Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 June 2019

Sheikh Hamdan wedding: Dubai’s royal marriage date is set

The Crown Prince of Dubai and brothers Sheikh Ahmed and Sheikh Maktoum will have an official ceremony on June 6

A royal ceremony to celebrate the marriages of three sons of the Ruler of Dubai will take place on Thursday, June 6.

The event at Dubai World Trade Centre at 4pm is expected to be attended by thousands of guests. It follows a private wedding ceremony on May 15.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, 36, Crown Prince of Dubai, married Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum.

Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, 35, married Sheikha Maryam bint Butti Al Maktoum.

Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed, Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, 32, married Sheikha Midya bint Dalmouj Al Maktoum.

Confirmation of the date, by the government media office on Monday, was made as images surfaced on social media of gold invitations to the ceremony.

Among the many family members and residents to wish them well was the royal grooms’ governess, known on social media as Mama Noora.

She shared an image of ornate gift boxes decorated with golden Arabic calligraphy and containing Omani halwa that were sent to friends of the family.

When opened, the underside of the gift box bears another inscription, reading: “On the occasion of the matrimony of the sons of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Maktoum and Sheikh Ahmed.”

Updated: May 28, 2019 09:37 AM

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