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Old Aug 7th 2014, 11:46 am
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I popped the question in the gardens of the Royal Mirage Hotel after dinner at L'Eauzone.
was 4th July and the very moment she said yes a load of fireworks lit up the sky. That took a lot of planning!

6th Wedding Anniversary tomorrow
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Old Aug 7th 2014, 12:58 pm
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Why does it have to be so complicated?

People have this funny thing about proposals in that they should be surprising and romantic, however marriage is a pragmatic agreement between two people. In essence you are procuring a piece of paper which says you have committed to each other...

My advice. Keep it simple.

(and yes I am hopelessly unromantic...)
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Old Aug 7th 2014, 1:32 pm
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Yeah, just hand her a pre-nup. If you want to be snazzy, have a fountain pen handy.
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Old Aug 7th 2014, 1:41 pm
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Definitely take her up the Burj Khalifa.


Is that a euphemism ?
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Does it sound like one?
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Old Aug 7th 2014, 10:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Irishbeekeeper View Post
Well there are only 2 ways to go if in the UAE :
1. The desert
2. The beach

Everyone has their own preference I guess but I think few things are as majestic as a sunrise in the desert. If you can manage to sneak a high quality camera with a tripod and set it up without her knowing it, leave it on so it can capture the moment, now THAT would be a coup!
Or the mountains

Or my approach.- stand in the hallway with a job offer and say, "shit, says here we need to be married"
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Old Aug 8th 2014, 12:31 pm
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Or the mountains

Or my approach.- stand in the hallway with a job offer and say, "shit, says here we need to be married"
Always knew you were a LAD
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Old Aug 8th 2014, 12:33 pm
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How about a night out somewhere like Al Maha, call the hotel in advance and arrange a camal ride to champagne romantic dinner in the dessert, pop the question then have a couple of nights to yourself with your own private pool.
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How about a night out somewhere like Al Maha, call the hotel in advance and arrange a camal ride to champagne romantic dinner in the dessert, pop the question then have a couple of nights to yourself with your own private pool.
That would deserve a yes and anal
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Old Aug 8th 2014, 12:41 pm
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Old Aug 8th 2014, 3:53 pm
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Talk about ****ing 1st world problems.
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Old Aug 9th 2014, 5:27 am
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Default Re: Proposing in (or around) Dubai

Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
That would deserve a yes and anal
Scamp - you've disappointed me. Don't be nasty.

Bahtatboy - crikey, you really are in a grumpy mood.

Millhouse - lol

Skydiving idea is great. Underwater is old school now. An alternative - next weekend, fly to Muscat, then stay at the

http://www.shangri-la.com/muscat/bar...al-husn-hotel/

(arrange for them to pick you up at airport - flying much better and more romantic than 5 hour plus trip at weekend timings due to busy border crossings)

stay in this room

http://www.shangri-la.com/muscat/bar...bedroom-suite/

and just arrange for a bottle of champagne to be delivered to the room at sunset (around 7:30pm) and propose on the balcony - just the two of you

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Old Aug 10th 2014, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by norsk View Post
Why does it have to be so complicated?

People have this funny thing about proposals in that they should be surprising and romantic, however marriage is a pragmatic agreement between two people. In essence you are procuring a piece of paper which says you have committed to each other...

My advice. Keep it simple.

(and yes I am hopelessly unromantic...)

I have to agree. Romance is more than flashy proposals and big wedding and it takes far more than this to make a marriage work. Real love and romance is things like buying your partner's favourite chocolate for them as a random surprise, looking after them when they are ill and being kind when they are down. It's little things like chatting amicably when out for a walk, laughing at the same things and being aware of their feelings in any situation.

Good luck with the proposal, but in the grand scale it's not that important and other things matter much more.
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Old Aug 10th 2014, 10:44 am
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Originally Posted by norsk View Post
People have this funny thing about proposals in that they should be surprising and romantic, however marriage is a pragmatic agreement between two people.
Mine is more like a truce.
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Old Aug 10th 2014, 11:51 am
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I'm not sure how well it will go down if he just rocks up as usual pulls out a ring and says 'look in the grand scheme of our marriage together, this bit isn't really that important so lets get married babe?', 'whilst we're at it the actual wedding ceremony isn't really that important either so may as well just keep it simple- say 500 quid should do the job- and hell who needs a honeymoon- lets just get on with it- here you do the washing and I'll sit and watch the footie'. So is that a 'Yes" I hear you squealing?

It may not seem that important in hindsight but I'm pretty certain at the time it feels pretty bloody huge! and whilst I agree it's the small things that really count, if a grand gesture isn't doable at the proposal- when you are madly and deeply in love, how are you going to pull one out when things are a bit tougher- I mean if you can't do it at the best of times it doesn't bode well for when the going gets tough. I say throw caution to the wind, knock yourself out and make her feel as special as she really is too you.
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