Wedding Industry Boom in Somalia

Men from diaspora returning to Mogadishu


Mogadishu's wedding industry is hopping.

Somali men from the diaspora are spending big money on bridal dowries and other wedding costs as they take advantage of safer conditions in Mogadishu to get married.

These grooms-to-be are shelling out tens of thousands of dollars to tie the knot. Some are paying thousands of dollars for wedding parties at newly constructed 24-hour service hotels.