Escorts in the UAE are often portrayed as glamorous and exotic, but in fact, they’re often dangerous.
According to the United Nations, more than 10,000 women have died in prostitution in the country since its establishment in 1991.
Many of them died after being sexually assaulted or robbed, but there’s little public awareness of the industry, which continues to thrive despite the country’s strict regulations.
The UAE has recently seen an increase in escorts being charged with prostitution offences, which could put it on the same level as Saudi Arabia, which is a major source of migrant workers.
The Dubai police, however, say they are keeping a close eye on the industry.
“We have seen a lot of the arrests over the last year and a half, and it has been a huge increase,” Inspector Ibrahim al-Otaibi, a spokesman for the Dubai police’s anti-prostitution unit, told Al Jazeera.
“I think the situation is improving, but it will be difficult to stop the increase.”
Al-Ottabia said the police were aware of the increasing number of arrests and had started issuing warnings to the escorts, but the enforcement was still limited.
“The law is very strict, so we do not know how many escorts are working,” he said.
“But we can warn them if they are going to be working outside of the law, or if they might be involved in other illegal activities.”‘
We have to get over it’ Dubai police chief says police are keeping tabs on escorts but are unable to stop them, because they are not part of the “regular” industry The Dubai Police chief also admitted that police were unable to control the industry because it was not part, or even connected to, the city’s other criminal activity.
“It is illegal to be a prostitute in Dubai because of the regulations, and they don’t like it,” he told Al Arabiya.
“So, we are trying to get around this issue.
The problem is that there are some people that are involved in this industry, and if we catch them, they are prosecuted, they will be sent to prison, and the industry will continue.”
But the police are unable because it is illegal, so there is nothing they can do.
“As a result, it is not legal to have sex in the city with escort. “
They do not have the legal power to prosecute those who have sex with escorts,” Abu Hamez told Al-Jazeera.
The law allows for it, but I don’t know how to do it’ Al-Rouhi, the Dubai escort, also said he had no idea how to enforce the law. “
In order to have a normal life, we need escorts.”‘
The law allows for it, but I don’t know how to do it’ Al-Rouhi, the Dubai escort, also said he had no idea how to enforce the law.
“What we can do is go to court and we will show the court our documents, and we are not allowed to use our legal name,” he added.
Al-Shari’a law prohibits sex workers from having more than one employer and restricts the amount of money they can earn.
“If I go to the police, I am going to ask them to issue a summons to me,” Al-Muhaidi said.
He said that since Dubai is a closed society, there was little hope of finding help.
“There are so many women who are desperate, and who want to work, but they are afraid to go to police because it could lead to them being punished,” he explained.
The UAE’s ‘safe haven’ in the middle of the Arab world The UAE is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but many locals are struggling to get by. “
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The UAE’s ‘safe haven’ in the middle of the Arab world The UAE is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, but many locals are struggling to get by.
As the emirate has been struggling to adapt to the global financial crisis and has been in recession for the past four years, unemployment is high, and many people are living in poverty.
The economy has been under strain for years, and unemployment is now at the highest level in the Middle East.
According a recent survey by the Dubai-based Center for Economic and Policy Research, the UAE has the highest rate of unemployment in the Arab region.
The study also revealed that more than 75 per cent of the population is living in households below the poverty line, which makes it difficult for families to afford basic needs such as food and clothing.
Al Jazeera’s Hala Al-Bubali reports from Dubai.