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1994: A Marriage Fund is established to increase the percentage of UAE nationals in the country.

Concerned with the percentage of male emirati, or UAE nationals, marrying foreign women, UAE president Sheikh Zayed announces this program in which UAE men and UAE women can receive long-term loans of up to $19,000 to assist with wedding expenses and the purchase of a house. The loan is interest-free and reduces by 20 percent with the birth of each child.

WWW The Marriage Fund

A description of the Marriage Fund in the UAE and its effects