A mass wedding consisting of 37 Emirati couples took place at the Zabeel Park in Dubai, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015.
The young couples were married in eight mass wedding organized by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa), for its staff.
The celebration was spiced up with a number of folklore, traditional activities and dances including; Al Ayalah, Harbiya, Al Razfa, and Al Liwa, as well as congratulatory poems for the newlyweds.
The ceremony known as 'Anwar Dubai', was held under the patronage and in the presence of Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and President of Dewa.
The event is part of Dewa's commitment to support its staff by giving them peace of mind and a good start in life.
Shaikh Hamdan was received by Dewa's board members andSaeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa.
The ceremony was also attended by senior officials from various government departments and a large number of guests.
According to Al Tayer, mass weddings have become a national tradition, with the numbers increasing each year. Dewa is following the same path.
"During the past eight years, a total of 323 couples tied the knot at Dewa's mass weddings. Through this initiative, and as part of our corporate social responsibility, we underline our commitment to serving society."
He added that the staff look forward to participating in the mass wedding, which has been named Anwar Dubai.
"Each year, our Emirati male and female staff participate in the mass wedding and start their new lives and form new Emirati families that look forward to a joyous and prosperous future. With all gratitude and appreciation, they thank Shaikh Hamdan for his patronage of the ceremony," added Al Tayer.
On behalf of Al Tayer, Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice-President of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Dewa, and Chairperson of Dewa's Women's Committee presented the new couples with gifts from the sponsors.
"The gift is for 37 young Emirati couples to encourage them to get married, alleviate their financial burden and make their lives easier," said Al Tayer.