Saudi police arrest Egyptian for having breakfast with female coworker


Saudi Police arrested an Egyptian hotel worker on Sunday following an online video of his breakfast with a female Saudi coworker in the hotel’s reception area in Jeddah.

The Saudi Public Prosecution stated that “Residents in the kingdom must commit to the orders, values, customs and feelings of the Saudi community.”

The footage shared on social media show the pair eating breakfast together, waving and smiling, with the woman feeding the man directly at one point.

Official spokesperson of Ministry of Labor Khaled Aba Khalel said that the inspection team working for the labor office in Jeddah detained the Egyptian, named Bahaa, for violations such as working in a profession restricted to Saudis.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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