MUSCAT: Set against a majestic backdrop of the rugged Al Hajar Mountains and the glittering azure waters of the Sea of Oman, Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel provides the perfect setting for a dream wedding.

The palatial resort’s distinctive wedding venues include the largest ballroom in the sultanate. Located in a separate wing of the hotel, this elegant 1,204sqm space features an elaborate cut-crystal chandelier and a décor of muted gold and blues adding calm and splendor to the idyllic surroundings.

Omani wedding customs and traditions are very rich in culture and heritage. A wedding, in particular a traditional one, takes a lot of preparation, from the proposal, dowry or maher, and henna party to mulkah (marriage ceremony) and the wedding reception.

With this in mind, a dedicated wedding expert is on hand to take care of every detail from initial menu tasting and protocol to guests’ accommodation, in order to make the experience as joyous and memorable as possible for the bride.

On the day of the wedding, the bride will have full access to the Bridal Suite.

Designed for privacy and comfort, this ultra-luxurious suite features a spacious dressing area, separate make-up room, and a comfortable sitting area where friends and family members can join in for the preparation rituals.

Wedding packages at Al Bustan Palace include luxurious accommodations with a complimentary bottle of non-alcoholic date champagne served in crystal flutes, special room rates for wedding guests, three-tier wedding cake, and more.

The packages can also be customised to suit the bride’s personal taste.

SOURCE: Muscat Daily