Abu Dhabi

Can I Legally get Married in Abu Dhabi?

Abu Dhabi is full of beautiful, luxury wedding venues including The Ritz-Carlton and The Rosewood. First and foremost getting married in Abu Dhabi is only possible if at least one of you is a resident of the UAE. If neither of you are then the only option is to have a symbolic blessing in Abu Dhabi. You would hold the legal formalities in your home country.

  1. For a woman of any age to legally marry in Abu Dhabi, she will need permission from her guardian.
  2. You will then need to go straight to The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates. This is to find out exactly what documents you will need to marry in Abu Dhabi.
  3. The marriage of two non-muslims can take place in a church, temple or the embassy of Abu Dhabi, depending on religion. At least one of you needs to be a citizen of the UAE in order to marry in Abu Dhabi.
  4. To marry in Abu Dhabi, you will need to attend one of the health centres in the UAE and get medically examined. You will then need to provide your medical examination certificate when you get married.
  5. During the marriage ceremony, you will need at least two witnesses to make the marriage legally binding.
  6. You will need to ensure that you take the relevant documents with you to marry in Abu Dhabi. These are listed below.
  7. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the Abu Dhabi embassy for legal advice and any recent updates to the marriage laws.

Necessary Documents Needed:

  • Full birth certificates of the man and woman.
  • Both of your passports
  • AUE pre-marital certificate
  • Photocopies of your UAE residents permits
  • Certificates stating your marital status

There are many options for holding your wedding day celebrations and a variety of stunning destinations. Fear not you can still have the wedding of your dreams!

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