In a standalone Mc Donald’s restaurant, however, there are two completely segregated sections so the men on their own would not mingle at all with the women and men on the other side.
The usual reason given for banning them is that they allow for men and women to mingle unsupervised, leading to possible immoral actions outside the realm of marriage.
For this reason, many Saudis who live close to the island nation of Bahrain drive over there on weekends to watch movies and drink, since alcohol is also prohibited in Saudi Arabia.
In Saudi Arabia there are no specific statutes or laws to govern by.
The sole constitution that is used is the Quran, which all judges have to interpret conservatively.
Many actions that are considered illegal have no actual written laws to ban them – a lot of them are not even addressed in the Quran.
Some of these bans also occur in other countries, but this list is specifically about Saudi Arabia since I was born there and I grew up (along with millions of others) shackled by these laws.
In girls’ schools and universities, there are no gym classes or sports teams, and therefore there are no professional women’s teams.
Saudi Arabia faces a ban from the International Olympic Committee for never sending out any female delegates and the Saudi Olympic Committee was only able to find two girls, one of whom was born and raised and trained in the United States.
Furthermore, because Saudi Arabia contains the two holy mosques, it considers having any pork inside the country desecration.
Many other nations have similar laws restricting access to pork but they have never outright banned it, in order to accommodate their non-Muslim citizens and expats.
Any girl that shows up to school with a hint of red is barred from entry and is sent home to change whatever it is that is red.