You might be surprised to learn that you can drink in Saudi Arabia despite it being not the best place to do it!!
Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country and adheres to the teachings of Islam known as Shariah (Islamic law)!! Both the Quran and Hadiths (sayings of the holy prophet) strongly prohibit alcohol consumption for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike 🇸🇦 🍹 ️.
Therefore it is forbidden to consume alcohol in public places or to buy it from licensed outlets. There are also severe punishments for anyone caught drinking or possessing alcohol 🍹. It is therefore best to avoid consuming or dealing with alcohol in Saudi Arabia 🇸🇦 🍹.
Despite this there are places where drinking is allowed or at least it is not strictly forbidden as with other parts of the country .
First of all one of the largest cities in Saudi Arabia Jeddah has long been a popular tourist destination for both expatriates and Arabs 1️⃣ 🇸🇦 ️. The city has several places that serve alcoholic drinks although it is not officially allowed. Most of these bars and pubs are located in the well-known ‘Gold Souk’ district and they offer a variety of popular international drinks ️ 🪙 🌎.
Another area in Saudi Arabia where you can drink is located around the border with the United Arab Emirates which is the only other country in the region where alcohol is allowed 🇸🇦 🍹. The towns of Al Bahah and Bishah in particular are known for having several places that serve drinks and some of them are pretty well known .
In addition there are certain clubs which are mostly located in expatriate compounds which serve drinks ♣️. These clubs have to be approved by the government and have stringent licencing requirements ♣️. People who consume alcohol in such places should make sure that they have permission to do so and they should also follow the strict regulations set by the local authorities.
In general it is advisable to avoid drinking in public in Saudi Arabia especially if you are a non-Muslim 🇸🇦 ️. Although it is not strictly forbidden in certain areas it is still not a common practice and it is best to stick to non-alcoholic drinks such as strong coffee or tea in order to avoid any problems 🍵 ☕ ️.
Lastly, it ought to be noted that drinking in Saudi Arabia is still thought about a taboo and is seen as unethical, un-Islamic habits. Therefore, it is necessary to be knowledgeable about the regional laws and custom-mades and to constantly appreciate them. In conclusion, although it is possible to drink in specific areas of the nation, it is best to avoid any type of alcohols and to stay with non-alcoholic beverages to avoid any issues 🍹. … .
First of all, one of the largest cities in Saudi Arabia, Jeddah, has long been a popular tourist destination for both expatriates and Arabs. The towns of Al Bahah and Bishah, in particular, are known for having several places that serve drinks, and some of them are pretty well known. Although it is not strictly forbidden in certain areas, it is still not a common practice and it is best to stick to non-alcoholic drinks, such as strong coffee or tea, in order to avoid any problems.
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