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15 March, 2007

The Samurai's lament

"There used to be such a wide range, but now there is so little choice and the quality is much reduced," the Samurai complained as he took a long drag of his shisha at a recent meeting.

His international clients, particularly the Saudis, are also upset by the increasingly limited range of merchandise that Dubai has offer. "Before you could get whatever you wanted," the Samurai explained. "From any nation, very beautiful, so many different ones to choose from all over Dubai. But not any more."

And with Dubai police's ongoing crackdown, the market will be even more depleted:

Dubai - More than 4,000 prostitutes were deported from the UAE last year, according to the Director of Human Rights Department at Dubai police. Colonel Mohammad Al-Mir said that 4,300 women were arrested and subsequently charged with prostitution and deported.

The Samurai does not buy the merchandise for himself, he provides it as a necessary part of the Arabian hospitality that must be offered to visiting business associates.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

In lebanon, I wonder why they bring their wife on meeting and dinners?

15 March, 2007 10:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! samuraisam is a pimp?

/me looks confused

15 March, 2007 11:03  
Blogger secretdubai said...

This is a different Samurai! A much older one who definitely doesn't blog.

15 March, 2007 11:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well for every 4000 they deport, probably another 4000 are coming in, nobody is regulating it, they dont have residence visas and only stay for 2-3 months on visitsand I dont want to know the STDs spread everywhere...
Something should be done about it, or a controlled and regulated red light district should be opened.

15 March, 2007 12:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon @ 12:18

red light district in the middle of Islamic should be slaughtered for this idea...well why not make this place secular democratic and moot the idea?

15 March, 2007 12:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on winning the major blog award!! I discovered this site after the news article about an egyptian being arrested for his blog, and the writer of the article had mentioned your blog, and from then on, I have been going thru the archives also.. You do have an interesting blog..

15 March, 2007 13:52  
Blogger LocalExpat said...

anon 12:18 said:-

"controlled and regulated red light district should be opened."

We already have 2! Cyclone and York Hotel ;p

15 March, 2007 13:59  
Blogger CG said...

That is a pinch and probably not even worth the mention. Dubai Police should be ashamed with themselves.

15 March, 2007 14:42  
Blogger al-republican said...


We already have all kinds of crazy developmental projects here in Dubai. The last thing we need is a "Prostitution City" or "Whore Ranches"!

Although, I have a feeling such property would sell like hot cakes. Faster than you could say jhig-jhig :P

15 March, 2007 15:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

onetime my boss and me, went for a business dinner with Big british manager.

and our boss took with him one russian hook'er.

But the british guy was looking at me all night.

no more information.

always be carefull about Menu for others.

15 March, 2007 17:24  
Blogger Crankyputz said...

When I went back to Dubai 5 years ago, I couldn't believe how blatant prostitution has become. I'm glad they are cracking down, though I suspect Anon is right....

15 March, 2007 19:27  
Blogger Photograph Abu Dhabi said...

a controlled and regulated red light district should be opened.

Oh aye, I can definetly see this happening.

15 March, 2007 19:40  
Blogger screwed.mind said...

I guess this policy complies with all other :visions:.

Dubai is not a place for cheapskates. Samurai should change his marketing strategy and start to look at upper class segment of clients. As far as it shows on the streets, single chick driven Mercedes SLKs are on the rise!

When "expiration date" arrives, you're screwed up, let it be a retired engineer or a worn out prostitute!!!

15 March, 2007 22:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so which came first - the market or the product?

15 March, 2007 22:39  
Blogger nzm said...

Good to know the Samurai is still around.

What happened to Lola LebCan?

And congratulations on the Bloggis win!

15 March, 2007 23:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey sd, conrtulations on winning the 2007 bloggies award for Africa & ME. Just read it right now at ame info. :)

15 March, 2007 23:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Samurai? Hardly. I see a swarthy slimy little man with a goatee and a white robe, sitting in a hotel lobby, a Marlboro in one hand, prayer beads in the other, ogling and leering at every female in sight.

16 March, 2007 08:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, here - well done on your worthy award SD from the GO! Smell the flowers're a perm feature on our blogroll now. Regarding this post, a red light district in Doo-bye? Not sure as lots of people jump red lights here on SZ road....there does need to be control and regulation for sure :0) All 12 lanes of it. Too much traffic, too much choice....

16 March, 2007 10:19  
Blogger Para Glider said...

We at Paranormal have it on good authority that the police purge on Chinese and Stan ladies is seen as a necessary precursor to establishing a proper Brazilian strip club on the fourth floor of Pork International.

16 March, 2007 12:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

congrats sd for winning.
can we buy your blog ?

16 March, 2007 14:01  
Blogger secretdubai said...

KTwat - goodness no, your imagined description made me laugh!

He's Arab, but not Gulf Arab, and is an extremely impressive person.

16 March, 2007 14:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>He's Arab, but not Gulf Arab

Only a matter of adjusting the parameters slightly then:

Lebanese/Syrian, perhaps? Expensive ill fitting suit. Probably Armani or Lanvin. Gelled hair. Marlboro Lights. Rolex. Bally on the extremities. Having an very animated and a very imaginary conversation into a mobile... Meet Tony Wardeh - the pimp from Jounieh.

16 March, 2007 14:33  
Blogger secretdubai said...

KTwat - no, not like that at all! He's a very "rajouleh" kind of Arab (god knows how to spell that) not a metrosexual type at all.

17 March, 2007 03:04  
Blogger aussie70 said...

Prostitution brings people in , epecially the boys & girls off the ships and these people bring money , the money is spent . You don't hear of these ships docking in KSA do you. Why the hell would they. Now this will carry on no matter what you read in the papers. It makes the Dubai world go around: the single guy looking for action, the sailor, the married expat who wants to try some new action other than having it off with the maid, the next door neighbours who can't get any at home. So there are heaps of customers and it is a big markert that will remain until there is something else that can subsitute the whores. Maybe a Casino ??? why let the neighbours go lose their money in europe when they can lose it in Dubai !The 4000 that they deported are probably over age and will be replaced by younger ones with firmer bodies. They should set up New tax free zone Project pretty soon to include the biggest and largest Casino and the longest brothel. I am sure there will be a lot of interesting names eg Heaven City ! ( excluding the 74 virgins), Pimp bay. Sinners City (freedom to masturbate)

17 March, 2007 13:46  
Blogger Jayne said...

Huge CONGRATS on the Blog Awards - well done secretdubai!!

17 March, 2007 14:40  
Blogger Para Glider said...

aussie 70 -

A good and realistic post! The other social function provided by these ladies is peacekeeping. In a country that imports largely male workers, the only way to keep them reasonably happy is to provide women. Young men will fight or screw.
(Ofr course, there's the better alternative of paying decent wages, providing decent accommodation and allowing men to bring their wives, but that's hardly the Locals' way, is it?)
You been to the Paranormal in your travels?

17 March, 2007 22:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well at least they should have a mandatory HIV Test for every single woman coming in on a visit/tourist visa. Considering who frequents the hooker places (and yes, they include all nationalities and all types of men, from married to single to the ones with girlfriends back home) the threat of HIV shouldnt be taken lightly.
So instead of testing the residents, why not test the visitors??

18 March, 2007 09:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The odd 4000 are deported regulary so that the market is kept alive with fresh commodity which in turn brings in more customers. The money is then re-routed by Russian "tycoons" back into the "investor's paradise" called Dubai. The circle is now complete!

SD, congrats on the well-deserved award. Keep going tiger!

18 March, 2007 11:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Congrats Dear SD.

18 March, 2007 22:41  
Blogger Dubai Jazz said...

Hi S.D.
Is your mystery Samurai named Asa'ad?
BTW, it's not only the Saudis who avail themselves from this pleasure service, as a long resident of Bur Dubai, I can assure you that many guys from different nationalities are prospective customers in this business.....
P.S.: Congrats for the award, can we claim some credits for spicing up the discussion? :)

18 March, 2007 23:14  
Blogger MuFi101 said...

HII SD, congrats on the win, voted fer ya btw..

great of luck

19 March, 2007 02:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


let me spill that i'm an emirati national, also a rather conservative muslim who prays 5 times a day and does the other pillars and whatnot, I wanted to get this out of the way before anything.

I found your blog by word of mouth, and it is rather interesting to read actually. I didn't read much of it, but i'd like to tell you to keep up the great work, freedom of speech is rather limited but i really admire your work and i was meaning to ask some questions i hope you would'nt mind answering (and or bothering to answer them):

How do you find the UAE nationals like?

Do you know any nationals personally or know some who post on this blog?

And last how is life in the UAE?

19 March, 2007 02:13  
Blogger Sex and Dubai said...

@ Aussie70: Given your creativity, you should probably apply to market these playgrounds if and when they come to life - we're pretty sure you will be well compensated, in more ways than monetarily of course ;)

19 March, 2007 10:47  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One must take a drive around Bur Dubai after 3'o clock to know what kind of hypocritical PR stuff the Dubai Police are doing. Hell i could find 500 prostitutes if really take a long walk in Bur Dubai/Deira Area in one night.

However i believe it is beacuse of these sex workers that dubai is able to keep in check the potential amount of sexual atrocities that could arise. After all we have more than 1.06 Mil men compared to 0.35 Mil Women.

And as pointed out elsewhere in this blog, a labourer who earns 600 a month cannot definitely afford to bring his family across. What he could do is save enough money for two months so that he could use a AED 50 per session lady from Baraha to satisfy his sexual needs. Also keep in mind that he goes home once in two years on an average.

19 March, 2007 13:37  
Blogger Dubai Jazz said...

Hi S.D.
I blogged about you today:


19 March, 2007 17:20  
Blogger Elagante said...

Dear all,

Was living in Dubai once upon a time, getting 4.000 thingies out of the country is NE3MA, every and each country reaching where UAE *Dubai* reached you’ll find those thingies laying around looking for a penny or two. At least now Dubai Government is looking at this issue and started with 4.000.

You never know the more effort they put in the bigger number they’ll get. I wonder was the nationality of the majority was HMMM???

21 March, 2007 13:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


21 March, 2007 14:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there are too many in Dubai, for god's sake send a few dozen to Al Ain ... there's a veritable drought here.

Some lovely Asian crumpet would be wonderful for those of us whose testosterone is raging.

23 March, 2007 11:48  
Blogger Symbiot said...

26 March, 2007 01:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have heard it said that one new form of slavery is found in the exploitation of Eastern European women by clients in West Europe. I suppose its the same everywhere.

26 March, 2007 02:14  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD, I'd love for your next post to be about how you're finding it back in the UK and how it compares with Dubai now that you've been abroad for a while. Would be interesting to read!

26 March, 2007 10:37  
Blogger Unknown said...

According to CIA report "UAE is placed on the Tier 2 Watch List for its failure to show increased efforts to combat trafficking in 2005, particularly in its efforts to address the large-scale trafficking of foreign girls and women for commercial sexual exploitation..."

27 March, 2007 11:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused as whether you disapprove or agree with having girls on the money in Dubai.

T'seems to me any other city is very well served in this sector. Apart from London where some B&S is the norm.

I suppose better to build churches, mosques and hey ho play Golf and claim it is a sport.

How's your sex life doin?

Grow up.

29 March, 2007 15:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I asked one of the ladies of the night as to how she could possibly sleep with a different man each night?

She answered: The same way you do!

I rest my case

29 March, 2007 15:51  
Blogger cipslim said...

ever since i came to Dubai six years ago they were available
there is something though that one Pakistani told me at that time
Dubai is made of 25% women and the rest men . not having prostitutes available would lead to a lot of rapes ,abductions and possibly murders,and frankly i prefer the current situation . if they manage to deport them all we will not be sending our women alone to work any longer.

05 April, 2007 15:52  

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