UAE conventional dance efficiency throughout a mass marriage ceremony in Sharjah Expo Heart. Photograph for illustrative objective solely.
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Sharjah: Emirati marriage ceremony prices and bills associated to pre-wedding occasions will likely be surveyed in a brand new research in Sharjah masking UAE nationals aged 18 to 60, officers mentioned on Sunday.

Sharjah’s Division of Statistics and Neighborhood Growth (DSCD) has launched the research titled ‘Attitudes of Sharjah nationals in direction of spending on marriage’. It will likely be undertaken in collaboration with the Sharjah Consultative Council (SCC) and the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences on the College of Sharjah.

Monthlong survey

For a length of 4 weeks beginning on Monday, DSCD will survey married and single residents to uncover how {couples} are spending and celebrating on weddings within the emirate. As typical traditions give technique to extra inventive methods of tying the knot, the research can even measure the affect of those prices, together with marriage ceremony loans, on the newly-weds and their households.

Goals of the research

The research goals to offer correct knowledge and evaluation of the tradition of weddings among the many Emirati group of Sharjah and establish the primary parts influencing and escalating prices whereas additionally learning its affect on households. The outcomes of the research will likely be shared with the competent authorities to take the required measures and actions.

Position of companions

DSCD will design the survey, undertake knowledge assortment, and generate the outcomes, whereas the Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences on the College of Sharjah will research the outcomes and analyse the info. SCC will put ahead suggestions and techniques that tie in with the targets of the research. DSCD will accumulate knowledge by conducting telephone calls to the target market by the use of an digital survey in its name centre.

‘Rationalised spending tradition’

DSCD chairman Shaikh Mohammad Bin Humaid Al Qasimi mentioned: “This research has immense significance as it should give us clear indicators in regards to the prevailing tradition of spending on weddings which, in flip, will help the competent authorities in formulating consciousness and academic programmes on financial savings, and instill a tradition of rationalised spending on weddings sooner or later. Moreover, the research will lay the muse for comparable research in future.”

Confidential info

He urged residents to participate within the research and help the division by offering correct and complete info that can assist DSCD attain the targets of the research. He assured that every one the knowledge shared would stay confidential.

SCC chairperson Ali Mehd Al Suwaidi mentioned the research is the newest in a collection of initiatives by SCC that’s geared toward understanding the views and opinions of the group on essential social points that affect Emirati society. He acknowledged that the joint research would assist establish residents’ views and attitudes in direction of expenditure on marriage ceremony ceremonies and can inform consciousness campaigns to chop down on extravagant celebrations to help in constructing a cohesive and debt-free Emirati society.

‘Prices are a severe concern’

He famous that the rising value of marriage ceremony celebrations is a severe concern forcing youth to defer or delay marriage, and will result in stress, household issues, divorce, and better charges of marriage with non-citizens. He added that by way of the research, SCC will work on educating residents on the necessity to prohibit extravagant celebrations, the significance of getting married on the proper age and inspiring institutional intervention, together with monitoring of marriage ceremony caterers.

Professor Hamid Al Naimiy, Chancellor, College of Sharjah, mentioned: “We’re eager on learning and analysing social points to assist decision-makers and establishments deal with them efficiently to make sure complete social improvement.”

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