Saudi Arabian authorities have detained an Egyptian resort employee who appeared in a web based video consuming breakfast with a feminine Saudi colleague, stated the labor ministry, which additionally summoned the resort proprietor for questioning.
The world’s high oil exporter is pushing a bunch of financial and social reforms, together with ending a ban on ladies driving and opening up new sectors for girls, in a bid to finish dependency on crude revenues. However some conservative traditions haven’t been as fast to alter within the deeply non secular Muslim kingdom.
In footage shared broadly on social media, the pair eat breakfast at a desk and wave on the digicam. At one level the lady, carrying a conventional black gown masking all however her arms and eyes, feeds the person a bit of meals.
A labor ministry assertion on Sunday stated an inspection staff had visited the unidentified resort within the western metropolis of Mecca and detained the Egyptian for violations together with working in a occupation restricted to Saudis, with out offering particulars.
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The resort proprietor was additionally summoned “for failing to stick to spatial controls for using ladies”, the assertion added.
Authorities rules stipulate that workplaces ought to guarantee a non-public setting for feminine workers separate from males, however in follow this isn’t uniformly utilized.
The general public prosecutor later issued a press release urging overseas residents to stick to the dominion’s legal guidelines and respect its values and traditions.