The wait is finally over! After over a year’s engagement, Sheikha Maryam bint Rashid Al Maktoum has tied the knot with Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohammad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan on the 19th of September 2019. It was one of the much-awaited events of the quarter of the year.

Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohammad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan belongs to the royal family of Abu Dhabi.  He is among the prominent graduates of the British Royal Academy Sandhurst in the UK. He was awarded the Major General Diwan Misri Chand Platoon Award for demonstrating outstanding innovation and purpose during the training course. This tells us that Sheikh Rashid’s daughter is married to a well-deserving and dignified person among the royals.

The news of their marriage spread like wildfire as the members of the royal family congratulated the couple on social media. One of the first to congratulate them was Sheikha Latifa. The other members of the royal family that congratulated the couple included Sheikha Mahra and Mama Noora.

The royal wedding took place in the Dubai World Trade Center. It was a lavish affair and was magnified in royalty with the presence of the Dubai king himself Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum who was seen in a jolly demeanor welcoming all the guests and taking pictures with children. HH Sheikh Hamdan also is known as Faaza, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Sports Council was also there along with some other UAE dignitaries. The crowd was dominated by the royals from the UAE and the Middle East.

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From the décor to the food everything was traditional yet sober and mouthwatering. The Dubai royal family does know how to throw a lavish wedding and celebrate their happiness leaving the world in awe at their taste and fancy expenditures.

It’s not every day we see royals getting married but in the near future, we can expect quite some weddings in the royal family as back in 2016 Sheikha Latifa had announced her engagement to Sheikh Faisal Saud Khalid Al Qasimi who is part of the royal family of Ras Al Khaimah. Since there hasn’t been any news of the engagement breaking we can soon expect another royal wedding on the calendar of the Dubai royal family.

The wedding has served to be a good excuse for the Dubai royals to distract themselves from the upcoming case regarding the forced marriage protection of the children of The Sheikh and Princess Haya. The whole UAE is anxious to know what is to become of the case but the Sheikh showed no concerns regarding the case over the wedding instead he seemed one happy father celebrating the big day of his daughter.

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.

sheikha marriam 's wedding

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!