Women under the age of 35 who plan to visit Dubai alone have to pay 400 yuan of special visa fee, Beijing Morning Post reported.
Travel agents have claimed that the charge was collected by the Dubai authority who is concerned that some Chinese women may stay over there and make money from prostitution. But Dubai officials denied such claims.
Insiders told the newspaper that the 400 yuan special visa fee has actually been pocketed by travel agencies.
Meanwhile, if tourists stayed over and worked as prostitutes or act illegally, the corresponding travel agencies would be fined by the Dubai authority.
In that case, the travel agencies would use the "special visa fees" to pay the huge fines.