Sharjah Police takes action on massage parlours using “indecent advertisements”

Officials in Sharjah city of the United Arab Emirates announced an operation regarding massage parlours utilising "indecent advertisements" and will also tackle fugitive workers, beggars and street vendors.

Officials in Sharjah city of the United Arab Emirates announced an operation regarding massage parlours utilising “indecent advertisements” and will also tackle fugitive workers, beggars and street vendors.

The Consultative Council of the Emirates has also authorised several measures suggested by Sharjah Police.


The new policies will now witness massage parlours being punished for utilising “indecent advertisements” to safeguard society’s privacy.

Illegal street vendors and Beggars are also being made a target as part of the new campaign launched in Sharjah.

The recent measures include the construction of a drug rehabilitation centre for addicts to help enhance treatment and recovery programmes.

Meanwhile, delivery riders will also get training on the significance of driving safe to lessen the number of accidents on Sharjah’s roads.

Police will also cooperate with the emirate’s road authority to establish smart systems to see traffic congestion and locate accident hot spots.

Smart systems will be installed in Sharjah police cars to facilitate to improve efficiency in responding to accidents.


The local ambulance services will also be formed as per the best international practices.

In February, authorities in Dubai came to the fore to take up action against unlicensed massage centres to attract customers via business cards that are placed on parked vehicles.

A Dubai Police campaign that led to several arrests and the disconnection of over 3000 phone numbers.

A warning was passed by the Dubai Police for the public regarding the dangers of visiting unlicensed massage centres. Apart from facing legal action, the authorities stated people are also at the risk of being blackmailed or robbed.

In the last three years, police in the United Arab Emirates have arrested around 2,025 violators, out of which 1,643 were charged with breach of public decency, while 165 were caught for printing as well as distributing the cards.

Tariq Saeed


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