18 September, 2007

meet the business women

Here's another excellent report and documentary film about the flourishing horizontal trade in Dubai.

It reminds of the documentary of an Armenian investigator who documented on women trafficking in Dubai.

11 comments:

LDU said...

Thats not really suprising. I'm sure, as the Emirati official mentioned in that documentary, prostitution has increased with the capitalisation of dubai. Im sure twenty years earlier prostitution was minimal or near to non existant.

The Male-Female ratio of 3:1 doesn't help either. Perhaps the government should limit male arrival into dubai by some sort of regulation.

Avaya said...

Not to mention a lot of single (and not single) desperate males thinking with their lower brain more often than not.

i du, too said...

"The Male-Female ratio of 3:1 doesn't help either. Perhaps the government should limit male arrival into Dubai by some sort of regulation."

An excellent suggestion. There are in fact many areas in which women are under-represented, notably the contsruction sector. If the contsruction industry were to be made complulsorily women-only, it would do wonders for the ratio.

Of course, it wouldn't solve the prostitution problem, because most "customers" are not exactly labourers sneaking out of their concent---er--labour camps, but at least we will have dealt to some extent with the ratio issue.

More suggestions, please.

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ShaggyRed said...

Im sure twenty years earlier prostitution was minimal or near to non existant.

I think prostitution was prevalent even in the 80s and 90s. It's not just about capitalism, it's also about exploitation by job placement companies working overseas. That, and Dubai was a prime R&R spot during 2 Gulf Wars; as well as for offshore workers.

Like anything criminal-related here, it's just taken 20years for people to notice.

Anonymous said...

@ i du, too

Very good comment and very good observation.

The 3:1 ration is misleading. The poor labourer can hardly pay for a cup of tea..... need one say more.

archer14 said...

"The Male-Female ratio of 3:1 doesn't help either. Perhaps the government should limit male arrival into dubai by some sort of regulation."

Thats another Salik school of thought. Keep them coming!

i du, too said...

"Im sure twenty years earlier ..."

Flashback: twenty years ago (and before that as well), all of Satwa was a red-light district.

Thank you.

Mars said...

considering that my relationship broke up thanks to my ex thinking from his lower brain, i have mixed feelings about the entire thing, although personally i'd like to shoot all the men who pay for sex

Anonymous said...

@ mars
"although personally i'd like to shoot all the men who pay for sex"

What about females....

Anonymous said...

"twenty years ago (and before that as well), all of Satwa was a red-light district."

I don't know where Satwa is but I'm assuming it's a neighbourhood.

Can you point to a source to second your absurd claim?

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