Special needs bridegrooms get Dh70,000

DUBAI — General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the UAE Minister of Defence, has granted a sum equivalent to Dh70,000 to each special needs bridegroom whose marriage will be organised as part of the “Hope Mass Wedding ” that will be held on May 25 at Arena Hall at Madinat Jumairah.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 15 May 2005, 11:07 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:26 PM

Details of the launch of the Dh4.5 million first-ever mass wedding organised for the special needs people were unveiled yesterday during a Press conference held at the Dubai Sports Club for Special Needs.

The Press conference was attended by Jamal Al Bah, Director of the Marriage Fund and the Chairman of the Arab Family Organisation and the Head of the Organising Committee of a campaign titled “No disability with strong will”, Thani Juma, Chairman of the Club and the consultant of the Arab Family Organisation, and other personalities.

The organisers of the humanitarian event said various organisations showed great keenness in participating in such a noble event that aims at bringing a smile to the faces of the special needs people who found their life partners.

“The wedding will be attended by prominent personalities in the Middle East including 50 ambassadors, businessmen and media personalities. The invitation for attending the wedding will be extended to 1,000 family members of the bridegrooms and the brides,” the organisers said.

The objective of organising the first-ever mass wedding for the special needs people is to alleviate their feeling of isolation from the world and to lend them a supportive hand in alleviating the financial burden that might be one of the main reasons preventing them from marrying.

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