A South African man and his Ukrainian fiancée were detained in Abu Dhabi after a doctor discovered that the woman was pregnant, a relative says.
Emlyn Culverwell, 29, and Iryna Nohai, 27, were reportedly arrested for unlawful sex outside of marriage.
The arrests came after Nohai, who was suffering from stomach cramps, went to Medeor Medical Centre in Yas Mall in Abu Dabi, where a doctor told her she was pregnant.Having sex outside of marriage is illegal in the UAE, and those who are convicted can face long jail sentences.
The couple have reportedly been detained since January 29, but details of their arrests are just emerging.
Culverwell and Nohai were arrested at the hospital for not being able to provide marriage certificates.