Prostitution is illegal by law in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Prostitution is sill present in the emirate because of its economy that is largely based on tourism and trade. The emirate attracts many foreign businessmen. Dubai is slowly gaining a reputation as one of the Middle East’s sex tourism destinations.
Russian and Ethiopian women are the most common prostitutes in Dubai, as well as women from some African countries, while Indian prostitutes are part of a well organized trans-Oceanic prostitution network. What you won’t find easily is any Muslim women working as prostitutes. Prostitution, as many other vices, is tolerated by authorities in the Dubai night clubs. Many foreign women are voluntarily working in the clubs.