Complex Made Simple

Saudi Arabia closes down 43 abaya shops in Riyadh

The Saudi labour ministry has announced 43 abaya shops have been closed down in north and east Riyadh for allegedly failing to recruit Saudi women as saleswomen and cashiers, Arab News has reported. "We have closed the shops as they failed to employ Saudi women as instructed by the law," said a ministry official. The shops had been given two weeks to correct their status, the official added.