Applications For A Mass UAE Wedding Are Now Open

Mass Wedding

The burden of hosting a big wedding might deter young families from taking that step to starting a family, so the UAE government is stepping in to encourage UAE citizens to start their forever, now!

The Ministry Of Community Development announced a mass wedding for UAE Citizens, which aims to help young couples start their journey, without breaking the bank. Mass weddings are not unusual in the UAE, and have been held in recent years, to revive traditions and UAE culture.

“If the wedding expenses are keeping you from starting a family, do not worry.”

The application is for unmarried UAE citizens who have not previously been married or attended a mass wedding. There’s an application right here for interested parties.

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