Dubai’s Pier 7: the Ultimate Wedding Venue
Dubai is regarded as one of the world’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities so it should come as no surprise that it ranks highly as a honeymoon destination. But this city also excels when it comes to fine dining establishments and if you’re looking for a glamorous wedding reception location look no further than Pier 7.
Only in Dubai could you find seven different exclusive restaurants set within one building and this shrine to the culinary arts will add style, sophistication and fun to your wedding reception.
The height of sophistication
The cutting-edge architecture at the Dubai Marina walk is one of the most impressive sights in a city dedicated to opulence. Gleaming skyscrapers, a beautiful marina packed with luxury yachts and views over the Arabian Gulf make this location a pleasure to walk through during the day and night. And it’s in this ultra-chic setting that you’ll find Pier 7, a seven story cylindrical building featuring floor to ceiling windows providing panoramic views over the waterfront. This is a dining establishment that towers above and eclipses all other Dubai Marina restaurants.
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A choice of dining options
Those who choose Pier 7 as a wedding venue will find the exterior impressive enough but it’s the interior that puts the icing on the cake. Each floor is dedicated to a signature restaurant, all featuring a different cuisine. You can choose from Antelier M, which features French cuisine with an Asian-fusion influence or the uncomplicated simplicity of Fume on the first floor serving international dishes will be more to your taste.
Cargo restaurant offers a large outdoor terrace for al-fresco dining and you can enjoy views over the marina while you sample the Asian influenced seafood dishes washed down with contemporary cocktails. Mexican food lovers can choose the O Cacti dining establishment, which also offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine in its Latin-themed atmosphere. The dishes in O Cacti such as the Atun Tataki, which is seared tuna covered in seasoned flying fish roe and marinated in lemon palm with rocket leaves, are sure to be a hit with guests.
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Dancing until late
At Pier 7 if you want to combine a restaurant venue with a nightclub atmosphere then simply head to the fourth floor where The Scene is located. This restaurant and terrace venue is home to a spacious lounge and an open plan dining area with seating for 350 guests. Celebrity Chef Simon Rimmer has created a unique menu of classic British food with a distinctly hip, retro twist. The Scene also features a cutting edge Funktion-One sound system that was purpose built and if that isn’t enough there’s also a huge al-fresco terrace for those night-time views over the Gulf and the marina.
These are just a taster of the key elements of what’s fast become Dubai’s premier dining center. The beautiful views, first-class dining, stunning architecture and sophisticated ambiance blend together perfectly to make Pier 7 the ultimate choice as a wedding reception venue.
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