Woman visitor charged for working as prostitute in Dubai

Woman visitor charged for working as prostitute in Dubai

Dubai - She sent Dh8,000 to her family back home.


Marie Nammour

Published: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 5:48 PM

Last updated: Tue 17 Sep 2019, 8:44 PM

A 27-year-old woman on a visit visa was charged at the Dubai Court of First Instance on Tuesday for working in prostitution.
The incident was reported on June 18 at Bur Dubai police station after the Russian woman claimed she was forced to have sex with a man.
A police sergeant said while on patrol duty, he was alerted by the operations room about an incident. "The woman was drunk when we arrested her. She said she had sex with a Turkish man, whom she had just met at a night club, at his flat. The woman claimed she was then forced to have sex with his friend, also Turkish. Later, she retracted her statement confessing it was consensual both times."
The two men have been referred to the Court of Misdemeanors on the charges of having illicit sex with the defendant. They were all charged, together with a third man, with consuming alcohol without a permit at that court.
During the public prosecution investigation, she said she had arrived in the UAE on a visit visa on May 14. On the incident day, the woman was at a night club at 1am and drank four glasses of an alcoholic drink. She claimed she did not know the two men, charged at the Court of Misdemeanors, prior to the incident. She recalled that she sat with one of them at a table and his other friends were also there. Later, he invited her over to his flat to continue partying.
About half an hour later, his two friends came. She had sex with them. She confessed she had been working in prostitution since her arrival in Dubai. The woman would get between Dh1,000 and Dh3,000 from each client. She sent Dh8,000 to her family back home.
The forensic report showed that the man who invited the woman to his flat has a sexually transmitted disease.
She has been detained and will be sentenced on September 29.


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