An Emirati actor, Ahmed Khamis, who is part of the program Arab Casting, proposed to his colleague who also works in media, Mashael al-Shehy, on stage during a live taping of the show in front of a full crowd.
A video of the proposal, which was widely circulated on social media, showed Khamis giving al-Shehy a bouquet of flowers and the ring as she looked on in complete surprise.
“When I first met this woman, she didn’t care about my background or how I look, she only cared about my character,” Khamis said in front of the crowd.
“I promise to be your wife, sister, mother and everything you need in life,” al-Shehy said following the surprise on stage.
The young man said that he had received al-Shehy’s family’s blessings beforehand, after which he decided to make her this surprise.
Many social media users enjoyed the unorthodox idea, congratulating the couple while others criticized them saying that it is a way to emulate western culture.