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Dubai’s dirty secret

30,000 hookers openly working in Islamic city

27th January 2015, 11:15 am
Updated: 5th April 2016, 4:30 am

MIDNIGHT in a crowded bar and prostitutes in short skirts and skyscraper heels
are blatantly touting for trade – they do not have to wait long.

Some British tourists approach a couple of the girls, hand over £500 for an
hour of their “company” and head off to a room in a nearby hotel.

There is no doubt the people here are buying and selling sex.

But this sleazy transaction is not taking place in some brothel in Eastern
Europe — this is DUBAI, where the strict Islamic religion
forbids holding hands in public, where homosexuality is illegal and sharing
a bedroom outside marriage will get you banged up.

Shockingly, there are 30,000 prostitutes working in Dubai, the largest city in
the United Arab Emirates.

Local women outside may be hidden from public view in burkhas, but inside the
late-night venues are scantily clad call girls of every shape, size,
nationality and ethnicity.

Dubai’s paid-for sex trade is accepted by expats and locals as the norm. Even
the police seemingly turn a blind-eye to the sordid behaviour going on all
around them, despite prostitution being illegal and the strict laws banning
women from dressing “provocatively” in the street.

The oldest profession in the world is actively encouraged in the hotels and


Dubai prostitutes



Some provide a free buffet and drinks vouchers for the working girls and
others rent them regular rooms because of the big-spending clientele they
bring in.

It is not just the hotels making a fortune from the lucrative sex trade.

Zara, 28, earns thousands of pounds from willing punters.

She says: “I go to Dubai a couple of times a year to work in the big hotels.

“Every bar is full of working girls — it’s the hidden culture out there.

“My main clients are businessmen from all parts of the world and local Arabs.
That shocks some people when I tell them.

“The businessmen pay £500 an hour and are just after straight sex.

“Arabs are slightly different because they have an obsession with cleanliness,
so I spend most of the hour in the shower, which I find odd.

“With locals, the sex normally doesn’t last longer than ten minutes.”

She adds: “Businessmen automatically take you for a prostitute in Dubai if you
are a woman alone in a bar and they’ll come and chat.

“I’ve been bought gifts of upwards of £5,000 on some shopping sprees.

“Any money I make I wire back to Britain because you can only take so much out
of the country by law.”

Dubai gives the impression of being a safe holiday hot spot with its plush
hotels, sandy beaches and — thanks to its strict Islamic religion — very
little crime, alcohol or sex.

But behind the windowless bars and clubs, prostitutes are busy plying their
trade. They come from all over — Nigeria, Philippines, China, Thailand,
Europe and Russia.


Dubai escorts working in hotel bars/clubs.



Work often brings video producer Lloyd Ludgrove, 28, from Welwyn Garden City,
Herts, out here and he has seen Dubai’s dark underbelly.

He says: “The adult industry is booming, which seems mad considering the
religious restrictions.

“Most Arabs choose to book very pale skinned, blonde escorts and they will
take them shopping for whatever they desire.

“They walk around the shops with bodyguards and expensive shopping bags. You
can see escorts of all nationalities working here. It is so blatant, every
hotel you go to you will see girls sitting at the bars alone, dressed like a
million dollars.

“Some of the girls offer massage services and others are more open with their

“One thing is for sure, they’re not afraid to tout for business.

“I have stayed away from paid-for sex, I have more respect for women than
that. But whatever floats your boat can be found in Dubai and sex for cash
is widely available.

“You can earn thousands in one night in the right circles.”

Working girls usually meet up with their wealthy clients in hotels. One
receptionist, who works in a well-known chain, says: “Most of the escorts
advertise their services through Tinder and they don’t try to mask what they

“But you can just meet one in a bar if you prefer the old-fashioned way. There
are plenty of ‘clubs’ about if you’re a guy looking for cheaper women, too.

“In Dubai, it’s all about hooking a rich guy and, generally, sex doesn’t come
for free.”

Laura, 30, spent a summer escorting there after a friend mentioned how much
money she could make.

She says: “After a month escorting full-time I returned home with thousands of
pounds and some lovely gifts.

“While a few punters asked me to meet them in their hotel lobbies, most hosted
lavish private parties and treated me as a VIP.

“When I did go to hotels, the staff turned a blind eye to what was going on.

“It’s crazy when you think you’re not allowed to drink or hold hands in
public, but it’s all about money and power over there.

“The more high-class escorts the hotels get in, the more rich men will follow
to spend their cash.

“I was never turned away from a hotel, even though I’m pretty sure they knew
what I was doing there.” Stefani even prepares a free buffet for the
prostitutes who keep the punters spending in the hotel sports bar where she


Lloyd Ludgrove



She says: “All the girls are for sale in this place. Working girls are part of
the culture, even though it is officially illegal.

“We provide them with a drinks voucher so they can hang out until they get a
client. Some girls see four or five men on an evening.”

As the night goes on, most men move on to clubs inside the hotels and shopping

In Dubai, “Ladies Night” is a code name for the many prostitutes on offer. The
sheikhs tend to sit apart from the women, but keep a watchful eye over the
financial exchanges.

Dubai’s sleazy side is something tourist Simon gradually became aware of on
his holidays here.

The 21-year-old, from Chelmsford, Essex, says: “Although I come for the sun
and parties, there are lots of seedy places here and prostitution is rife.
In some hotels there are around five girls to every guy.

“My company often send English workers over on short business trips and they
can’t wait to get themselves an escort for a few days — even if they’re

“Dubai has really developed a reputation as a provider of easy and open sex,
despite all their rules and regulations. You have to assume that every girl
here is an escort, because the vast majority of them are.”

They flout the law and risk prison because there is so much to be made from
selling sex.

Simon adds: “There’s a really huge amount of wealth here which makes people
think they are invincible.

“As long as there are women available on tap, men will keep spending their
cash on sex.

“One of my mates told me about a time when a hooker was banging on his hotel
room door offering him whatever he wanted.

“At some point they will have to crack down on it, before it pushes
holidaymakers and families away for good.”


Gulf Arabs visiting a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi



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Our galbeedi is firing on all cylinders.

Good to see you in that feisty mod. All power to you.


Somalia cannot live being defined by its enemy. It has to be defined by itself first. You have seen the result of focusing on Ethioia and when the known Ethiopia was gone was very difficult for Somalia to adjust to new Ethiopia.

This UAE thing for both external and internal reasons needs to be put in perspective.


Otherwise I have gone to level of hate by what these Bedew hipocrites said about Djibouti.

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Who said the known Ethiopia is gone?

Whether Ethiopia changed for good or not will be known for the next few years. We haven't challenged them  yet. Soon , we will come to take back our lost sheeps  of Somaliland and Jubba land , and will see how you guys behave.

You might tolerate a weak Somalia that doesn't bite , but real Ethiopia might show up  as the old, and if you behave as the old , I can assure that you will pay a high price.

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For me, Galbeedi, UAE is like Burma , Austria or Greece, an insignificant nations that has no value for my side of the world. They might hurt some innocent people like the Rohingya, or immigrants as the case of the Neo Nazi Austrians, but we Somalis must avoid to be their victims.

My friend,  Dubai is nothing but a city in the desert with corruption and some Dinars.

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45 minutes ago, galbeedi said:

Who said the known Ethiopia is gone?

Even warlords were confused about Ethiopia in 1991. Imagine Gen. Morgan calling for help to Ethiopia.


The poor Somali victimized in Xabeshi colonialism is gone. That Ethiopia is gone, all its foundation broken and thrown away. The Somali is a player. You and I may not agree the level, but the Somali is not the poor victim seen from Mogadishu hill. He is even capable of helping other Somalis.

That is big change and very confusing to Somali politicians from the republic.

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