Deported For Being Too Handsome? Saudi Arabia Reportedly Boots 3 Emirati Men Over Good Looks


Getting deported typically isn’t something you’d brag about. Then again, most people aren’t deported for being “too handsome.”

According to Emirates 24/7, Saudi Arabia recently deported three United Arab Emirates men over concerns their dashing good looks may prove irresistible to Saudi women.

The Emirati men had been attending the Jenadriyah Heritage and Cultural Festival in Riyadh, the Saudi capital, reports the Telegraph, when an officer spotted the dapper delegates and gave them the boot.

A statement in Arabic-language newspaper Elaph, translated by The Telegraph, added, “A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission [for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices] members feared female visitors could fall for them.”

“Urgent measures” were reportedly taken to escort the men to Abu Dhabi, according to the International Business Times.