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Joseph Weiner is the chief executive of a successful mail-order bride businesses – Hand in Hand – who has opened a franchise in Abu Dhabi to match men with Czech women who, he says, are "unspoilt by feminism".
The cost of a contact, about Dh7,000, The National reported.
In the six months since Hand in Hand established a regional presence here, at least two couples have been married.
"It's an industry that is booming," the National quoted Joseph Weiner, 73, who is based in London as saying. "A guy normally wants a beautiful, younger woman. To find that kind of woman is impossible, whether they are in Europe or the UAE."
It costs just over Dh7,000 ($2,000) for a "supervised courtship" - a process whereby a client is matched with a younger Czech woman looking for a better life.
Weiner said Czech women offered a combination of brains, beauty and fidelity, adding that Donald Trump married a woman from the Czech Republic.
Like others in his field, Weiner is reluctant to use the expression "mail-order bride", preferring to describe his business as international matchmaking.
Another matchmaker who rejects the stigma associated with the label is Angelika Lancsak, an Austrian whose London-based business has dozens of clients from Dubai and the Emirates, The National reported.
"Mail-order bride refers to a low level of business. It means going for a woman from Russia who has no money, who should be grateful to live in another country where standards are better.
"That's not what I'm about. I take care that they come from a good background. I don't accept gold-diggers.
However, despite the adverts, Lancsak said interest had died down in the past two years. "When the recession came up people went back to China, India or Saudi Arabia," she said.
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