By comparison, a typical dowry paid to a bride`s family in Sana`a is around ,000 or YR 800,000. Wadhah Al-Esaie, 31, is in the final stages of engagement to his bride-to-be, a dual citizen from Yemen and America.The dowry paid to brides` families in rural areas of the country is much less still. I don`t know her and she doesn`t know me at all, he says, which he says is quite normal.
OMG thanks God, my parents are not dumb and said NO. My parents are from a small muslim country called Comoros, it's an African island part of the Arab world so many of us look black but speak Arabic and marriages between Comorians and Middle easterns or north africans are very very common.
She got married and had her first child when she was 15 years old.
"I didn't mind the heavy burden of housework, cooking and taking care of a hard-tempered man.
play a secondary role in running the household and raising the children and, in rural areas, helping to work the family farm.
Though nearly one-fourth of Yemeni women obtain work outside the home, a woman traditionally earns most of her through bearing children, particularly males.
Men may have as many as four wives at the same time, though in practice it is rare for a man to take more than one wife. Families are very close and are the focus of the individual’s primary devotion; one’s second allegiance is to the tribe, an extended family unit that ordinarily traces its ties to a common eponymous ancestor.