In a report which has been published by the Sharjah Department of Statistics and Community Development (DSCD), it was found divorce cases have decreased by nearly half this year.

Per the Khaleej Times, in the first three months of 2021, a decrease of 49 per cent in divorce rates was seen.

Comparing data from the year before, there were a total of 77 divorce cases registered in the first quarter of 2020, meanwhile, there were only 39 registered in the same period this year.

The number of marriages has also appeared to increase in the emirate this year.

The report detailed that 523 marriage contracts were signed in the first three months of 2020, but this year the number increased to 624 – a 19 per cent increase.

Per the report, out of the number of new marriages that were reported in the first three months of 2021 – 355 were Emirati couples; 78 couples were Emirati men and UAE residents; 175 UAE residents wed; and the rest of the nuptials were between Emirati women and UAE residents.

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