Dubai woman files for divorce after husband charges money to spend time with her

A woman in Dubai has sued her husband for divorce because he “charged her” 500 dirhams to spend time with her. (Shutterstock)
Updated 21 February 2018
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Dubai woman files for divorce after husband charges money to spend time with her

LONDON: A woman in Dubai has sued her husband for divorce because he “charged her” 500 dirhams ($136) every time she wanted to spend time with him, according to a report in the UAE’s Al Bayan newspaper.
The Arab man — who is currently unemployed — claimed that spending the day with his wife was time he could have been spending with his friends, and felt giving up his time was a “service he should be compensated for,” the report went on to say.
He based his demand on his belief that “an employed woman should help her unemployed husband.”
The first time she was asked, the woman gave her husband the 500 dirhams in return for going out with her in his car, assuming it was a one-off request.
But according to the report, he kept asking for the same fee every time she wanted to go out with him.
The wife refused and chose to remain at home instead of allowing the situation to escalate, the report stated.
After a month, the wife decided to seek a divorce rather than continue paying money to spend time with her own husband.


’Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

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’Game of Thrones’ co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed

LONDON: Former “Game of Thrones” co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride’s ancestral castle in Scotland.
The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie’s family. Harington, wearing a morning suit, and Leslie, in a flowing ivory gown and veil, smiled at members of the public who had gathered outside the church.
Guests included the pair’s “Game of Thrones” co-stars Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Emilia Clarke.
Later the newlyweds were showered with rose petal confetti as they left the church and drove off in a Land Rover festooned with “Just Married” signs to a reception on the castle grounds.
Harington and Leslie, who are both 31, met in 2012 on the set of the HBO fantasy series, where they played a couple as the characters Jon Snow and Ygritte. Leslie left the cast in 2014 and currently stars in US legal drama “The Good Fight.”
The couple announced their engagement with a notice in the Times of London newspaper in September.
The bride’s father, Sebastian Leslie, said Saturday he was “absolutely thrilled” about the wedding.
“It’s an absolutely lovely day for us,” he said.