“Temporary Marriages” In Saudi Arabia

English: Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia....
 Kingdom Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Taken by BroadArrow in 2007. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Saudia Arabia, they still have dowries and very traditional courting and financing rituals when it comes to marrying a woman. However, it seems like a lot of men are looking to circumvent these rules by going abroad to find love. 

“There are several reasons behind the surge in temporary marriages among Saudi men traveling abroad such as the affluent lifestyles many citizens enjoy, high dowry demands by Saudi parents and the high costs associated with marriages in general. Another major reason is the poor economic situations in foreign countries, which makes it easy for Saudis to have a low-cost temporary marriage.”


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