Sunday, April 16, 2006

What's On The Menu In Saudi Arabia?

Unrelated men and women can not dine together in Saudi restaurants or even be able to see each other. They must be separated by screens. There are no waitresses, only waiters, and they must not serve women directly. Or smile. Or use hair gel. No TV with music videos is allowed. And the restaurants must all shut down five times each day for prayers, thirty minutes each prayer session.

It's all enforced by the muttawa, the religious police, who make up the rules as they go and can arrest anyone on a whim.

Bon appetit.


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