DUBAI // A woman who posed as an Emirati while working as a prostitute was sentenced to a year in prison this morning by a Dubai court.
MT, a 29-year-old Palestinian, was arrested in a sting operation and denied the charges when she appeared before the Dubai Court of First Instance last month.
A first sergeant testified that an informant told police an Iraqi girl woman working in the sex trade told him he could hire an Emirati prostitute costs Dh3,000. The informant testified that MT called him and claimed to be Emirati.
An operation was then arranged to meet and arrest MT, records said.
Records said that when MT met with the informant, she said she was an Emirati named AA. She got undressed and said they had to have sex immediately because she was busy.
Officers then moved in and arrested her. Police said that as she was being taken into custody, she said she was an anti-narcotics police informant co-operating with Abu Dhabi Police, then began begging for a pardon.