easier access for large wedding parties and ensuring a smoother planning process. This tailored approach not only enhances Abu Dhabi’s appeal as a luxurious wedding locale but also aims to make it a world-leading venue for significant celebrations. By extending support tailored to Indian weddings, including the coverage of visa expenses, the ADCEB aims to position Abu Dhabi as a global leader in hosting weddings and celebratory events of grandeur.

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The economic impact of weddings extends beyond mere romance, significantly benefiting the hospitality sector. Events like these increase demand for hotel rooms, event spaces, and services such as catering, photography, and event planning, creating a ripple effect across the local economy. By attracting a niche market of Indian weddings, Abu Dhabi is set to capitalize on this lucrative sector, promoting cultural exchange and economic growth.

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Published May 15th, 2024 at 21:11 IST