Egypt grants working permits to foreign belly-dancers
Egyptian Minister of Labor, Ahmad Al Amawi, has announced that working permits will be granted to foreign belly-dancers wishing to work in Egypt. Amawi has requested that permits be made to all Russian and other European dancers who are currently working in nightclubs and bars around Egypt.
According to the Egyptian daily, Al Akhbar, the new order/law requires that any foreign dancer wishing to work in Egypt must be granted permission from the Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Interior to ensure that no illegal acts of prostitution or the sort take place.
It was revealed that the new law has not taken effect yet, for the mere fact that most dancers working in Egypt do not have permits. One French dancer stressed that she has gained huge success in Egypt ever since she began dancing at several nightclubs, but added that she does not have a working permit to dance and stresses that she did not receive any order of having a permit, which makes her think of the matter as just another rumor that will never take effect.
A number of foreign belly-dancers from all around the world have taken up the profession in Egypt and have so far received a lot of success. Most dancers are usually found performing in hotels and tourist resorts in the city of Sharm El Sheikh. –Albawaba.com
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