Saudi Arabia, more than a petrol kingdom

By Zhan Qianhui and Wang Mengzhen | | 2017-03-16 06:38

Customs: Saudi Arabian dress follows strictly the principles of hijab (the Islamic principle of modesty, especially in dress). Women are required to wear an abaya or modest clothing in public. Sex segregation is also expected in public, keeping wives, sisters and daughters from contact with strange men. However, women's status in the gulf states has risen in recent years.

Saudi Arabia, more than a petrol kingdom

A Saudi woman films using her mobile during the first ever Comic-Con event in the coastal City of Jeddah, on Feb 16, 2017. [Photo/VCG]

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