Morning call to prayer wakens Dubai prostitute, reminds her it’s time to go home

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DUBAI – The morning call to prayer from the local mosque at 6 a.m. on Friday morning woke up a prostitute, reminding her it was time to lift her naked body from her client’s bed, put on her clothes and high heels, and walk home. The prostitute, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the reciting of the Quran by old Arab men used to put her to sleep as a child, but now it’s a different story.

“That’s when I know my 3 hours are up,” she said.

Witnesses, including our reporter, spotted her slowly walking across Deira toward Dubai Creek, but she asked to not have her photo taken, so this picture was taken later in the day, when all the city’s prostitutes were sleeping in preparation for work the next night.

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