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High divorce rate costing the UAE $220m

High divorce rate costing the UAE $220m

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September 29, 2008 5:31 by


  1. Miss Infidel on September 30, 2008 1:55 pm

    There’s talk of banning Emirati men from marrying foreigners – Filipinas and Russians are the most popular among local men and it is causing a lot of Emirati women, who aren’t allowed to marry foreigners, to be left as spinsters. This is a society where spinsterhood is seen almost like a loathsome disaese hence the calls to make it easier for Emirati women to marry. Apparently this is better than letting local women either marry whomever they choose regardless of nationality or ending the stigma associated with being an unmarried woman.

  2. Khalid on October 5, 2008 6:42 am

    ‘Maher’ is not the issue here it is just an escuse, look around you and see what are people wearing / driving / riding / travel destination – no luxury cars are available at showrooms and waiting period is 2-4 months- this clearly explains the preference in life: Pleasure, show off …… and family comes last.
    The drive to marry women from Asian countries is no commitment / responsibility towards wife and can be divorced anytime.


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