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Saudi Arabia Ends Gender Segregation in Restaurants

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Restaurants in Saudi Arabia no longer requires one entrance for single men and another for women and families, as the Kingdom scraps its rules on separating between men and women at restaurants.

It is yet another attempt at easing the social restrictions and it’s a huge step indeed, seeing how sex segregation had been enforced for decades in public spaces.

In a tweet announcing the news on Sunday, the ministry of municipalities and rural affairs stated that it was eliminating several requirements for restaurants, including the need for ‘an entrance for bachelors and a separate entrance for families’.

However, It remains unclear whether a restriction on seating inside the restaurants will also be removed.

 

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6 Saudi Influencers You Need to Start Following

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The Kingdom has surely changed drastically over the past years, giving the chance for content creators to shine and follow in the promising steps of their country.

From fashion, lifestyle to fitness and traveling, here are the Saudi influencers you should keep on your radar, they are the content creators worth following!

Lama Alakeel

Lama Al-Akeel is a Jeddah-based beauty, fashion and lifestyle blogger, her success started at a very young age when she reached more than 400,000 followers at the age of twenty four! In the first glimpse of her timeline, you can really tell how she’s doing an impressive job working with the fashion industry’s top-notch designers and brands.

Rahma Moharrak

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After my epic swim in the Devil’s Pool, I asked the guides if they could help me find a good vantage point to view Victoria Falls. It’s 108m high at the center, and the power and majesty of the Falls is incredible. The more I explore it, the more I appreciate why it was originally called Mosi-oa-Tunya, "The Smoke That Thunders," in Lozi. Despite how beautiful everything was, by far the most beautiful thing was the kindness and hospitality of the Zambian people, including the staff from @royallivingstone_anantara. I cannot imagine experiencing this with anyone better! #shotoniphone11pro #zambia #travel #adventure #worldnomad #victoriafalls بعد السباحة الملحمية في ديفلز بول، سألت المرشدين إن كان بوسعهم مساعدتي في العثور على نقطة مراقبة جيدة لمشاهدة شلالات فيكتوريا. تُعدّ تلك الشلالات بارتفاعها البالغ 108 أمتار في الوسط، فضلًا عن قوتها ومهابتها أمرًا مذهلًا. وكلما استكشفتها، زاد تقديري لسبب تسميتها بالأصل موزي أو تونيا، "الدخان المرعد" في لوزي. على الرغم من مدى روعة كل شيء، كان أجمل شيء إلى حد ما هو لطف الشعب الزامبي وكرم ضيافته، بما في ذلك الموظفون في رويال ليفينجستون-أنانتارا royallivingstone_anantara@. لا أستطيع أن أتخيل هذه التجربة مع أي شخص أفضل.

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She is as she says ‘a graphic designer by trade. World nomad by passion.’ She is also the first Saudi woman to summit the highest peak in the seven continents. She has achieved a lot and at a very young age, she has been named Emirates Woman of the year 2016 and won international lays flavor contest in Brazil. She collaborated with prestigious brands including Nike, Coca Cola and Burberry.

Abdullah Jumah

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غزلان الرنة وإلا كلاب الهاسكي ؟ 🐕🦌 من المغامرات الثلجية الممتعة في منطقة لابلاند اكتشاف الغابات اللي تكسوها الثلوج على مزلاجات خشبية تجرها غزلان الرنة أو كلاب الهاسكي! . جرّبت الثنتين اليوم…أي وحدة حبيتوها أكثر؟ 😍 ❄️ . كلها جزء من زيارتي لمنتجع @kakslauttanen_arctic_resort في شمال فنلندا Reindeers VS Huskies 🦌🐕 Nothing like exploring #Lapland forests on reindeers or huskies sleds! Which one you liked the most from my today’s adventures? ❄️😍 . All part of my stay at the amazing @kakslauttanen_arctic_resort

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His timeline is pure travel goals for anyone who dreams of traveling the world and its technically everyone’s dream to do so! Jumah is Saudi Arabia’s leading travel author and a partner in mode studio. Talk about both career and lifestyle goals!

Amal Baatia

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All is better in Black 🌑

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This fitness maniac is a world pull-ups Championship 2019, an investment manager, a cross-fit coach and on top of all that, a mother of two! So, you practically have no excuse not to follow in her steps and start your healthy journey right now!
Her Amalbfitness Studio is located in Jeddah.

Arwa El Benawi

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IT’S LULU TIME! ✨ SHOT BY @holgamaniac

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Arwa Al Banawy was born in Saudi Arabia, spent years in Switzerland and is now based in Dubai. Her designs are known to have elaborate prints that are inspired from diverse sources that eventually make a one of a kind piece. The designer is currently one of the most known designers in the Middle East and has showcased her empowering designs in several arenas including Dubai’s Fashion Forward and Saudi’s Fashion Week, she has also dressed a number of international A-listers.

Tareq AlHarbi

 

AlHarbi is an award-winning Saudi-born comedian who is currently based in Dubai, with more than 8 million followers! The comedian is surely going places, making people laugh their hearts out.

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Women Will Represent 33% of the G20 Summit attendees in Riyadh

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Women will account for one third of the attendees of the Business 20 (B20) summit that will take place in November in Riyadh.

CEO and chairman of Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC) Yousef Al-Benyan said during an opening speech at the B20 Saudi Arabia inception that female contingency of the 640 delegates representing 20 countries is “the highest ever in all B20s.”

The B20 summit is part of the 15th annual G20 leaders’ summit which will be held for the very first time in Riyadh from November 21st till 22nd.

The event will shed the light on topics regarding gender equality in the hope of increasing the female employment in the business sector and in leadership roles as well.

“The aim of B20 in Saudi Arabia is to ensure that the voice of a global business is heard and addressed by the G20 leaders,” Al-Benyan said.

“To do this, we need B20 Saudi Arabia intended to be inclusive, impactable and for sure differentiative,” Al-Benyan added.

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Saudi Arabia Named Among Top Countries For Developing Economic Role of Women

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The Kingdom has been named as one of the world’s most transformative nations for enhancing and developing the economic role of women in the society.

According to the annual report “Women, Business, and the Law” that is conducted by the World’s Bank, it shows that the Kingdom comes among the top 190 countries for achievements done related to involving the female power in economic development and entrepreneurship.

According to the 2020 report, the Kingdom has scored 70.6 out of 100 for progress achieved in the integration of women into the labor market. These findings have placed Saudi Arabia as the top country among Gulf states, and second in the Arab world for meeting the criteria.

The study also shows the significant development that the Kingdom has achieved successfully in six indicators including mobility, workplace, marriage, childcare, entrepreneurship, and retirement.

“The number has increased sufficiently with rapid growth. I believe that inclusiveness and diversity are two key factors to any successful entity.” Wadha Bin Zarah, the women empowerment director at the Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), said.

“Among the G20 countries, Saudi Arabia has scored the highest growth in the participation of women in the workforce. Moreover, recruitment and human resources practices have never shown any discrimination against women when it comes to wages. One scale is used for all, and any benefits are calculated on merit, not sex.” She added.

This aligns with the 2030 vision of Saudi Arabia that aims at giving equal chances for women and pushing them into taking leadership roles.

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