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Old Sep 29th 2021, 4:28 pm
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Hello, I’m living in Doha with my girlfriend (we met here) and might make a weekend trip (1 night stay) to Saudi. Are unmarried couples allowed to stay in the same hotel room?

This is an article from 2019 - not sure if it is still true?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49947515

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Originally Posted by christhomo
Hello, I’m living in Doha with my girlfriend (we met here) and might make a weekend trip (1 night stay) to Saudi. Are unmarried couples allowed to stay in the same hotel room?

This is an article from 2019 - not sure if it is still true?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49947515

Thank you
Big changes in Saudi, I didn't realise that this was possible. Also interested to know the answer.
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Big changes in Saudi, I didn't realise that this was possible. Also interested to know the answer.
Planning on taking a future Mrs. Weasel to Riyadh for a weekend getaway?
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Planning on taking a future Mrs. Weasel to Riyadh for a weekend getaway?
More like finding a Mrs. Weasel while there, god help me I'm considering an offer to go to KSA again.
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More like finding a Mrs. Weasel while there, god help me I'm considering an offer to go to KSA again.
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Originally Posted by christhomo
Hello, I’m living in Doha with my girlfriend (we met here) and might make a weekend trip (1 night stay) to Saudi. Are unmarried couples allowed to stay in the same hotel room?

This is an article from 2019 - not sure if it is still true?

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-49947515

Thank you
Why...would...you...go...to...Saudi?

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Default Re: Unmarried Couples Hotel Room Saudi

Was talking to a Saudi friend about this only last weekend. As long as you're both tourists it's okay.

I would add that in ten years of staying in hotels with my wife in Saudi, I've only had to show her ID a few times anyway. This may have been because the kids were with us though so we look like a family unit.
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The Law changed two years ago. You don't have to be a tourist or even an expat, It was in response to the high levels of divorce in KSA.
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The Law changed two years ago. You don't have to be a tourist or even an expat, It was in response to the high levels of divorce in KSA.
still one of my favourite news stories (obvs feel bad for the victims) https://www.emirates247.com/news/reg...09-09-1.289162
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still one of my favourite news stories (obvs feel bad for the victims) https://www.emirates247.com/news/reg...09-09-1.289162
Probably the reason so many are chasing the expats. My compound banned Saudi women three years ago in attempt to clean up its image.
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