Arab tourists buying under-age brides

Posted on July 16, 2012 • Filed under: Middle East, Travel News

Wealthy tourists from the Persian Gulf are paying to marry under-age Egyptian girls just for the summer, according to a report. These temporary marriages are not legally binding and end when the men return to their homes in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait. The tourists pay a ‘dowry’ to poor families through intermediaries with prices ranging from £320 to £3,200. Read More – Daily Mail

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