"They Slipped Him The Camel "
The diplomat, an ambassador and minister plenipotentiary who has not been identified but is thought to be from a Gulf state, brought the case in a sharia court in Dubai.According to court papers, he said he decided to divorce her immediately after her niqab, the face-veil worn by many Gulf women for modesty, was removed.
He claimed that photographs of the woman he had been promised in marriage and which were shown to his mother in advance turned out to be of her sister."Every time the couple met, the bride would do her best not to reveal her entire face," a source close to the case told the local Gulf News. "After the ambassador and the woman, who is a physician, signed the marriage contract, the groom was sitting with the bride.
"He claimed to the sharia court officials that when he wanted to kiss his wife-to-be, he discovered she was bearded and cross-eyed as well."