Over 900 couples tie the knot

DUBAI — Over 900 couples entered wedlock at the mass marriage ceremonies organised in all emirates of the UAE during the National Day celebrations on Sunday.

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Published: Tue 4 Dec 2007, 9:12 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:07 AM

Abu Dhabi saw a total of 260 couples starting their marital lives, Dubai 155, Sharjah 112, Ras Al Khaimah 152, Fujairah 200, Umm Al Quwain 44 and Ajman 70.

Dr Saif Mohammed Al Ajala, Director-General of the Marriage Fund, said: “This is the first time mass weddings were held at the same time in the seven emirates.

“Apart from sparing the couples the cost of the wedding parties, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has granted Dh70,000 to each groom.”

The couples were selected in November on the basis of certain criteria.

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