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Old 04-07-2005, 06:28 PM
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Thank you very much Ms. Saba for the link. I remember reading sometime back that highly educated Emirati women were reluctant to marry local men who were not as educated as themselves so I guess the problem is reversed now, as they had predicted. The UAE and Qatar are the only countries that I can come up with where literacy among women outstrip that of men.

As for the problem of local men marrying foreign women, are they contemplating permitting local women to sponsor foreign husbands for instance, for a change? I know this has been a problem for quite some time but I'd like to know how big of a problem it is. Does anyone have a figure to present? You know, it would be disasterous if a man who actually fell in love with a foreign woman couldn't marry her....
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You know, it would be disasterous if a man who actually fell in love with a foreign woman couldn't marry her....
you can always marry in a foreign jurisdiction (the brides country, for example.)
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:16 PM
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Marriage and Education of Women in the UAE

First time I have attempted to post pics, hope it works. Women from Zayed University in Abu Dhabi were honored by President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed.
The pics are courtesy of WAM, published earlier in the week.

LaLa, Thank you for your link as well. Each state of the UAE is slightly different in its rulings and ideas about marriage of local women to foreign husbands, there are exceptions. I recently read about such a marriage in Abu Dhabi in that regard but can not recall the details; it really does not seem to be a huge problem. I doubt that there are any internal records that would be made public in this matter. The open discussions about marriage and family in the UAE are simply proactive.

Marrying foreign women is of great concern for several reasons, family law is governed by Shari’a law and that is very important. Often the foreign woman may not fully understand family law and its impact.

There is something very positive to be said for wanting to maintain a strong sense of family and its precious bonds.
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Old 04-07-2005, 07:27 PM
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There is something very positive to be said for wanting to maintain a strong sense of family and its precious bonds.
i completely agree with you!!!

also i think the stats are that 'arranged' marriages have a 30% divorce rate and 'love' marriages have a 50% divorce rate.
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Old 04-08-2005, 12:19 PM
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OK, according to this article local women can sponsor foreign husbands.


Local women can now sponsor expat husbands
By Nada S. Mussallam

14 July 2004

ABU DHABI - Foreigners married to local women can now be sponsored by their wives and obtain a labour card, said a senior official.

Earlier, non-nationals married to local women were not allowed to have the sponsorship of their wives. The new system is based on the cabinet decree No. 3/455 of 2004 which stipulates that it is permissible that husbands in this category could be sponsored by their wives, said Dr Khazraji.

The ministerial decision will be implemented with immediate effect, he said.

The under-secretary said the ministerial decree also stipulates that the couple should abide by the order of higher authorities in obtaining an approval from the Presidential Court for the marriage.

'The ministerial decree stressed that the couple should abide by the decision of the Presidential Court concerning approval of the marriage,' said Dr Khazraji.

He said that the decision will help in overcoming difficulties faced by this category in being dealt with as foreigners.

He said his ministry had earlier received a large number of applications requesting that non-national men who are married to national women get special treatment regarding labour transactions and procedures.

'As per the directives of Mattar Humaid Al Tayer, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, to study the issue, we carefully investigated the matter and came up with a recommendation on which the ministerial decision was based,' said Dr Khazraji.

'I think the decision is good and quite fair. It will definitely create a kind of social stability and strengthen family bonds. Foreigners married to local women must be treated in a special way, I believe,' he said.

About the duration of the residence visa, Dr Khazraji said so far it has been agreed that the residence visa will be valid for three years. According to preliminary statistics, the ministerial decree will be in favour of nearly 8,000 non-nationals married to local women most of whom are Egyptians and Syrians.
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however children of those marriages can not recieve their mother's passport.
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Sheikh Ahmed beside Sheikh Mohammed
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Arrow sheikh majid

Does anyone know anything about Sheikh Majid? We were introduced, but I am just curious about him.. I don't know much about his role, and stuff like that.
Is he going to University? Does he live in Dubai?
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Old 04-12-2005, 10:55 AM
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This is from Sheikh Mo's website it is a profile on Sheikh Majid it is a little old from 2003


Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed Al Maktoum is a multi-talented young man who enjoys the traditional sports of horse and camel riding as well as football, swimming and shooting.

He considers his father, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, his coach, teacher, and mentor.

Sheikh Majid, 16, studies at Rashid School for Boys. He is heavily involved with many sporting and social activities. He has participated in several endurance races in Europe, and is currently preparing for the World Junior Championships on September 27 in Italy.

He says that his father taught him that it is much more important to build a mutual understanding with your horse than to win races. A rider must know how far he can push his horse, sense when it is tiring and not just focus on winning at any price.

He believes that the rider bears 80% of the responsibility with 20% left to the horse. The rider should always control the speed of the race.

Sheikh Majid feels that today’s youth should be more involved in traditional sports, including horse riding, swimming, shooting, and camel riding, because he believes they play a major role in developing people mentally and physically.

Sheikh Majid is also following in his father’s footsteps as a racehorse owner. He says that he currently owns 35 racehorses and is eager to continue developing his stable.

Away from sports, Sheikh Majid enjoys reading about history in Arabic and English and is also very interested in current affairs.

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Old 04-12-2005, 11:13 AM
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Does anyone know anything about Sheikh Majid? We were introduced, but I am just curious about him.. I don't know much about his role, and stuff like that.
Is he going to University? Does he live in Dubai?
So what was he like? was he polite? arrogant? just a regular kid?
:) just curious. I've heard of encounters with both Rashid bin Mo and Hamdan bin Mo, but none of the other brothers.
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he is incredibly handsome and the son of the mysterious lebanese lady.
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This is from Sheikh Mo's website it is a profile on Sheikh Majid it is a little old from 2003
that bio sounds like the standard bio for any young wealthy guy from the gulf.
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he was just relaly polite!! pretty quiet really. who is this lebanese lady who is meant to be his mum?
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he was just relaly polite!! pretty quiet really. who is this lebanese lady who is meant to be his mum?
no one knows. mo has 4 acknowledged children by her. i think she is/was a model.
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Sheikha Roudha

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Majid bin Mohammed attends ceremony for Al Wasl

Al Wasl Club President Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended a ceremony for the Club’s football players. Al Wasl won a juniors championship recently.

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ABAYAS WITH A FRENCH TOUCH
BY ANEELA BATOOL
15 April 2005





In touch with the latest fashion trends from Paris, Arabesque Spring 2005 Collection of Sheilas and Abayas showcased at the Bridal Show 2005 was a rear treat for the brides-to-be. Its elegant and creative designs captivated the visitors.



The Young & Trendy line from the brand, shows a strong and individualistic look finished with bright silver bangles, stars and coins to shine from day to night time and the centrepiece of the new collection is trimmed with an exquisite leather fringe, the popular retro look of this season.

The Classic line offers easy to wear stylish pieces with tiny understated black details. The discerning woman can indulge herself with designs from the hand-painted line showing different rainbow tones of antique gold spangled with iridescent embroidery and crystals.

Themes of romance

The themes of romance and refinement are reflected in the Luxury and Collector lines for the upcoming bridal season. The Collector line is sophisticated and eminently wearable. Judith, the fashion designer says, “triumphs again with dreamy creations embroidered in bright silver, antique silver lurex and gold beads, garnished with tiny rainbow coloured sequins create a magical effect of shadows and lights exalting the femininity.

The Spring 2005 Collection stands out for its uniqueness, and modern touch. Arabesque continues to offer a wide selection of design to express the women’s individualism in a distinctive and stylish way.

Over 200 exhibitors are participating in this year's Bridal Show which represents the whole spectrum of the wedding sector and it is an excellent platform for them to be part of UAE’s lucrative bridal industry. The show has been organised under the patronage of Shaika Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Ladies Club.

Being held at Dubai World Trade Centre, Hall no. 5, the exhibition features a wide range of wedding services including bridal fashion, beauty products, demonstrations and fashion shows.

“This year’s show is the biggest in the event's eight-year history with 80 per cent more space than last year.” says Charlotte Proudman, Event Manager, The Bride Show Dubai 2005, “This is multi million dollar industry growing 20 per cent yearly — and the UAE is the one of the most affluent markets in the world where culturally wedding are very important and where no expense is spared.

It's all about women!

A fashion show presenting bridal lingerie and nightwear collection 2005 by Nayomi received huge appreciation for its contemporary design, blended with unusual cut and delicate fabric. The new collection by the renowned lingerie retailer provides a graceful and elegant range appreciative of the Arabic culture.

“This is Nayomi’s third year at the Bridal Show and we feel it provides a unique platform to showcase our collection,” Said Ismail Ebeidi, Product Manager, Nayomi.

“Our bridal range is a high quality, premium product and each piece is designed with its own personality, the objective is to make every bride feel special,” Ismail maintained.

Nightwear from the Fairouz and Alya bridal ranges presented a stunning array of colour, design and fabrics to suit every mood and moment.

One of the most luxurious collection, Fairouz oozed sultry elegance with classic tonnes, rich cafe au lait combinations and delicate gold and silver nightgowns, while detailed chiffon embroidery enhanced the over all opulence of the pieces.

The Alya collection, renowned for its pure graceful style, featured billowing chiffon panels and seductive crochet detail in gentle ivory and white. Baby pink crepe pleated gowns, daring in their simplicity offered a young yet alluring design whilst sunflower colour night dresses detailed charm, their matching robes trimmed with satin cuffs and pearl buttons.

Andrea Wicks, Product Director Nayomi said, “We try to understand today’s women, providing garment which are international and yet reflective of the Arabian culture. Nayomi is all about woman, what she feels and understands, how she lives, our collections are an expression of her feelings.”

In addition to the Bridal Collection Nayomi featured their exclusive evening wear and Jalabia range. The evening collection ranged from sophisticated evening dresses with intricate beadwork and crystals though to less formal pretty floral dresses cut on the bias. The assortment of Jalabia’s defined relaxed home elegance, with both comfort and style key factors for the range.

Nayomi launched its first intricate bridal designs in 2001 and has experienced overwhelming success with demand for the creation exceeding expectation. The contemporary design, blended with unusual cut and delicate fabric provided a graceful, elegant range appreciative of Arab culture.
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