An Emirati businessman who had a 2nd wife ended up paying Dh1 million, a luxury car and an apartment just a month after he divorced her.
The man met the Arab woman and decided to have an affair with her, but she insisted that he marries her.
She also insisted on having guarantees that he would not abandon her since he is married.
Her conditions were that he must give her an apartment in her name at a freehold residential area in the UAE, a luxury car of her own choice and a post-dated cheque of Dh1 million to be paid in case he divorces her.
The man agreed to all her conditions and the couple traveled to the woman’s home country, where they married.
Just after their return to the UAE a few days later, she started to put pressure on him to divorce her in a bid to have the Dh1 million.
A daily newspaper reported: "Once he was with her and stopped his car to pray at a mosque. She picked his mobile phone and found his first wife’s number. She called her and told her about her husband’s second marriage and that she is his second wife."
It said that after a few days, the man decided to divorce that woman and filed a suit at the civil court to recover the car, the flat and the cheque.
"The court ruled in favor of the divorced woman and ordered the man to pay the money to his ex-wife. An appeals court upheld that sentence," the paper said.
"It was a profitable deal as the marriage did not last one month."