A Mass wedding, sponsored by His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah (pictured), will be held at the grounds of the Fujairah Fort at approximately 8pm on Thursday 8 December 2011.
This is a public event and all people are invited to join in this celebratory event.
In keeping with Emirati tradition, this will be an event for grooms only, as the brides will have their separate celebrations.
There are 130 grooms who are planning to participate in the mass wedding and today (Tuesday) is the last day for receiving registrations. The largest number of grooms at a mass wedding in Fujairah was in 2009, at the wedding of the Crown Prince, when 141 grooms were present.
The Mass Wedding will take place on and around the sword arena (pictured) in the presence of His Highness, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah and many other VIPs.
There will be the arrival of the Crown Prince, the singing of the National Anthem, the greeting of the grooms by the Crown Prince, the traditional youla dance, a reenactment of a traditional Emirati wedding, a presentation by 120 girls from a local school, some sword dancing, several speeches and a time for photos on the steps below the fort.
Several tents (pictured) have been erected surrounding the fort and heritage village and after the official function all people are invited to enjoy a wedding feast.
Organizers are catering for more than 3,000 people.
While the Mass wedding will be the major and final event, it will be preceded by a full Thursday night programme, commencing at 4.30pm.
While times can change, the activities listed for Thursday evening are as follows:
4.30pm Cultural/Heritage Quiz
5.00pm Folklore Shows
5.30pm Fishermen’s songs
7.00pm Poetry and Singing Performance
8.00pm Mass Wedding, Meal (in the tents) and more entertainment on the sword arena to follow.