COVID-19: UAE leaders attend royal wedding in compliance with safety rules


The people of the UAE have been reminded of the importance of social precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic by the nation's leaders as they attended a royal wedding via a group video call.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent their congratulations to the couple through a virtual platform.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan called on others to follow this example of using modern technology when hosting social events in compliance with the COVID-19 safety precautions.

They sent their best wishes to Sheikh Mohammed bin Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, on his wedding to the daughter of His Highness Sheikh Tahnoun bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Rulers from other emirates including Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah, along with dozens of senior dignitaries, also sent their congratulations via video calls.

"I congratulate all Al Nahyan family on this wedding. Your joy is a joy for the whole country. Our country is steadily and happily moving forward and as His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed said, we are prepared for all challenges," Sheikh Mohammed said.

Their Royal Highnesses expressed their appreciation of hosting a simple ceremony, given the current circumstances and renewed calls for cooperation with the authorities as they work to contain the spread of the virus.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed engaged in cordial talks about the issues of concern to the country and emphasised that the UAE is capable of overcoming all of the challenges posed by the global pandemic.

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