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The Ultimate 2021 Destination Wedding Guide for GCC expats


The past year and a half has seen extreme instability and precarity. Travel, weddings, and leisure have all taken on new meanings for us. This however hasn’t stopped those in love from getting married.

Because all of the popular wedding venues in Europe, Middle East and around the world are on high alert following the outbreak of COVID-19, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 wedding destinations to get married with the fewest confirmed Corona cases.

Top Wedding Destination of 2021:


This country is a cloud of heaven beside the sea, with all the gorgeous backdrops you can imagine. This venue is an excellent wedding site to travel to because it accepts couples with basic standards like a negative PCR test result and continuous hand-washing.


Georgia has been identified as a top rising destination for the year 2020 and the trend continues in 2021. This country is great for anyone interested in culture, food, diversity, and architecture. The “wow” factor is assured, and the variety of wedding possibilities will astound you.

Either you want a weekend wedding in Tbilisi with quick registration, or you are a romantic who wants a magical wedding ceremony on one of the Caucasus Hills or a vineyard experience in the Kakheti region.


Malta is another lovely spot for a romantic getaway, with magnificent surroundings. The wedding venues on this Mediterranean island are diverse, ranging from renovated farm buildings to private villas, beautiful gardens to quiet beaches. There is just no wrong decision when it comes to the venue, given its rich history, culture, and panoramic vistas.

Furthermore, the Maltese government adopted legislation allowing same-sex marriages, allowing all loving hearts the opportunity to marry.


The Maldives, with its cold blue waters and huge bungalows, is the pandemic’s most popular vacation destination. Tourists visiting the Maldives only need a simple negative PCR test, as the villa design of the resorts inherently facilitates social distance.


With the number of GCC expats living in Dubai and struggling to travel abroad; is one of the biggest reasons why many couples have decided to tie the knot here.

As per wedding experts, in 2021 destination wedding locally are becoming extremely popular. Couples have invited their near and dear ones, and have opted to celebrate in wide spaces and picturesque venues that offer unique experiences.

Amidst the pandemic over 715 couples also got legally married online. According to the Ministry of Justice, the number of new couples intending to marry in the country has grown this year. As a preventative measure against the spread of Covid-19, the courts developed a virtual marriage ceremony.

To conclude the top destination wedding places in 2021

Each of these venues has all you need for an unforgettable weekend with your closest friends and family. You have a lot of options, and there are many more.

Which of those do you think you’d pick for your wedding? Let us know if you are struggling to finalize a place to get married; our team would love to help you out

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