A popular restaurant in Adliya has been closed by authorities after a woman wearing hijab was allegedly denied entry to the facility.
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority (BTEA) said it has launched a probe into the issue after a video showing one of the staff blocking a hijabi woman from entering the facility went viral on social media.
The BTEA asked all tourism outlets to comply with regulations and avoid enforcing policies that violate the laws of the Kingdom.
The BTEA rejects all actions that discriminate against people, especially regarding their national identity, it said in a statement. The authority added that it is pursuing legal actions.
It further called on the public to report such incidents to the authority through National Complaints and Suggestion system Tawasul or by calling the Consumer Protection Centre on 17007003.
Meanwhile, in a statement posted on social media, the restaurant management apologized for the mistake committed by one of the staff, which brought disgrace to the organization. “We have suspended the duty manager based on our investigation,” the restaurant said.