Dubai Massage Centers are getting notorious for offering more than just a massage – something referred by the customers as “happy ending”.
There are more than 100 registered Dubai Massage Centers offering everything from Thai Massage, Chinese Massage, and Swedish massage, Full Body Massage to siatsu and ayurvedic therapy. Most hotels also have spas offering massage therapy of one kind or the other. Some places offer escort service as well.
International City has three licensed massage centres, but in recent times they seem to have been dwarfed by door-to-door freelance masseuses.
By law, Dubai Massage Centers workers must be licensed and must follow Dubai Municipality Public Health Department’s hygiene and decency guidelines. They are also periodically inspected.
Dubai Police have in the past advised those who want to get massage treatment to go to licensed Dubai Massage Centers and warned the public not to allow strangers to enter their homes, as some may be undocumented or have criminal intent.
UAE residents are no strangers to flyers and brochures promoting illegal massage centers left behind on car windshields in parking lots and pushed underneath the main entrance door in both low-rise as well as high-rise apartments by ‘enterprising’ individuals.
But what should one do when an individual offers a full-body massage at home or even at an illegal and unlicensed centre? How should one react to the ‘massage centre’ cards left on car windshields and front doors? Will the woman or the men found distributing such literature (if they can be called that) face any penalties? Or will those who fall in the trap and take up on those illicit offers face any penalties?
Dubai residents from responding to such ads where girls offer to host them at their homes or at the clients’ homes as it could lead to bigger crimes such as robbery, violence murder. Soliciting the services of such dubious massage centres have led to such incidents in the past.
Dubai residents are warned to stay away from such offers. A Police Office recently pointed out that the customer might become a victim of such girls who go to other people’s homes to give ‘massages’. The clients who fall into these illegal traps have no information on these girls except the phone number that they give out in the flyers and visiting cards. So, when they become victims of crime, they have no way of tracking these culprits.