Mabrook to the happy couple!

News of her engagement was met with excitement last month, and now the daughter of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, has tied the knot.

Sheikha Maryam bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum married Sheikh Suhail bin Ahmed bin Juma Al Maktoum in a grand wedding reception at Dubai World Trade Centre on Wednesday.

Joining the proud father of the bride at the reception was HH Sheikh Hamdan, Crown Prince of Dubai, as well as royals and dignitaries from all over the UAE.

Sheikh Mohammed shared a video of the wedding highlights to YouTube:

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What is that dance they are doing with the canes? It’s a traditional Emirati folk dance called the Ayala, which is usually performed at national ceremonies and weddings in the UAE. The dance is supposed to signify unity and co-operation.

Here are some photos from the special day:

When Sheikha Maryam and Sheikh Suhail announced their engagement in December, members of the royal family shared their congratulations across social media.

Sheikh Mohammed’s sister, Sheikha Fatima bint Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, shared a poem in celebration of the happy news.

A special logo was also created to celebrate the occasion, intertwining the names of the couple.

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Oh, we do love a royal wedding…

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