Prostitute arrested after fighting with customer, hears Dubai court

RA, 28, from Pakistan, was arrested on July 20 this year when the driver of a taxi she and her customer were in called police after the two started fighting.

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DUBAI // A prostitute was arrested after she got into an argument with a customer over payment, Dubai Criminal Court heard on Sunday.

R A, 28, from Pakistan, was arrested on July 20 when the driver of a taxi she and her customer were in called police after the two had started fighting.

The prosecution said at around midnight, police received a report from the driver about the incident near the Crowne Plaza hotel.

Officers arrived and arrested the woman and her customer after they said they were arguing about payment for sex.

“She told us she met her customer at a dance club in a five-star hotel and offered to have sex with him for Dh2,000,” policeman A M, 28, said.

“But he negotiated the price and reduced it to Dh1,500 after which the two headed to the customer’s house.”

The pair hailed a cab but before they reached the man’s house, the two argued about the price again.

The driver stopped the car and kicked them out before calling police.

In court, the woman was charged with prostituting herself, which she denied.

Records did not explain why her customer was not arrested and charged.

A verdict is expected on September 27.

salamir@thenational.ae