Doha, Qatar: MFM Massages?

Discussion in 'Traveling Members' started by TonyRaye, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. TonyRaye

    TonyRaye Novice

    Will be there on a one-day layover. Any recommendations regarding mfm spas or hamams?
     
  2. nycman

    nycman Count

    Sorry, I can’t help at all.

    As a rule I don’t mess around in Muslim countries.

    From Wikipedia:

    LGBT rights in Qatar

    “Since 2004, Article 296 of the current Penal Code (Law 11/2004)[2] stipulate imprisonment between 1 and 3 years for sodomy between men. This is a slight revision of the original law that stipulated up to five years imprisonment for male homosexuality.

    In 1995 an American citizen visiting Qatar was sentenced to six months in shabab markeah and 420 lashes for homosexual activity.[3] In the 1990s, Philippine Overseas Employment Administration informed Philippine workers that gay workers were prohibited in Qatar. This was in response to several mass arrests and deportations of Philippine workers in Qatar, for homosexuality.[4]

    The Qatari penal code also contains additional criminal sanctions for adultery, fornication and any speech or conduct that is judged to be disorderly, immoral or likely to offend traditional religious mores.

    These laws give Qatari police considerable leeway to jail or fine LGBT people, in light of the fact that Islam is the official religion and a important source for Qatari law“

    I wish you luck but be careful.
     
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  3. TonyRaye

    TonyRaye Novice

    Thanks for the heads up. I am aware of the horrors of punishment re homosexuality in the Mideast.

    But my question was more for recommendations of any of the handful of male massage spas, hotels or hamams that openly (and legally) exist in Doha (as they also do in the UAE, Turkey, Oman, Morocco, etc). I'm sure the govt wouldn't like any male-to-male sex there, but massages really are wholly permissible.

    A few of these establishments have mixed or poor reviews (if reviewed at all) and wondered if anyone here has experienced any of them in Doha.

    I will be careful.
     
  4. Smurof

    Smurof Viscount

    A lousy massage in the greater Saudi Arabian region? Just another tally mark for why I never feel a need to visit that region of the World.