Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) organised its seventh mass wedding initiative with over 45 Dewa employees marrying at a ceremony held under the patronage and in the presence of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of Dewa, at Za’beel Park in Dubai.
The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Matar Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of Dewa, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa, Saeed Al Kendi, Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Habtoor, Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, Abdullah Jasim Bin Kalban, CEO of Dubal, Butti Saeed Al Kindi, Ahmed Butti Al Muhairbi, Secretary General of the Dubai Supreme Council of Energy, Abdullah Salem Al Mana, General Manager, Etisalat – Dubai Region, Dr Ahmad Eid Al Mansouri, Director of Dubai Educational Zone, Majid Al Shamsi, member of Dewa’s Board, HE Salem Al Moosa, Dewa Executive Vice Presidents, senior officials, employees and relatives of the grooms and brides.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dewa received Their Highnesses, Their Excellencies and other dignitaries.
“We extend our gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his kind patronage towards the annual mass wedding. Upholding Dewa’s aspiration to be a socially responsible company, the mass wedding is a celebration that further unites our employees and fosters a spirit of solidarity and camaraderie in the community,” said Al Tayer.
"We add a new celebration for our beloved country, and wish for more celebrations in the future. Today, we celebrate with 45 young people from our glorious country,” Al Tayer added.
Al Tayer added that through each new mass wedding, Dewa is fostering stronger relationships, while underlining its commitment towards its employees and their families. Al Tayer congratulated the employees involved in organising the mass wedding and wished the young couples a happy family life.
“This mass wedding is a new station in the journey of the nation’s youth towards happiness. Our new generation has a strong sense of belonging and loyalty to our beloved country, which has always lavished them with support, attention and care. This celebration is consistent with the objectives of Dewa to promote social responsibility by launching ambitious initiatives that will be beneficial and useful to the general community across all segments,” said Khawla Al Mehairi, Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Dewa, and Chairperson of Dewa’s Women’s Committee.
The mass wedding witnessed several outstanding moments including a poetry recital by eminent poet Rashid Sharar with poet Misbah Ali Al-Kaabi, demonstrations of UAE folklore such as Al Ayalah and Al Harbiya and popular activities presented by a group of students. A draw was also conducted with an Umrah trip as a prize.
Personally congratulating each bride and groom, Al Tayer wished them the best of luck on the new journey they are embarking on, in addition to providing each of them with gifts from YAS - The Royal Name of Perfumes, Cesare Paciotti, Alwajaha Tailor for Men, Nabrman Fashion, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Papyoon Abayas, Clinica and Janti. DEWA provided the free Umrah trip.
The annual mass wedding is a one of Dewa’s most significant social initiatives. In the past seven years, the mass weddings have helped 286 grooms and brides to complete their wedding ceremony by reducing associated expenses.