Sex workers in the UAE are in a precarious position, but the authorities are slowly working to make the situation more stable.
According to a report by the Dubai Media Authority (DMAA), the sex industry has seen a sharp drop in the last year.
While the DMAA notes that there were a few cases of cases of prostitution in the past few months, the trend has slowed down in recent months.
However, it’s still not a safe environment to be a sex worker.
In fact, a recent report found that some of the workers were being forced to work on the streets.
Dubai has recently been on a high-profile campaign against the sex trade, calling on the public to stop buying sex and urging tourists to stop using escort services.
But many in the industry say that despite the positive steps taken by the authorities, it still has much work to do.
Many sex workers have told Al Jazeera that they have to continue working in their profession, even if they don’t have a driver’s license.
“The industry is under pressure, the economy is hard, and people want to stay in their work, but they also want to have money,” said Anis, a sexworker in the city of Jumeirah.
“So the next thing you know you have a few thousand dinars [about $2,500] in the bank.
You can’t just give up.
You have to keep going, and the work continues.”