| 12 March, 2018

UAE's Ras Al Khaimah Crown Prince to get married in a mass wedding with 170 grooms

Preparations are all in place for the first-of-its-kind wedding on March 13

Image used for illustrative purpose only.
Grooms take part in a mass wedding ceremony in Riyadh June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

Image used for illustrative purpose only. Grooms take part in a mass wedding ceremony in Riyadh June 24, 2008. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

REUTERS/Ali Jarekji

The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is all geared up for the first-of-its-kind wedding of some 170 grooms, including the Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi himself.

The much-awaited wedding shall be held at the Al Bayt Mitwahid 'Our Home is United' at the Azan area on Tuesday, March 13, according to Ahmed Salem Al Mazrouie, Deputy Head of the Supreme organising committee of the mass wedding.

"The wedding ceremony will be held at one of the biggest ballrooms in the country that has been auspiciously held up by Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces."

The Crown Prince, celebrating his wedding along with 167 grooms as part of the massive wedding is a clear message to all families to follow the shiny model, and showcase solidarity to each other, he added.

"The massive wedding, one of the most important community initiatives nationwide, is aimed to support youth, ease their suffering, and help them lead a stable and debt-free marital life."

The UAE prudent leadership spares no effort to support all nationals, be they men or women, all over the country, Al Mazrouie underlined.

"This time one of the sons of the Sheikhs will be standing shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens as is the case in the ongoing war in Yemen where the children of the Rulers insisted in performing their national duty next to fellow soldiers."

The mass wedding is part of the UAE culture that shows solidarity and interaction among all members of the society, he pointed out.

"The leadership is keen on expressing congratulations to each and every groom in a dazzling and meaningful image that reflects the strong bonds of the UAE people and intimate relationship between the leaders and nationals."

The department of public works, all set for the mass wedding, has built 3,500 parking spaces adjacent to the ballroom at Azan area, he explained.

"The department has decorated all the surroundings of the wedding ballroom, and planted 20,000 square meters with palms trees, colourful flowers, and green grass."

Over 8,000 UAE flags are being installed on the roads and squares leading to the ballroom, he elaborated.

"The department has also built six helicopter landing zones for receiving 12 choppers on an area of 9,000 square meters using 14,000 square meters of interlock."

The entire roads of the area have been redesigned, Al Mazrouie stated. "A new exit has been opened in front of the ballroom to give visitors easy access to the mass wedding which is slated to start on Tuesday, March 13, at 4pm."

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