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Saudi Arabia is set to permit the sale of alcohol to non-Muslim diplomats, marking a significant shift from its long-standing prohibition. The decision, outlined in a new regulatory framework,

aims to counter illicit alcohol trade while granting non-Muslim diplomats access to specified quotas. The sales will take place in a Riyadh store located in the Diplomatic Quarter, enforcing restrictions through the Diplo App and monthly quotas.

The move aligns with broader social reforms initiated under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030, although strict rules and penalties for alcohol consumption remain in place for the general population. Photo by Chris huh, Wikimedia commons.