Sheikh Ahmed marries Sheikh Obaid's daughter

Emirates chief ties knot in one of weddings of year attended by royalty across UAE.

Emirates Chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum on Friday married the daughter of Sheikh Obaid bin Thani Al Maktoum in one of the weddings of the year attended by royalty from across the UAE.

A wedding banquet in the couple's honour was hosted by Dubai deputy ruler Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, state news agency WAM reported on Saturday.

The banquet was attended by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Fujairah ruler Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammad Al Sharqi and Ajman ruler Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi.

Also in attendance were Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Dubai deputy ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Sharjah Crown Prince Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammad bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah Crown Prince Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi and Umm Al Quwain Crown Prince Sheikh Saud bin Rashid Al Mualla also attended the banquet.

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Posted by: Martin

I'm assuming she has a name - come on, keep crawling out of the dark ages!

Posted by: Barti

Sheikh Ahmed has amazed me year after year by his simplicity and his contribution to the growth of Emirates Airlines and promoting Dubai is great and nobody does it better. Congratulations! By the way he has left thousands of women in UAE heartbroken and now a family man and not a heartthrob anymore.....

Posted by: denzil

Congrats to Sheikh Ahmed who should be flying high now. Being a top achiever, the dashing man richly deserves a great family. Good luck and may you become more successful in all that you do. You are a born businessman and an ever smiling one too. Keep it up Sheikh.

Posted by: Asha

Shiekh Ahmed is one of the most charismatic Gulf leaders I have heard of. Successful, runs the world's best airline for sure- and I have flown on most of them. Sharp business man and not to mention absolutely handsome, dashing man. So lucky Shiekha all in all. May the almighty wish them the best in life.

Posted by: Behrooz

Sheikh Ahmed is sharp, open minded personality, who is successfully running the best airline I have ever flown with. I like him for his many aspects and well, congratulations!

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