Escorts who are ‘uncomfortable’ with the word ‘charlene’ are being forced to explain themselves

The term ‘chalaene’ was coined by one of the owners of a luxury hotel in Dubai, which is a hotspot for escort services in the Gulf.

The hotel has become infamous for a series of sexual assaults and harassment allegations.

The term has also been used by other escort services, including the popular escort service Red Carpet.

Al Jazeera’s Laura Martins reports from Dubai.