An Emirati asked to leave Saudi Arabia last month for being “too handsome” has received an expensive G55 Mercedes car from an unknown woman, just a month after he hit headlines worldwide following his alleged expulsion from the conservative Gulf Kingdom.
Omar Borkan Gala told a well-known western magazine that he had been gifted the car, worth more than $100,000, to mark his birthday.
“I got a Mercedes G55 for my birthday from a woman I didn’t know,” the race-car enthusiast told the US ‘InTouch’ gossip weekly.
“It came to my place, and I was told, ‘Just sign and take it.’ That’s amazing!”
The magazine said the self-described poet and model, and now an upcoming film star, woke up on his birthday recently with a knock on his door and greeted by a man with keys in his hands and a paper for him to sign on.
“It was one of the most memorable birthday gifts he had received. Omar expressed how happy he was for the offers that have been pouring in since the news of his deportation broke out and has gone viral in the worldwide web,” the report said.
Omar was reportedly enjoying himself at a stand at the annual Saudi Jenadariya Festival in the capital Riyadh, promoting some of his works at the event when religious officials asked the Dubai native to leave and deported him back to the UAE.
He has been making headlines since then and has won the hearts of many women, who have flooded his Facebook page with messages.
Al Gala has not confirmed outright he was deported, but hinted that he was one of three Emirati men who were reportedly forced out of the festival and then deported by the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.
Newspapers in the world’s top oil exporter said the three were told to leave because the Commission members who were heavily deployed at the Genadariya festival in Riyadh as they feared women could fall for them on the grounds they are too handsome.