Prostitution In Dubai

As Islam is the chief religion in Dubai and the laws are extremely strict, it unthinkable for many that prostitution can exist here. The reality is, prostitution in Dubai has existed for a while now and is rapidly growing as the city is visited by more and more travelers every year.

Yes, welcome to reality. It does happen in Dubai and it happens a lot. The sad thing is that prostitution is against the law on paper. However practically speaking, it is commonly engaged in throughout Dubai. There are lots of places that are just flooded with prostitutes that are so apparent and yet ignored by the law officials.

Any person can recognize a prostitute in Dubai from miles away. In fact there are so many designated areas where you would notice them anytime you go. And the most ironic factor is that the government blocks certain TV channels and Internet sites because of provocative material however you could just go out of your apartment and notice 10 prostitutes right down the street from you.

I have seen prostitute centers right next to Mosques. How unbelievable is that? For you it may be but for the native Dubai resident it’s part of daily life. It has become a norm in Dubai and it is quite acceptable.

The Alleged History of Prostitution

You’ll never hear this published anywhere (or not even discussed as much) but this is the sort of information we are striving to get to you so that you become aware of the objective facts and truth concerning Dubai.

The history behind the prostitution issue in Dubai stems back to merely over a decade or so. It is an undeclared and unpublished truth and understanding amongst many that prostitution in Dubai became a regular occurrence once the expat population started to grow rapidly.

A lot of cases have been reported where the local Arabs kidnap the wives of expatriate men who came to Dubai for work. The females were raped and returned back. And because Dubai is a Sheikdom and not a democracy, the laws of the Emirate were (and still are) monopolized and intended to support the local National (citizen). Yes, they can pretty much do anything they want and get away with it.

This caused widespread anger and frustration among the expatriate population and many started to leave Dubai. Dubai could not afford this because it had a huge requirement for labor. The native Dubai population is not quite big. As I write this discussion in 2008, just seventeen percent or so of Dubai is comprised of the local inhabitants.

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