Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

Saudi Arabia: Temporary Marriages

Fayyad from Kabobfest sheds light on temporary marriages contracted by Saudi men, when they travel on summer holidays.

1 comment

  • saudimedic

    Read the book “Paramedic to the Prince” writen by an Amaerican Paramedic thar worked for King Abdullah. A great book that really lets you know what Saudi Arabia is really like. The passed a law in Saudi that you have to get permission to marry a non Saudi, because Saudi’s were going to india and such places and marrying 12year old girls, using them for a year or two, the divorcing and sending them back home.

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.

Receive great stories from around the world directly in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the best of Global Voices!

Submitted addresses will be confirmed by email, and used only to keep you up to date about Global Voices and our mission. See our Privacy Policy for details.

Newsletter powered by Mailchimp (Privacy Policy and Terms).

* = required field
Email Frequency

No thanks, show me the site