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Saudi restaurants start tearing down gender segregation entrances

Diners and restaurants in Saudi Arabia have now started to remove gender segregation boards and doors for its customers, Arab News reported.
This move followed the new reform made by the Kingdom to end the requirements for males and women to have separate entrances—in its bid to make life easier for residents and tourists.
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According to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs, gender segregation is now optional.
Restaurants and coffee shops, including P.F. Chang’s and Starbucks, are now starting to take the new reform into effect—noting that they are now remodeling their outlets to remove the segregation entrances.
Many people have commended this new move by Saudi, with some saying the Kingdom is becoming more open in a big way. In the old policy, women are also not allowed to dine outside without a male guardian, or they will be turned away.
SEE ALSO: Women in Saudi Arabia now allowed to drive

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