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Blood test must before marriage in Dubai

india Updated: Sep 25, 2007 15:06 IST

Anyone planning to get married in Dubai will have to undergo medical screening before being allowed to proceed, media reports said on Tuesday.

The new order applies to expatriates as well as UAE nationals and marriages will not be registered in court unless couples present a certificate confirming they have completed premarital blood tests, the Emirates reported.

It said the test will check for sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.

"The screenings will be introduced soon in other emirates," said Dr Rafeeiah Al Raei, a family physician who is head of Al Mankhool Health Centre and leader of Dubai Health Authority's pre-marital scientific group.