x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

22 Fujairah locals receive family books

Twenty-two Fujairah locals who are born to Emirati mothers and non-Emirati fathers received their family books on Sunday.

Twenty-two Fujairah locals who are born to Emirati mothers and non-Emirati fathers received their family books on Sunday. The books are the last step in the process of obtaining UAE citizenship.

"You are not foreign to this country. You have been born and raised on the soil of this nation," Maj Gen Nasser Al Minhali told the recipients at a ceremony. "You've all been born to an Emirati mother, and we are confident that you will prove that you deserve your new citizenship."

The Fujairah locals are among a second batch of 903 eligible citizenship candidates. In February, 1,117 applicants received their citizenship.

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