we recited and comprehended in the past few months, coronavirus has become the
new global theme in which will change our way of existence on earth. On the
other hand, when Looking at the UAE leadership who has left us with a practical
approach to address different circumstances and challenges, that drive us to achieve
and experience more successes. This simply reveals the balanced and sustainable
work in the UAE.
and beyond COVID-19, the Emirati Society has experienced many changes that
affected the daily lives of families, individuals and members of the community
in terms of social welfare and sustainable development sector, due to "social
distancing” and "home quarantine", that have brought significant and
noticeable changes in social behaviors across the community. This reality does
not appear as negative as some expect, but rather positives of what we really
need, and we have begun to see their effects early by enhancing family bonding,
community solidarity, and social behavioral convictions in general.
the UAE government completed a community survey on the impacts of COVID-19,
which concluded that social distancing is a precautionary measure but in turn
it is a community behavior accompanied by a series of changes in public
lifestyle. 96% of the respondents confirmed that there were more than usual
changes in the daily lifestyle, mostly positive community behaviors, 34% said
they were 'optimistic', 28% "quiet", and 25% "confident".
In the same poll, 45% of the community strongly predicted that the crisis would
lead to greater family and long-term bonding between friends.
importantly, the respondents had expectations of a radical change in the social
life in the UAE in terms of building more resilient and adapted societies to
the future conditions, this definitely will affect the essence of welfare and
social development, the core work of the Ministry of Community Development.
we have begun to hear about different kinds of news that are increasingly
repeated; "Online Weddings", or "Weddings Without Ceremonies".
From my personal follow-up, the joy seems undiminished and positively reflects
the community financially and socially. According to the principles, customs
and values rooted in the UAE community, the results are feasible and
satisfactory for all.
weddings promote all precautionary procedures, maintain the health of family
members, relatives and friends and sustain public safety; they also come in
compliance with the UAE wise leadership instructions to current health
precautionary policy. Online weddings are also limited to the first-degree
relatives, while the rest adhere to virtual presence and congratulatory
messages through smart communication technologies.
types of weddings brought back the inherited behaviors of our ancestors in arranging
less costly weddings that do not burden the groom financially and an indication
of enhance the family stability, family cohesion, conviction and understanding
between spouses to achieve tranquility and sustainable marriage.
change in behaviour and public life has yet to be rooted among our younger generations,
we do not want more extravagancy in weddings and paying hundreds of thousands
of dirhams to no goal we benefit from. Inspired by these societal changes, we
have the opportunity to restore the marriage confidence at the lowest costs and
expenses, without the need to arrange wedding ceremonies and book wedding
halls. Our purpose is to form a cohesive Emirati family. All of us today,
fathers, mothers, children and friends, have the challenge of doubling the
numbers of young people and girls who are highly committed to achieve this community-development
vision associated with the UAE authentic past, Life can be better, as long as
we aim to create long-term happiness rather than a short-term joy.
Ministry of Community Development, we offer future spouses a "financial
grant" in the context of the UAE wise leadership support to its citizens,
a conditional grant with theoretical and practical commitments, to build stable
and cohesive families in a cohesive society." The aim of the grant is to
help future spouses begin their marriage and family lives with stability, tranquility
and safety, along with raising awareness of family life after marriage, it is
always important for young people to assume their national and societal
responsibility by benefiting from the grant in the basic marriage necessities and
prepare a stable future. That is what we hope and seek to establish sustainable
awareness and education. We strongly believe that young people are the nation’s
cornerstone, it is our duty to provide them with care, their reality is a
mirror of the future of all of us.
occasion, as a matter of direct responsibility of the Ministry of Community
Development, the Marriage Grants Department is measuring the direct social
impact of COVID-19 on weddings during the past two months “March and April”. As
from the principle “Everyone is
responsible for everyone", we look forward to your support in this survey;
we all aspire to establish a more positive Emirati reality that extends to the
deep roots of authentic values, as always been held by grandparents, parents
and children. Together, we encourage uncostly weddings that overburden the
community members financially. You are the cornerstone and stability of Emirati
Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid- Minister of Community Development
Commented on 30/12/2020
i advice all local weddings to made on the old tradition way less people less cost happy marriage
Commented on 20/12/2020
اثبتت الامارات انها الدولة الاولي في التحديات لمواجهة الوباء والحمد لله علي نعمه اننا نعيش بين قيادة رشيدة وشعب واعي ورائد