Wednesday, April 20, 2016

SABC3's Mela presenter, Zahira Variawa, marries her dashing dog doc in Dubai; wedding will be shown on 8 May in 4-part travelogue series.

The SABC3 Mela presenter, Zahirah Variawa, has married her dashing dog doctor, Andrew Marty in Dubai where her Australian husband is a veterinarian for the United Arab Emirates president.

The luxurama wedding of the lovebirds who met at an Andrea Bocelli concert in Abu Dhabi, took place at Fairmont The Palm in Dubai and will be broadcast on Mela on Sunday 8 May.

With comedian Siv Ngesi as host, the two got married at the end of March among the exotic Dubai dunes surrounded by 160 of their close friends and family, including South African cricketer Graeme Smith.

Zahirah Variawa will be in Durban from 27 April after she moved to Dubai, with Mela that will be doing weekly Dubai travelogue inserts from 1 May - including her wedding on 8 May.

Zahirah Variawa now runs her own brand management service in Dubai and says moving to Dubai involved major mind-shifts and was a steep learning curve, but that she has learnt to love her new home and its cosmopolitan residents.

With her husband, their Dubai destination wedding will form the centrepiece of the four travel inserts that Mela will broadcast.