Rabat - Saudi Arabia has reportedly closed nine Moroccan hammams and massage centers in the city of Riyadh for "violations of sanitary rules".
Rabat – Saudi Arabia has reportedly closed nine Moroccan hammams and massage centers in the city of Riyadh for “violations of sanitary rules”.
Citing a local newspaper, Emirates24/7 reported on Monday that Saudi authorities led a sanitary campaign resulting in the closure of nine Moroccan hammams.
“Municipality inspectors decided to shut the nine centers in the capital Riyadh after discovering that workers do not have health certificates and some of the centers do not have licenses,” Ajel Arabic language daily reported according to Emirates24/7.
The same source added, “The inspectors discovered other violations at those centers during random visits to massage and health centers in the capital.”
Moroccan hammams, which are very similar to traditional Roman baths, are well known as relaxation baths that offer moderate heat and steam for a wonderful deep clean up.
Moroccan hammams offer a great experience especially with the help of masseuse, locally called “Kessal,” whose job is to scrub people and clean them from head to toe in a very skillful way with exotic protocols.
Emirati magazine Step Feed has ranked one of Morocco’s hammams among the seven places in the world where Qatari nationals go to relax.