By Innovation-sa on April 26, 2018 in News

The emir of Makkah and advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal, issued a ministerial decree that Saudi citizens, both men, and women, employed in the private sector in all governorates across the province must wear traditional Saudi attire at workplaces.

He also assigned the Ministry of Labor and Social Development, the Ministry of Commerce and Investment and representatives of the emirate to continuously check if the new decision is effectively implemented in the region, especially in shops and commercial centers.

The ruling came after the emir’s inspection team noticed two Saudi men working in shops in Taif dressed in clothes different from the traditional Saudi attire due to dress code implemented by their company, explained Sulthan Al-Dosary, spokesman of the emirate, regarding the emir’s directive.

“The emir then constituted a committee to carry out studies about the reasons why companies were forcing Saudis to wear non-Saudi dresses. The emir’s directive came in line with the recommendations of the committee,” he added.