Man annuls marriage to woman with facial hair
By Middle East correspondent Anne Barker
An ambassador from an Arab country has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering his wife-to-be had facial hair.
The ambassador, who is based in the United Arab Emirates but has not been identified, had apparently met his fiancee only a few times and she had always worn a full face veil whenever they met.
The Gulf News paper reports that once the marriage contract was signed the man tried to kiss his bride, but on lifting the veil found she was cross-eyed and had facial hair.
He told an Islamic court he had been tricked into marrying the woman by her mother, who had shown him pictures of the woman’s sister instead.
He demanded the marriage contract be annulled and tried to sue the woman for $150,000 for the clothes and jewellery he had bought her.
The court annulled the marriage contract but rejected his demand for compensation.