REVEALED: First photo of UAE man 'too handsome' for Saudi

Fashion photographer Omar Borkan Al Gala one of three men thrown out of kingdom this month

Handsome UAE man Omar Borkan Al Gala.

Handsome UAE man Omar Borkan Al Gala.

Dubai fashion photographer and actor Omar Borkan Al Gala has been revealed as one of three Emirati men deported from Saudi Arabia this month for being deemed too handsome.

The men were ejected from a festival in the conservative Gulf kingdom as authorities feared women could become attracted to them, it was reported.

According to Arabic language Elaph newspaper, the UAE nationals were taking part in a heritage event in the capital Riyadh when they were thrown out by Saudi’s religious police.

Saudi Arabia, a strictly conservative Sunni Muslim society, prohibits women from interacting with unrelated males.

“A festival official said the three Emiratis were taken out on the grounds they are too handsome and that the Commission members feared female visitors could fall for them,” the newspaper said.

More photos of Al Gala can be seen on his Facebook page

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Posted by: kratos

Posted by: Tahir
Sunday, 28 April 2013 9:08 AM[UAE] - Saudi Arabia
This is a completely mislead article, these men were deported because they were singing LIVE on stage which is against the KSA law. (for the record i was present there at that time when religious police escorted them off)

Posted by: Bulhan

Weird weird story . Sounds like some attention seeking young men developed some brains. Attend a function in the KSA, break the rules by singing and dancing live on stage, get deported then confabulate the whole 'being handsome' story. Very smart move. Now they have suddenly become international celebrities who are adored all over the world due to the numerous photoshopped photos going around,.. Weird, weird story.

Posted by: Paolo C

The truth is they are the "Chippendale" of the UAE and the secret KSA police discovered their cover up............. what a laugh

Posted by: Johkar Yas

Remember in Saudi having two ears and 2 eyes is handsome

Posted by: xianna ysabelle

insecure Saudis...

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