Where to watch the Royal Wedding in Abu Dhabi

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Royal wedding fever is spreading across the world and it has Abu Dhabi in its sights.

Millions of people from all parts of the globe will tune in to watch Prince Harry get hitched to glamorous actress Meghan Markle on Saturday May 19.

And it promises to be a spectacular affair.

Guests are expected to arrive around 9.30pm UAE time, with the wedding ceremony beginning at 3pm.

Everyone loves a good fairytale wedding, so below we bring you five venues in Abu Dhabi who will be getting into the spirit and showing the action.

Belgian Café Yas Island

Decorated in Belgian brasserie style with dark wood, mirrored glass table separators and chandeliers, this place has a good vibe.

So it will make a great place to watch the big day with a six-hour line-up of food and fun.

Enjoy traditional British food with an awesome four-hour Royal Roast package and be an honorary Englishman (or woman) for the day.

Packages starting from Dh125 person. 1pm-7pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 2407).

Blu Sky Lounge & Grill

The global event will be shown live on the Southern Sun Abu Dhabi venue’s HD screens, so you can savour the beautiful wedding dress, stunning flowers and lavish headpieces in detail.

In true British tradition, free strawberries and cream will be served up with every purchase of an Italian sparkling beverage, with the nuptials being beamed on a big screen.

If that wasn’t enough excitement for one day, the British celebration will continue with the FA Cup final, being contested by Chelsea and Manchester United, which will be broadcast from 8.15pm.

Sat May 19. Noon onwards. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 818 4888).

Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi

Well, with a regal name like Le Royal Méridien, this ever-popular venue simply had to show the big wedding, didn’t it?

And they’re doing it in style too, with a massive marquee and a luxurious afternoon tea with traditional English tea and scones.

You’ll feel like royalty as you catch the nuptials in one of the capital’s plushest venues.

Dhs99 per person, Dhs50 for kids aged six to 12, free for kids under six. 1pm – 5pm. Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi (800 101 101)


This Irish institution is getting into the neighbourly spirit to celebrate the wedding of one of the UK’s most important royal family members.

You can indulge in a Breakfast for a King special or Royal Roast as you watch the big day unfold on one of the giant television screens.

That’s when good neighbours become good friends.

Packages from Dhs99. Coverage starts at noon. Al Raha Beach Hotel (02 652 4333)

The Warehouse, Pearl Rotana

If you fancy a change from your usual venue of choice, why not make a beeline for the luxurious new Pearl Rotana for the royal wedding?

The Warehouse, the hotel’s signature grape and tapas bar, swung its doors open last month and it’s already making waves in the capital’s bar scene.

Mark the big day with a massive British/American buffet and tuck in as Prince Harry and his future wife tie the knot.

From 3pm. Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 307 5555).

Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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