Extravagance distracts youth from marriage, says NCC committee

ABU DHABI — Obsolete marriage traditions in Arab societies and the extravagance, which marks a wedding, are no longer in favour. In fact, they just add to the pressures on young men, who as a direct consequence of it, are less interested in marriage.

By Atef Hanafi

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Published: Thu 13 Apr 2006, 11:00 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 5:50 PM

This is one of the findings of the committee, specifically set up by the Abu Dhabi National Consultancy Council (NCC), to discuss, examine and resolve the problem of escalating marriage expenses.

The committee, which has finalised its report, is headed by Mubarak bin Abdullah Al Muhiri, Vice-Chairman.

However, in view of the numerous responses that the committee has received from various authorities concerned — marriage fund and wedding halls section of Al Ain Municipality — another meeting for finalising recommendations is scheduled for next Saturday.

The committee pinpointed the importance of handling and discussing all issues and problems affecting families and social stability.

Headed by Abdullah Ali Abdullah Al Zaaby and Hader bin Mubarak Al Muhiri as members, the committee on municipalities and public facilities is currently discussing the problem of old markets in Al Butaina and Al Shihama areas, which have many empty commercial buildings and complexes.

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