Non Muslims couples tie the knot under the new marriage law in Abu Dhabi
This Valentines was truly incredible as Abu created history by marrying dozens of couples under the new personal rules. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al-Nahayan, the President of the United Arab Emirates, signed the law which is first civil law in the UAE to address non-Muslim family concerns.
Inside Valentines weekend at the Abu Dhabi court
Approximately 60 marriage petitions were submitted in Abu Dhabi court. Several of them married on February 14 under the new civil marriage statute. 102 marriage applications have been lodged since the UAE Capital passed the new law last month, allowing civil marriages in Abu Dhabi for the first time.
After assisting dozens of couples with their marital journeys, the Easy Weddings team was ecstatic to be featured in the Khaleej Times. Couples that previously offered to marry in Seychelles and Georgia owing to the difficulty of the rules and marriage situations, can now marry in UAE.
“As a woman, working far from home for such a long time, I could not tolerate any longer to live my love story in the fear of becoming an outlaw in the eyes of the GCC regulations. Unfortunately, incapable of filling the requirements requested to start a new chapter in my life, I had to work hard to find a solution. Nevertheless, the main trigger for me to move into this adventure was when I realised that so many people were in need of such a service. This without them even knowing it was possible.”Liz Nunez, Co founder of Easy Weddings
Despite the fact that the new rules have provided opportunities for many to marry, some couples may still experience difficulties as a result of their complicated marriage arrangement. However, for the majority of non-Muslim spouses, things are starting to look up.
What does this mean for online marriages
Online marriages mainly addresses the issues for couples that reside in different parts of the world and cannot marry in person. In most cases; couples cannot travel due to the ongoing travel restrictions.
With that said, despite the new marriage a certain percentage of people would still find getting married in UAE relatively complicated . This is where online marriages would work best.
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