The Ministry of Community Development organised a virtual mass wedding for 50 couples, called "Eastern Coast Wedding", in Khorfakkan.
The wedding was held under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
It was held at Khorfakkan Amphitheatre with all preventive health measures in place, in line with the authorities’ COVID precautions.
Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, noted that mass weddings in the UAE began in 1998, with the first mass wedding held in Sharjah under the patronage of the Ruler of Sharjah.
The number of beneficiaries of mass weddings has exceeded 10,000 throughout the UAE from its inception until today.
The "Eastern Coast Wedding 2021", is the second virtual mass wedding in the UAE and follows the ministry’s organisation of the first virtual mass wedding, entitled "Emirati Joy", in October 2020 for 100 grooms in five ceremonial sites throughout the country simultaneously.
The Ministry of Community Development, through its website, provides the resources for those seeking to participate in mass weddings throughout the year.