Time to shake it, Habibi! According to The Citizens, Saudi Arabia just opened their first ever ‘halal’ nightclub called White, in the city of Jeddah.
When nightclubs are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is alcohol, blasting music and intense partying. But what makes this halal nightclub different? Apparently, it’s practically the same, just minus the alcohol.
The White nightclub made its debut yesterday (13 June) by opening with RnB singer, Ne-Yo. White operates from 10pm to 3am and only those above the age of 18 are allowed in. Apart from non-alcoholic drinks, it wouldn’t be an Arabic party if there’s no shisha and hookah.. which is exactly what you’ll find here.
It is believed that opening up more entertainment cafes and restaurants is somewhat a part of the 2030 reform vows promised by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The plan calls for opening the Saudi kingdom to the world.
Hence why Saudi Arabia recently allowed women to drive and lifted the ban on cinemas and artistic festivals.
Saudi Arabia is one of the most conservative countries in the world, and is home to the two holiest mosques in Islam, so when news broke about this halal nightclub, it definitely caused a stir. Who would’ve thought we’d be associating hardcore partying with religion, unless on a negative note.
Some Twitter users, however, broke the party on social media with the hashtag #JeddahDisco. Different reactions can be seen including mockery, surprise, and controversy, as well as anger.
Here’s a glimpse of what the halal nightclub looks like, maybe you can drop by on your next Umrah trip (LOL):
— خالد (@5loodzh) June 11, 2019
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