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How to get married cheap without traveling for GCC expats


Dubai is known to be home to most expats, which is followed by Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. With over 200 nationalities from different backgrounds and faith are represented in the UAE. The UAE has one of the highest percentages of expats in the world, with Emiratis accounting for around 20% of the entire population.

This is absolutely normal, that when it comes to marriages a lot of expats are choosing to marry in the country the reside and live in; Dubai being one of the many GCC countries. With that said, getting married is not that affordable and comes with it set of pros and cons.

In this article; we will explore how to get married cheap without traveling for GCC expats and the alternatives.


Weddings aren’t something that happens every day. Along with money, it requires for effort, commitment, and time from the couples and their families. Because of the enormous number of guests and large locations, a family-style wedding costs significantly more.

Even if you are on a tight budget, you should expect to spend at least AED 200,000 to AED 500,000 on your wedding in Dubai. Based on our past experiences, we estimate that a reasonable budget for a decent wedding will be between AED 1,000 and AED 1,500 per attendee. We have alternatively put together a more detailed version in what is the actual price of getting married in Dubai.


To get married online the couples simply need to provide us with a copy of your passport. However it’s not all that simple. The truth is that finishing the wedding process is far more difficult than it appears. Our legal staff conducts a thorough examination of each matter.

We make certain that all of the work required to execute your proxy wedding is completed. We act as your power of attorney and apply for your marriage license on your behalf. It’s understandable that married without being present physically is a difficult undertaking.

Our legal staff, on the other hand, conducts all of the legwork for you and obtains the marriage certificate from the registrar. It’s crucial to remember that the process can take a long time depending on your individual circumstances. However, for individuals who are unable to move or travel due to the pandemic, getting married online is the greatest option.

Following receipt of the marriage certificate from the marriage registry, the certificate is legalized locally at the appropriate Ministries and Apostille. Additionally, if the nation in which you presently reside is not a signatory to the Apostille Convention, we will assist you in bringing the certificate to the appropriate embassy for attestation.

We will receive the original hard copy once the entire process is completed. If you live in the UAE, we will then execute the final stage of legalization. If you live in a foreign nation, we’ll mail you the original copy to complete the process. It’s vital to remember that the wedding certificate will be issued by a government agency.


Don’t be mistaken for an online wedding to be cheap because the getting couple legalized requires the involvement of lawyers which do not come cheap. But what we can say, in comparison to having a proper wedding ceremony and the money the venue, caters would cost you; its definitely economically in that regards.


When it comes to marriages; every couple has a different priority. While some might choose to a big fat lavish wedding; others might be of an opinion to get married in a cost effective and use to money to save up for their honeymoon or a house.

2020 has seen the world turn upside and its ripple effects are still evident in 2021 with a likelihood to carry forward to 2022 if we are not very careful. However this hasn’t stopped a lot of couples from getting married online and having a zoom reception.

Others have opted for a really small reception wedding with less than 50 people keeping in track with the guidelines of the UAE government.

If you know of any couple struggling to get married online economically without having to travel; feel free to direct them towards our team

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