This week brought the first of two fabulous Proposals, this one held at the stunning Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. The Zabeel Saray is located on The Palm, which is home to some of the nicest hotels in the Middle East. Amongst these glittering hotels the Zabeel stands out with perhaps the most impressive reception area and is in the style of the Imperial Palaces of the Ottoman Empire.  A perfect location for proposal photography.

My lovely couple had flown in from London only a few days earlier to enjoy a short holiday in Dubai. Nishil had wisely decided to take this opportunity to make his proposal, and organized a romantic cabana dinner directly on the beach. However one thing I don’t think Nishil planned on was the very hot night, which must have been quite a shock after the UK!

As is usual I was able to work behind the scenes with the hotel to coordinate all the timing, including sneaking the engagement ring away from Nishil for some photographs.  I am certain he did a great job of hiding the evenings true purpose, as it seemed a big surprise for his lovely fiancé when the ring came out on top of a cake ! Thereafter followed some lovely moments as Nishil cleaned the cake off the beautiful ring.

I am pleased to report that the answer to the proposal was a resounding yes !

Afterwards we had time for a few special photos around the pool area before the couple had to sound the retreat into the cool of indoors. It really was very humid so they did fantastically well.

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