Matchmaking advertising billboards taken down in Dubai – The National

DUBAI // Billboards advertising the services of a matchmaking company have been removed after complaints from residents.

About 40 adverts for Matchmaking Bureau Services were put up around the emirate more than a month ago. The signs showed an image of a man on bended knee in front of a woman as if proposing marriage.

Mona Khamis, head of advertising at Dubai Municipality, said that after “many” complaints, staff received “orders” that the billboards were to be removed.

“We informed the company on Tuesday and all the billboards were removed because we received many complaints about its content.”

Ms Khamis said the municipality had approved the adverts but only after checking that the company had a valid licence from the Dubai Department of Economic Development.

“We checked the licence, the office and the website and it was all legitimate, which is why we approved the billboards. The…

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