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Dubai Palace lights up ahead of royal wedding celebration

Sheikh Hamdan and brothers' ceremony will take place on Thursday June 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre

Dubai Palace lights up ahead of royal wedding celebration

Pictures of a Dubai royal palace have gone viral on social media after the property was adorned with thousands of bright lights in preparation of Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan’s wedding ceremony.

In Emirati culture, it is customary for the bride’s house to be wrapped entirely with lights as a sign of a marriage being celebrated by the household.

The son of UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum was married to Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum in a private religious ceremony on May 15th alongside brothers Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad, who married Sheikha Mariam bint Butti Al Maktoum, and Chairman of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation Sheikh Ahmad Bin Mohammad, who married Sheikha Midya bint Dalmouj Al Maktoum.

A photo of the wedding invitation, which also went viral on social platforms, said the men’s reception ceremony will take place on Thursday June 6 at the Dubai World Trade Centre at 4pm and will feature a performance of traditional Emirati dance Al Ayyala.

The bride’s reception will be held at a later date, which has not yet been revealed, and will see female guests enjoy music and dancing in an extravagant setting.