Top 7 Everyday Things Banned in Saudi Arabia.

Blog By mariam  |  29-08-17

This is something you all need to know.

#7 Valentines Day

#7 Valentines Day

Saudi’s believe in love but they don’t believe in dedicating a day to love. People in this country aren’t allowed to celebrate Valentine’s. Their logic? Celebrating such a day is against their culture…


#6 Social Mixing Of Genders

#6 Social Mixing Of Genders

Be it a Restaurant or a mall, men and women aren’t allowed to mix. In many malls in Saudi, only “families” are allowed. And by families, they mean either women visiting a mall by themselves, or men who are accompanied by women. This is not where things end.

Mall security would not allow a group of men or a single man to enter unless a woman is with them. This is especially true mainly for Saudi men, while many non-Saudi men (especially Western expats) are allowed in with no problems most of the time. Also, their restaurants have 2 separate sections. One for men and the other one for women.


#5 Movie Theatres

#5 Movie Theatres

Movie theatres are kinda prohibited in Saudi. They are specifically located within private company compounds, such as theaters at Saudi Aramco residential camps etc. Reason for this? Nothing logical. So don’t bother!


#4 No Gyms For Women

#4 No Gyms For Women

Gyms in the country are banned for women. They don’t have private gyms for women. Also, they don’t have any gyms in girls schools or universities. They don’t have a single female team for any sport and the country faces a ban from the International Olympic Committee for never sending out any female delegates.


#3 Every Other God Than The One They Follow

#3 Every Other God Than The One They Follow

In Saudi Arabia, it is illegal for non-muslims to pray in public. They do not appreciate the devotion to any God other than theirs!


#2 Women Drivers

#2 Women Drivers

Almost all the rules in the country are anti-women. Another one in the lot is where women are not allowed to drive a car.


#1 Women Traveling

#1 Women Traveling

Women are not allowed to travel alone in Saudi Arabia. It is necessary for them to be accompanied by a man (her father, brother or husband). Crazy, right?








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