Tying the knots: Marriage fund in the UAE to establish mass weddings
The Marriage Fund will host a series of mass weddings across the UAE as part of its programmes planned this year.
This programme is being held under the directives of Her Highness Shaikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, Chairwoman of the General Women’s Union and the Family Development Foundation, FDF,
Commenting on the initiative, Shaikha Fatima said: “Mass weddings are one of many positive trends launched by Shaikh Zayed, through the Marriage Fund, and which continues to grow under the leadership of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.”
Shaikha Fatima emphasised the importance of family stability as a key pillar in building a prosperous society and nation. She also urged Emirati youth to be rational towards wedding expenditure, saying that overspending often leads to negative effects on family stability.
“Mass weddings aim to reduce the expenses of weddings and lift wedding cost pressures from young people and their parents. They also encourage young men to marry early and start building a stable and cohesive family,” she added.
She pointed out that mass weddings are aimed to reduce the cost of weddings and lifting the suffering of the parents and young people as they encourage young people to marry early and contribute in building stable, cohesive families.
Shaikha Fatima also said that the issue of girls accepting the culture of mass women’s weddings is an important indicator in the context of the role that UAE women have come to practice in exercising her social role in terms of her future family life; it is also a national model embodied by the originality of the UAE community traditions and its original values.
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