A court in Dubai heard the case of a woman, who had lent AED5 million to her colleague she was in love with. The man, however, went ahead and married her friend instead, Emarat Al Youm reported.
Hashim Salem Al Qiwani, director general of expertise and disputes settlement department affiliated to the court of Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said that after reviewing the case and the documents that prove the woman had lent him the money, the department asked the man to pay back AED4.5m.
The amount of money the woman couldn't prove was lent to him was not considered in the payback.
The woman was working at a Dubai-based multinational company and had lent the money to her colleague over a period of more than two years. When the department questioned her, she explained that she loved him and didn't mind giving him the money.
When she returned to the UAE after a short leave, she received an invitation to his wedding with another woman working in the same company.
Al Qiwani said that such a thing shocked her, and made her ask for her money back.
The department ordered the man to pay AED4.5m to the woman.