DUBAI – Three sons of Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, exchanged vows on the same day this week.

In a religious ceremony on Wednesday night, Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council, married Shaikha Shaikha Bint Saeed Bin Thani Al Maktoum, while Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, married Shaikha Maryam Bint Butti Al Maktoum. Shaikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, married Shaikha Midya Bint Dalmouj Al Maktoum.

Al Maktoum took to the social media to express his boundless happiness at the wedding of his three sons in a poem he wrote on the blessed occasion.

In the first verse, he highlighted how the entire UAE is overjoyed at the occasion of the three sons’ surprise wedding.

Praising his three sons, Shaikh Mohammad recalled how he raised them and how he spent nights caring about them. He also noted that the first thing he taught them was to love the nation, the homeland.

He also referred to the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, saying that Shaikh Zayed’s legacy and history has inspired the three Shaikhs, which helped them reach where they are today.

Shaikh Mohammad concluded the poem by congratulating his three sons, calling on them to always be united.

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