Dubai – Photo Tip
Try to reveal something new about your destination
Traveling to Kabul via Dubai some years ago, the man next to me on the flight said many businessmen got off in Dubai because the world’s prettiest working girls lived there.
It fascinated me and when I next visited Dubai I decided to do a story on prostitution, realizing how revealing this could be in a male dominated and Islamic country like Dubai.
On the Internet I found plenty of leads. I called a girl who was running a service with high class European girls (“not Russian,” it said). At first there was some confusion because she thought I was a customer but then she offered to talk to me and have her photos taken.
I followed her around for about two weeks and witnessed the enormous amount of money these girls were making, the presents they were getting and the polite manner in which they were treated. Often the customer would take a girl shopping and dining first before spending the night on his boat or in his penthouse.
In the end I got what I hoped for: a story showing Dubai society from an original and revealing angle.