As a country that is predominantly Muslim Saudi Arabia is known to be a dry country meaning that the sale and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited! Alcohol has been banned in the country since its founding in 1932 and the laws governing alcohol consumption and possession remain in effect to this day 🇸🇦 ️ 🛒 🍹 !
Although alcohol is illegal it is not uncommon to find certain alcoholic beverages in certain areas of the country 🍹. There are some tourist-oriented establishments that sell alcohol, but this is not the norm, and it is often done without the knowledge of the public 🍹.
The ban on alcohol applies to all citizens of Saudi Arabia, with the exception of non-Muslims, who are allowed to bring limited amounts of alcohol for their personal consumption 🇸🇦 🔛 🍹. However, these amounts must be within the stipulated limits set by the government and anyone found in possession of more than the allowed limit faces a hefty fine ️.
The government of Saudi Arabia has also put in place strong measures to prevent alcohol from entering the country from neighboring countries 🇸🇦 🍹. Any alcohol found in the country is confiscated and the person in possession of it is arrested and punished severely.
In addition, the Islamic religion prohibits the consumption of alcohol, so it’s not just a matter of law, but also a matter of faith ️ 🍹. Islamic clerics consider alcohol to be one of the major sins and those that consume it are seen as going against the teachings of Islam 🍹 1️⃣. This has also led to a decrease in alcohol consumption in the general population 🍹 ️.
Despite the strict laws and regulations governing alcohol, there are still some people in the country who manage to get access to alcohol. Bootlegging is a common occurrence and certain wealthy Saudis are able to import alcohol from abroad 🍹 ️. This is still considered illegal by the authorities and those found in possession of alcohol face serious punishment.
Due to the strict laws and religious prohibitions Saudi Arabia is a dry country which means that the sale, and consumption of alcohol are strictly prohibited 🇸🇦 ️ 🛒 🍹. Despite the availability of certain alcoholic beverages in certain parts of the country, only non-Muslims are allowed to possess it and even then, only in limited amounts . The Islamic religion also prohibits the consumption of alcohol and those that are caught in possession of it are punished severely. … .
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