Published on Sep 16, 2013
The Prostitution in Dubai
Dubai, a city only covers an area of 1500 square miles and sits 52 feet above sea level, is the gateway to Asia, also described as the Las Vegas of the Middle East. In this city, you can find skyscrapers, beautiful natural scene, advanced technologies and the prostitutes. If you have no idea of the prostitution in Dubai, never mind, let’s come into the world of prostitutes in Dubai together.
When did George Clooney supposedly ‘save’ Dubai but actually turned into a Hollywood hooker hotspot instead? Called “The Las Vegas of the Middle East” now.
1. Present Situation
Prostitution, the old profession in the world, is now common in Dubai. It may be unbelievable for you that prostitution can exist in a place where Islam is the predominant religion, but prostitution does exist in Dubai and for a long time.
In this city, there are very strict religious laws against prostitution so that a western women get a month in prison for a peck on the cheek. However, to our surprise, the police even the government in Dubai turns a blind eye to 30,000 imported prostitutes for the expats and nationals happy and keep business flourishing in Dubai. You can find a large amount news about the prostitution abuse in Dubai, but you may never find the exact place, people and time from the news.
Prostitution made money never become a problem for local nationals, also prostitution attracts groups of foreign businessmen as the UAE is slowly gaining a reputation as one of the Middle East’s sex tourism destinations.
Working girls from India and Africa are the cheapest ones due to their ugly appearances. They charges from AED 150 – AED 300, except those looking like film stars. The rate of Asian girls such as Chinese and Filipino is from AED 300 to 500, Russian prostitutes cost AED 500 to AED 1000 and Arabic girls are more than AED 1000. Hence, if a Filipino ask you for AED1000, you should know she is fleecing you of your money.
3. Reasons for being prostitutes
Not all prostitutes in Dubai are voluntary. Hence, prostitutes in Dubai can be classified into two types, people who choose to be and those who are forced to be.
3.1 Choosing to Be Prostitutes
One of the working girls who made choice to be a prostitute stated that prostitution is a profession which is easy to make money. She can make a living by only working for few hours. She charges $500 dirhams per hour (about US$140) and $1000 dirhams for a night( from 2 a.m to 5 a.m). While other girls working in shopping malls etc. have to work for days to earn the same amount of money.
However, most working girls have no choice but to be prostitutes. They were promised to have a good job and bright future in Dubai at first. Once they arrived in the new country, they were priced and sold, and their documents taken away. They were forced to serve mechanics, soldiers, priests, butchers, tourists, and even U.N. personnel who were supposed to protect them.
4. The Punishment of Going Whoring
Though Dubai government and the police sometimes “close their eyes” to the prostitution, once you are caught going whoring, you are definitely going to be punished.
4.1 Putting into Jail
The law in Dubai has clear rules that prostitution in Dubai is illegal. If you are unfortunately caught by the police, both you and the prostitutes will be put into jails and wait for the sentence of the local court.
4.2 Expelled out of Dubai
If you are not UAE national, apart from the punishment of being sentenced by the court, you will be asked to leave the UAE and won’t be allowed back in again.
5. Related Internet Source of the Prostitution in Dubai
Internet is a good way for people to learn about the prostitution in Dubai. Apart from searching “prostitution” directly on the Internet, people can also get similar results about prostitution by searching “escort” or “happy ending massage” because most of these activities are related to prostitution.
There are two website providing useful sources of escorts and massage in Dubai.
1. Escort in Dubai: http://dubai.escortfind.com/
2. Dubai Massage Source: http://dubai.happymassage.com/
6. Places Where You Can Find Prostitutes
To keep the prostitution in Dubai, they started the prostitution trafficking. The working girls are mainly imported from China, Russia, the Philippines and Ukraine. You may find prostitutes from different countries usually gather together in various places.
6.1 Five-star Hotels
Nearly each five-star hotel has a bar where prostitutes are tolerated help pull in the punters with cash to blow. (even encouraged), such as SAS Radison. The York International (though it’s not five-star) is regarded as “The Hotel Full of Prostitutes”. However, usually Arabic hotels are not girl-friendly.
6.2 Sports and Music Bars
Sports and music bars are the places where Fillipinas, Russians and women from the former Soviet republics compete each other by serving their “clients” at lower prices. Some popular bars like Cyclone Club, Rattle Snake Club and The Red Square Club are even regarded as the “paradise of prostitution”.
6.3 Street Hookers
In the older parts of the city, such as Deira and Bur Dubai, Chinese women hunting for clients in the lobbies of three-star hotels or even on the streets.
Prostitution in Dubai was created to keep the expats in Dubai. A couple of prostitute headquarters are close to Mosques, and as a result, the whole prostitution business has become a part of the Islam culture.
(For more places of prostitution in Dubai, you can read the article about the Brothels in Dubai.)
It is out of the question to estimate accurately the prostitute population of Dubai because the authorities would never show such figures to the public, and it would be difficult to take into account the “casual” or “part-time” sex trade. According to a recent estimate, the figure of prostitutes of Dubai is about 30,000 out of a population of about 1.5 million. If Britain has a similar ratio, then this city, the size of Glasgow and Leeds combined, will be entirely populated by prostitutes.