In a bizarre case, a groom divorced his bride barely 15 minutes after their Islamic wedding because he felt insulted by the father of the bride and his price demands.
The man had agreed to pay his new father-in-law £20,000 for their wedding in Dubai but the older man became impatient to get the cash.
According to a report filed by Gulf News, the groom had handed in half the amount before marriage and had agreed to pay the rest after the party along with friends and family left the court building.
However, the father demanded the cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn't have it on him.
While the groom said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price, the bride’s father got impatient and insisted he either pay right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.
The groom felt 'insulted and demeaned' by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.
According to the lawyer, he told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract. While it may seem a bit of a stretch to divorce someone 15 minutes into marriage, it turns out that the shortest marriage in the emirate's history lasted just seconds.
In that case in 2012, the groom stepped across the corridor into the divorce court because the bride's father demanded the she be allowed to keep her job.