A massage centre, a beauty parlour, and a laser treatment clinic, all under the roof of a car workshop!
That is exactly what municipal inspectors in Dubai recently unearthed when they raided an auto garage in Ras Al Khor Industrial Area.
Dubai Municipality on Tuesday evening announced that authorities shut down the workshop used for running the illegal businesses.
The Environmental Emergency Office under the Health and Safety Department raided the workshop during an inspection campaign, the civic body said in a statement issued on its social media pages.
"The workshop owner had transferred a part of the facility to a massage centre and a centre for selling cosmetics and laser treatment without permission. The Environmental Emergency Office took all necessary procedures by coordinating with the Department of Economic Development to close the workshop," it added.
The photos posted along with the statement showed laser treatment machines, hair washing chairs and other spa equipment kept in different parts of the workshop where vehicles could also be seen parked.