Sh2.7 million dowry in full? Man divorces wife 15 minutes after wedding

He went back into the courthouse and divorced her [Photo: Courtesy]

A Dubai man left family, friends and associates in shock after divorcing his wife in less than 15 minutes after marrying her.

 As per the dowry contract the groom and his father-in-law had signed, the newly-married man agreed to pay the bride’s father 100,000 Dirhams (Sh2, 764,487) in two instalments - 50,000 Dirhams upon the signing of the marriage contract inside the Sharia office, and the other 50,000 Dirhams upon leaving the court building.

The groom reportedly made the initial payment as agreed, but as soon as he and his bride left the court building, his father-in-law immediately demanded the other half.

The newly-married man asked the bride’s father to wait just five minutes, assuring him that the money was in the car and he had nothing to worry about.

However, the father-in-law insisted that the groom send one of his friends or a relative to get the money from his car so he could be paid immediately.

 This discussion allegedly happened under the scrutinising eyes of the newlywed’s friends and family, which made the groom feel “insulted and demeaned”.

He went back into the courthouse and divorced his wife less than 15 minutes after marrying her.


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