Google it, baby: Where to find prostitutes in Dubai
The UAE definitely has its quirky bits and we just found one side of it, on Google. And we’ll show you exactly how to find it.
January 24, 2012 5:26 by p.deleon
With the promises of sticking to our New Year’s resolutions still fresh on our minds, Kipp was determined to take advantage of the cool weather by going outdoors for a walk after work hours.
It all started with an innocent search about pedestrian-friendly locations in Dubai. Little did we know we’d stumble on a less than innocent online search suggestion from the UAE version of Google.
We intended to type “where to walk in Dubai”. But as we began to type, Google’s super efficiency started to give suggestions on what it thinks we’re looking for. Having typed the word ‘where’, here are the top three suggestions:
“where to find prostitutes in dubai”
“where do we go now”
“where to go in dubai”
The first option just gives a humorously unintended double entendre to Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” selection, doesn’t it?
Kipp tried the ‘where’ search on different IP addresses and different computers and it kept giving the same suggestions.
Here’s the search we captured (and yes, we were slightly baffled that a lot of people in the UAE had to search where the Maldives was, as well.)
The next thing to do is check out what Google has to offer if one was to inquire the first choice.
And it directs us to several relatively old blog posts talking about the rampant prostitution in the city. It also, lists hotels where the blogger thought prostitutes hung out.
Don’t believe it? Try it for yourself.
1 – Go to Google.ae.
(Make sure you are in the UAE version and not the worldwide one. Also check if Safe Search is off. Otherwise, it’ll just tell suggest you are looking for ‘where is chuch norris’ and nobody’s really interested in that.)
2 – Type ‘where’.
3 – Proceed to shake your head and wag your finger at the Google searchers in the UAE.
We wonder what other Google search suggestions are out there. If you spot any, leave a comment below or send us your finds at firstname.lastname@example.org.