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Stringent rules set for massage centres, salons in UAE

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 27, 2019 | Last updated on October 27, 2019 at 05.58 am
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The municipality said it will show zero tolerance towards those who try to endanger public health in order to make profit.

New stringent regulations will be implemented at massage centres and beauty salons in Ajman to ensure they adhere to the health and safety standards, the Ajman Department of Economic Development (DED-Ajman) and Ajman Municipality have announced.

The municipality had recently received a large number of complaints from customers of ladies and gents beauty salons as well as massage centres regarding poor services and sub-standard quality of products, lack of hygiene, smoking inside the premises among others. The municipality said it will show zero tolerance towards those who try to endanger public health in order to make profit.

Abdulla bin Nasser Al Nuaimi, director of Control and Consumer Protection Department at the DED-Ajman, said they have launched a joint awareness campaign, in collaboration with the municipality, targeting all such centres to make them familiar with the new requirements that need to be followed.

He added that the move is aimed at promoting compliance by facilities licenced in Ajman so that they stick to requirements of safe and healthy business activity.

Al Nuaimi said the campaign is part of the strategic partnership between the DED and municipality and it will be carried out to implement the 'Standard Guide' targeting the centres. "Field visits to the centres will be conducted by a joint team, including female inspectors to make women aware about the new regulations. During the campaign, the 'Standard Guide' - printed in different languages - will be distributed to reach a wide audience," he added.

Al Nuaimi pointed out that the awareness campaign, which will continue till the end of October, will try to regularise facilities conducting business in violation of the approved norms by giving them a grace period to rectify their situation. "The DED is keen to ensure that all the facilities licenced in the emirate comply with the laws and regulations that safeguard the rights of consumers."

Abdulla Abdulrazak Al Tamimi, director of public health department at the Ajman Municipality, said that the civic body seeks to ensure that the 'Standard Guide' during massage, beauty and personal care activity is complied with.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com

Afkar Abdullah


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