Dubai: Two British expats, one divorced and the other separated, have started an unlikely group called Leaves Dubai to help people deal with the trauma of broken marriages, which they claim are on the rise in the UAE.
Fiona Cameron’s heart raced as she approached Dubai Airport’s passport control, her clammy hands gripping her two oldest children close. Oblivious to their mother’s thundering heart and panicky pulse, the pair squabbled next to her, fighting over one of only two soft toys they had been hastily told to take.
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Few of us walk down the aisle imagining it s all going to end in tears But with the UAE s divorce rates reaching a record high Claire Glasby asks whether we are fooling ourselves into believing marriage will last forever
In the near decade since they’ve been married, Ankita (name changed) has never asked her husband how much he earns every month. He’s made it clear it’s none of her business.