"THERE IS NO NIGHTLIFE WAS WE..." Riyadh Nightlife Tip by FRANKV

Riyadh Nightlife: 13 reviews and 13 photos

THERE IS NO NIGHTLIFE WAS WE KNOW IT IN THE WEST. ALCOHOL IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED IN THE KINGDOM. THERE ARE MANY GOOD HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS WITH THE PROVISO THAT SINGLE MEN AND WOMEN CANNOT BE IN THE AREA. MOST ARE SEGREGATED INTO AN AREA FOR MALES AND A FAMILY SECTION FOR FAMILIES ONLY, BUT EVEN HERE FAMILY GROUPS TEND TO PREFER SITTING BEHIND SCREENS OR SEPERATE ENCLOSURES. MOST SAUDIS PREFER TO SHOP IN THE EVENING WITH A VISIT TO THE RESTAURANT AS LATE AS 11.30PM SAY.
A UNIQUE QUALITY ABOUT NIGHTLIFE SUCH AS IT IS IS THAT THE CITY RESTAURANTS AND SHOPPING AREAS ARE LIT UP WITH MANY LIGHTS. THERE IS NO VISIBLE CRIME AND THE STREETS ARE SAFE AND YOU WILL SEE SAUDI FAMILIES PICKNICKING IN THE MOST UNUSUAL PLACES AT NIGHT.

Dress Code: STRICTLY CONSERVATIVE. WOMEN MUST BE COVERED SO AS NOT TO EXPOSE ARMS OR LEGS AND THE RELIGIOUS POLICE INSIST THAT THEY WEAR A HEAD SCARF TO COVER THEIR HAIR, PARTICULARLY IN THE MARKET AREAS WHERE THE LOCALS SHOP.THE COUNTRY IS AFTER ALL STRICTLY FUNDAMENTAL MUSLIM. PHOTOGRAPHY IS PROHIBITED UNLESS A SPECIAL PERMIT IS OBTAINED.

Theme: Family Spot

Review Helpfulness: 1.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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