Much of the world may be awaiting a certain royal wedding in May, but the UAE has pipped the Brits at the post as Dubai's ruling family saw in the New Year with a marriage celebration of their own.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, attended the marriage of his daughter Sheikha Maryam to Sheikh Suhail bin Ahmed Al Maktoum on Wednesday, Wam reported.
The ceremony was attended by a consortium of the country's rulers, as well as dignitaries, ministers and top officials from Dubai and the UAE.
Sheikh Mohammed was of course in attendance, as was Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
A video posted to social media shows the royals taking in the jubilant celebrations.
Their engagement was announced on Instagram to much fanfare in December, with well wishes pouring in from around the UAE and the world.
It was little over a year since her sister, Sheikha Latifa, married Sheikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi.
Others who attended the wedding celebrations were:
Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; Sheikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; Sheikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah; Lt Gen Sheikh Ahmed bin Rashid, Deputy Chief of Dubai Police and Public Security; Sheikh Hazza bin Zayed, Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chief Executive of Emirates Group; Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed; Ahmed Al Za'abi, Deputy Minister for Presidential Affairs, and Khalifa Suleiman, Director General of the Department of Protocol and Hospitality in Dubai.
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