Khaled rambles technology, tea/coffee, consumer rights and other interest from Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2010

Only in Saudi Arabia: No singles allowed in this hotel

Filed under: General — Tags: , — Khaled A. @ 4:55 pm

Something interesting from Mövenpick Al Nawras in the fine city of Jeddah. This sign has been found on the Internet:

Translation: Single men absolutely cannot rent a room, no exceptions allowed. Families can rent a room only with an original family card (دفتر العائلة) no photocopies allowed. These are instructions from the Saudi MOI.

Apparently someone misused the services of the Mövenpick resort, so everyone else have to pay the price ;). But they should exclude all single men, not just us Saudis. I am sure single expatriate men won’t have this problem because that sign is in Arabic only. Also Mövenpick Al Nawras should have mentioned this on their website as well just to be fair.

Guess I can’t go unless I get married or borrow my father’s family card ;). If you know the cause for that policy then please share it!