The penalty for violating that rule would lead to the store being shut down.Also on that day, schoolgirls are prohibited from wearing anything red – not even a red scarf.Banned: Pork Since Saudi Arabia operates under Islamic law, all food entering the country must be “halal”.It is a country that considers all its citizens to be Muslim and any non-Muslim expats have to abide by its strict rules as well.Banned: Other religions It is against the law for non-Muslims to worship in public in Saudi Arabia and there are no houses of worship to cater to non-Muslims.The main reason, yet again, is because the two holy mosques are located in the country and that is would be blasphemous for churches or other places of worship to exist there.As for restaurants, there are typically two sections: one for families and one for singles, according to the same designation as mentioned before.In a mall Mc Donald’s for example, there would be two separate lines for men and women.
Many other nations have similar laws restricting access to pork but they have never outright banned it, in order to accommodate their non-Muslim citizens and expats. You have stories to tell, and passions to share, and things to talk about that are more interesting than the weather.Get noticed for who you are, not what you look like. In a standalone Mc Donald’s restaurant, however, there are two completely segregated sections so the men on their own would not mingle at all with the women and men on the other side.
Banned: Movie theaters Movie theaters are prohibited and they are only located within private company compounds, such as theaters at Saudi Aramco residential camps.
Banned: Music classes in public schools Music is legal in Saudi Arabia and there is an active music industry.