H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, attended today the 18th Mass Wedding in Al Dhafra and saw the participation of 188 Emirati couples.

The group wedding coincides with the country's celebrations of its 51st Union Day.

The mass wedding was organised under the patronage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed with the support of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in th presence of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamadn bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Nahyan bin Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Nahyan; and other Sheikhs.

Dr. Sultan bin Ahmed Al Jaber, Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology; Abdullah Muhair Al Ketbi, Minister of Federal Supreme Council Affairs and other senior officials were also present.

Upon the arrival of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, the wedding ceremony started.

Then, a video was aired under the title “UAE land” in addition to other programmes.

Later, the Brides and grooms shook hands with Sheikh Hamadan who congratulated them on the occasion and wished them happy marriage life.

Sheikh Hamdan emphasised the keenness of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to support such societal initiatives for th benefit of UAE citizens.

He said that mass weddings in the UAE plays a significant role in enhancing values of cooperation and harmony among the youth and preserves the rooted Arab traditions that help them start a family life with fewer costs.

He indicated that th organisation of mass wedding in Al Dhafra that coincides with the country's celebrations on 51st Union Day which mirrors the importance of fostering the journey of the youth, adding that mass wedding has also contributed to alleviating burdens and life costs on young people.

Sheikh Hamdan also congratulated the couples and their families and urged them to preserve family and social bonds and the Emirati traditions.

He also lauded th support provided by ADNOC for H.H.'s initiative regarding the organisation of mass weddings.

He also extended thanks for the organisers of the mass wedding fo their efforts that contributed to the success of the event and draw smile to the attendees.

In turn, the couples expressed their happiness at the patronage and presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed in the event that mirrors the keenness of the wise leadership to provide support and assistance for mass weddings.

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