No plans to legalize alcohol for tourists in Saudi Arabia 

No plans to legalize alcohol for tourists in Saudi Arabia 

June 15, 2022 0

What happened: Despite requests by foreign tourists to allow alcohol, the Saudi government has stated that they will not allow the tourists for alcohol in the country. The Assistant Minister of Tourism, Princess Haifa bint Mohammed said, “Saudi Arabia has no plans to legalize alcohol either at futuristic megacity Neom or in a bid to draw more visitors.” 

Details: While speaking at the World Economic Forum, the princess said, “Saudi Arabia has been doing well and has been attracting tourists regardless of the ban.” While replying to a question regarding the alcohol ban, she said, “The short answer is that we are going to continue with our current laws.” It is pertinent to mention that consumption, possession, or manufacturing of alcohol in the Saudi Kingdom is illegal and strictly prohibited. 

More: Princess Haifa bint Mohammed stated, “Saudi Arabia has been very transparent on where it stands on everything, we were very clear and we even heard it from our head of state on where we stand on serving alcohol.” 

Rana Abdullah Hammad
Rana Abdullah Hammad
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