Women are not permitted to carry out physical education and sports, which is believed to be reserved solely for men.Saudi Arabia has an active music industry but you won’t hear any music played in malls, department stores, and grocery stores.
A lone man or a group of guys will not be allowed to enter the mall unless a woman is with them.
Some restaurants are even divided into two sections, one for the singles and the other for families.
Education or medical fields are the most common fields that permit women employees.
Although, more recently, women have begun working as store clerks in department stores or checkout counters.
Private gyms accepting women have been closed down and schools for girls have removed gym classes or physical education activities.
When the International Olympic Committee tried to ban and remove Saudi Arabia from the competitions because they did not send any female competitors, the Saudi Olympic Committee sent an Arab girl, born, raised, and trained in the United States.With this in mind, many Saudis who live close to the island of Bahrain drive to the island on weekends to enjoy a movie or even an alcohol spree.Males and females are not allowed to mingle at malls or restaurants, unless they are family.Regardless of employment, however, companies require women to cover their faces throughout all working hours.Non-Muslims are not allowed to worship their own God in public and there is not a single non-Muslim place of worship in the whole country.Flower shops and gift shops are not allowed to sell roses or heart-shaped novelties either.