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As-Sa'ah Square (Deira Square)

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altNext to the Great Mosque and the mutawwa (ministry for the promotion of virtue and prevention of vice) headquarters, this nondescript expanse of cement is known by expatriates as Chop-Chop Square because convicts are publicly beheaded by sword here. Executions take place on Friday mornings (but not every week), just after the noon prayers. 

 

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