What price a wedding?

Thomas, Karen
June 2000
Middle East;Jun2000, Issue 302, p43
Examines efforts by officials in the United Arab Emirates to discourage young Emiratis from marrying foreign nationals, blaming mixed marriages for a significant rise in divorce levels in all the Persian Gulf states. Reason for Emirati bachelors' increasing unwillingness to marry local women; Rise in wedding costs and dowries; Creation of the Marriage Fund to help bachelors cover such costs.


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