Abu Dhabi: The UAE authorities have taken an initiative to reduce the number of unmarried women in the country. For the purpose, they have decided to grant housing allowance to Emirati men who have two wives.
This was announced by the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development, Dr Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, at the Federal National Council session on Wednesday. He told that the ministry has made the decision to grant housing allowance from The Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme for second wives, as with the first wives of Emirati men on the condition that the second wife should be provided with the same living arrangements as the first wife.
Members at the FNC session said housing allowance will help decrease the number of unmarried women in the UAE.