Moroccan prostitution market prospers

Published August 2nd, 2010 - 11:39 GMT
Prostitution market
Prostitution market

With the massive influx of Arab and foreign tourists to the cities of Morocco this summer as well as the return for vacation by Moroccans living abraod, the local prostitution market has shown signs of recovery as prices have gone up. According to Elaph website, it is a difficult task nowadays to find in a Casablanca nightclub a "good looking female candidate" to spend the night.

In the face of the growing demand, prostitutes increased their prices. In order to spend one night with a local prostitute, a man will have to pay from 500 dirhams (about 70 dollars) to over 1500 dirhams (about 170 dollars), the website reported.

An Elaph reporter in Morocco spoke with one of the prostitutes and asked her about the price for the night. The girl answered him: "If you have a place to spend the night, I will charge you 1000 dirhams (about 120 dollars), but if you do not have a place, you are asked to provide additional 400 dirhams (about 60 dollars), so I can hire an apartment  from one of my friends. "

Sadly, for many young females in Morocco, prostitution is the "easy" way to earn money. Thus, the north African kingdom has a significant rate of prostitution. However, the authorities are trying to fight this industry from time to time. Since the beginning of 2009, there were hundreds of arrests of prostitutes in Morocco, according to local press reports.


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