The Ruler of Sharjah has paid off the debts of 99 Emiratis, it was announced on Sunday.
Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi donated more than Dh51.9 million ($14.1m) to settle the debt cases "in various categories", Wam official news agency said.
Rashid Bin Al Sheikh, head of the Ruler’s court, said the initiative comes as part of “the Ruler’s keenness on providing a stable and decent life for nationals who have been struggling with paying off their debts”.
The financial cases against the individuals can now be resolved.
This is the 20th occasion Sheikh Dr Sultan has
helped local debtors.
In total, this has paid off debts of more than Dh786.8 million for 1,576 people.
In pictures: Sharjah ruler visits Kalba
Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Sharjah, at the Bait Sheikh Saeed bin Hamad Al Qasimi historic house in Kalba. Wam
The first phase of a careful restoration of the historic building is complete.
The building will open to the public once the work is complete. Wam
The building's eastern section includes an outer majlis overlooking the shore. Wam
The Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, opens the new Kalba Corniche. Wam
The new Kalba Corniche includes a jogging track. Wam
More than 1,500 trees were planted along with additional picnicking spaces for visitors. Wam
A flood drain network was also built as part of the project. Wam
Construction on Kalba Corniche has been progressing for many years. Antonie Robertson / The National
The Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, also laid the cornerstone of Kalba's new Clock Tower Square. Wam
The tower will soar 42 metres above the town. Wam
The Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, opened Khor Kalba Fort and also viewed plans for a new museum. Wam
The Ruler of Sharjah, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, opened Khor Kalba Fort and also viewed plans for a new museum. It is believed the fort was built about 1745. Wam
The fort was added to in a second phase of building in 1820. Wam
Inside the fort is a treasure trove of ancient artefacts.
Dr Sheikh Sultan also laid the foundation stone for the new Souq Al Jubail. Wam
Souq Al Jubail will be four times the area of the existing market. Wam
The Ruler also visited the new Soor Kalba project. Wam
The Dh180 million initiative involves the construction of 105 buildings including 420 apartments and 319 shops overlooking Kalba Corniche. Wam
Kalba lake on a quiet morning. The enclave is known for its mountains, mangroves and historic buildings. Reem Mohammed / The National