Sheikh Mohammed, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and other dignitaries attend wedding ceremony.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, attended in various locations nationwide and via TV circuits group ceremonies held to celebrate the marriage of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to Sheikha Fakhra, the daughter of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamdan Bin Mohamed Al Nahyan as well as the wedding ceremonies of other 150 Emirati couples.
The mass weddings were held in association with the Ministry of Community Development on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The mass weddings were attended by Their Highnesses the crown princes and deputy rulers as well as sheikhs, ministers, dignitaries and high-ranking officials from all the emirates.
Their Highnesses the UAE Rulers, Crown Princess and deputy rulers conveyed the greetings of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the newlywed and underlined the UAE leadership's keenness on cementing family bonds and social cohesion while preserving quintessential Emirati values and principles.
The couples expressed their sincere appreciation to the UAE leaders and delight at seeing them attend their happiest moments in life.
The 10-year comprehensive strategy aims to empower and expand the industrial sector to become the driving force of a sustainable national economy, increasing its contribution to the GDP from the current Dhs133 billion to Dhs300 billion by 2031.
The Emirati women are a story that we are proud of and that their empowerment is a fundamental priority in the Emirati development vision, say Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed.
The Ruler of Dubai took to his Twitter account and said, “On behalf of the people of the UAE, I wish everyone celebrating around the world a happy Diwali. May the light of hope always unite us and lead us forward to a better tomorrow.”
Nearly 13,400 people were forced to evacuate as water consumed hundreds of homes around the country, turning some streets into raging rivers of brown water, according to Haiti’s Civil Protection Agency.
Sheikh Hamdan said on Twitter, "We extend our sincere condolences and sympathy to the family, relatives, companions and readers of Khalid Al Qashtini, the Iraqi journalist and writer, and the owner of the creative pen, who enriched our Arab world with his publications. With his departure, the Arab media loses a symbol of creativity.”
The authorities said, “Abu Dhabi Police and Abu Dhabi Civil Defence Authority teams are dealing with a fire that broke out this evening at a warehouse in Mussafah industrial area.
"Every year, over 400m tonnes of plastic is produced worldwide - one-third of which is used just once,” said Antonio Guterres. "Every day, the equivalent of over 2,000 garbage trucks full of plastic is dumped into our oceans, rivers, and lakes.”