At the very heart of Dubai, in fact in most of its vital organs such as Tecom, Discovery Gardens, Deira, Dubai Marina and Bur Dubai, there is a haram sickness spreading.
You get them stuck in the base of your car windows every single day, wherever you park: The massage cards. More surprising, every day you get different ones. They always exhibit half naked or suggestive women, printed on cheap paper on a business card format, giving a mobile phone number and location of nearby buildings.
“New lady”, “Beautiful girls”, “African stuff”, “Full body oil massage”, “Home & Hotel service” are few of the mentions you can find on the cards, amongst with a list of available nationalities, if the whole space isn’t just taken by an Asian girl (mandatory, indians are a rarity), in poses that suggest only a massage of my penis.
I started collecting these visual aberrations, in the landscape of a muslim country with liberal thoughts but conservative values.