Video, pictures: UAE celebrates royal wedding reception in Dubai

UAE leaders and VIP guests were in attendance at the event in Dubai World Trade Centre



Image courtesy: Dubai Media Office

The royal wedding reception of three sons of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai was held at the Dubai World Trade Center on Thursday.

Thousands of guests from across the world gathered at the venue to celebrate the weddings of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Ahmed, chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation.

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, and rulers of the Emirates were among the VIP attendees at the event, Dubai Media Office said on Twitter.

The brothers got married in a traditional ceremony on May 15 in a private affair.

Sheikh Hamdan, 36, married Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum, Sheikh Maktoum, 35, married Sheikha Mariam bint Butti Al Maktoum and Sheikh Ahmad married Sheikha Midya bint Dalmouj Al Maktoum.

The reception at the Trade Centre is only for men – in line with Emirati tradition. A separate celebration will be held for women.

Sheikh Mohammed, who previously wrote a poem for his sons, shared a video on his Instagram account earlier this week to mark the occasion.

 

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