An Arab man divorced his wife right in the middle of the arrivals lounge in Jeddah's King Abdul Aziz Airport, leaving tens of travelers shocked, Sada News reported.
Speaking to the local news site, a source who witnessed the incident said the husband divorced his wife after the two got into a heated argument during which he accused her of cheating on him.
"He had just arrived from Riyadh and she was there to meet him. He looked furious, started screaming at her and then divorced her right in front of shocked strangers," the source said.
"The man then left the airport without his wife. He left her behind and she appeared devastated," he added.
Not the first time a couple divorces in the same airport
In 2011, a couple got into a fight over a delayed flight in the same Jeddah airport. Their argument reportedly ended up with the man divorcing his wife in front of people waiting to board their flights.
Divorce rates skyrocketing in the kingdom
Divorces are taking place all over the kingdom and not only in airports, with numbers of separations skyrocketing in recent months.
In a news report aired on MBC TV earlier this month, sources said 54,000 divorce cases have been recorded in the country since the beginning of 2018. At this rate, this amounts to 150 divorces per day.
The most recent statistics led many to speculate the cause of higher rates of separations in the kingdom online.