Saudi: Private sector staff must wear traditional dress

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Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, emir of Makkah and adviser to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, issued directives that young Saudi citizens who are employed with the private sector in the region must wear Saudi dresses while women employees should wear dresses.

He also ordered that a working team comprising representatives of the emirate, branches of the Ministry of Labor and Social Development and Ministry of Commerce and Investment should follow up continuously on the implementation of the decision especially in commercial markets in all governorates across the province.

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Sultan Al-Dosary, spokesman of the emirate, said that the emir’s directive came after his inspection tour of a market in Taif earlier during which he met two Saudi young men working in shops in the market and wearing clothes different from the Saudi dress.

When he asked them why they wear this type of clothing they replied that it was in accordance with the instructions of the company with which they are working. “The emir then constituted a committee to carry out studies about the reasons why companies were forcing Saudis to wear non-Saudi dresses. The emir’s directive came in line with the recommendations of the committee,” he said.

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Meanwhile, Prince Khaled launched the three-day ‘Meethaq’ initiative organized as part of the Makkah Cultural Forum.

Sheikh Abdurahman Al-Sudais, head of the Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques, also attended the function.


Source Credit: Saudi Gazette


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