Saudi authorities probe Halal nightclub opening in Jeddah

Saudi Arabia opens halal nightclub in Jeddah. [Photo: Internet]
Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority (GEA) on Thursday denied it had given the green light for the opening of a nightclub in the coastal city of Jeddah.

In a statement posted on its official Twitter account, the GEA announced the opening of an immediate investigation into videos circulating online that were purportedly showing the interior of the venue.

“According to information provided to the GEA, the event (Project X) is in violation of the legal procedures and regulations in force, and has not been authorised by the body,” the statement said.

The GEA had “originally issued a licence for another event”, it added. “Its contractor then took advantage of an extension of that licence to commit these serious and unacceptable violations.”

Earlier, a number of regional media outlets had reported that the first “halal nightclub” was set to open on Thursday on the waterfront of Jeddah.

The venue was reportedly a branch of the White brand, which also has clubs in Dubai and Beirut.

The views expressed in Op-Ed pieces are those of the author and do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of Libyan Express.
How to submit an Op-Ed: Libyan Express accepts opinion articles on a wide range of topics. Submissions may be sent to Please include ‘Op-Ed’ in the subject line.
You might also like

Submit a Correction

For: Saudi authorities probe Halal nightclub opening in Jeddah

Your suggestion have been successfully submitted

There was an error while trying to send your request. Please try again.

Libyan Express will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing.