While there has never been any doubt on Sheikh Rashid’s affection for his children, he has shown it yet again by giving a grand reception dedicated to the wedding of his daughter, Sheikha Maryam with Sheikh Khaled bin Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan. It was an evening star-studded with top officials from all around UAE and the glimpses of it will definitely make you wish if you were there too.
One thing is for sure that this time all of the rulers invited to the Dubai royal wedding were in full swing to celebrate like never before.
The confirmation of Sheikha Maryam’s wedding came out on Friday when members of the Dubai royal family openly congratulated the princess through social media. The first to go on the list was her sister Sheikha Latifa Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who straightforwardly wished the newlywed couple a happy life ahead.
The announcement of Sheikha Maryam’s engagement first came out on August 24, 2018 and while a lot of you would be interested to know about the lucky Sheikh Khaled, who has been fortunate enough to have the billionaire Sheikh Rashid and Emir of Dubai’s daughter as his wife, Khaled himself belongs to the royal family of Abu Dhabi, Al Nahyan.
Much like Sheikh Rashid’s own family, he is a graduate of British Royal Academy Sandhurst in the UK and has the Major General Diwan Misri Chand Platoon Award to his name for demonstrating outstanding innovation and purpose during the span of the entire training period.
The marriage contract was signed about a week ago and the marriage was actually the third in the series of wedding events that comprised of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, 36, married Sheikha Bint Saeed Bin Thani Al Maktoum in a religious ceremony that took place on May 15. Sheikh Hamdan’s brothers Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, 35, married Sheikha Maryam Bint Butti Al Maktoum, and Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, 32, married Sheikha Madiyah Bint Dalmook Al Maktoum.
Glimpses of the grand event were leaked via Dubai Media Office’s Twitter handle as we can see a dancing troupe performing the Ayala with Emirati music.
The reception was held at Dubai World Trade Center and the notable personalities in the guest list included H.H. Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman; H.H. Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Fujairah; H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Um Al Quwain; and H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Looking at the pictures and videos, one can most definitely say that when the sheikhs party, they party hard!