A misyar marriage is legal in the UAE. It is a contract under which the husband and wife give up several rights by their own free will, such as living together, equal division of nights between wives, the wife’s rights to housing, and maintenance money, and husband’s right of homekeeping and access etc.
A court in Dubai have annulled the marriage of a foreign diplomat from another arab country when the person filed charges of deception.
An Arab country’s ambassador to Dubai has had his marriage contract annulled after discovering the bride was cross-eyed and had facial hair.
The woman had worn an Islamic veil, known as the niqab, on the few occasions the couple had met.
The envoy, who has not been identified, told a Sharia court her mother had tricked him by showing him pictures of the bride’s sister.
He only discovered the deception when he lifted the woman’s veil to kiss her.
The court had annulled the marriage contract but rejected a compensation claim for gifts he had bought his intended, the report said.