This is a country that remains devout in its faith but wears its religion lightly. There is even a brewery and alcohol is sold widely in supermarkets for tourists. Of the remaining 10% there is a population of Christians and a mixture of localised traditional religions. Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country in which Islamic law is strictly enforced.
Transport policy does not always fit with these demands, for instance imposing parking restrictions during Friday prayers for Muslims, or poor public transport provision on Sundays for Christians. The Hindu law books ban taking voyages by sea or visiting lands beyond India, based on the belief that certain daily rituals cannot be performed while travelling. Jain monks and nuns are required to walk everywhere as the only pure means of travel, while Jewish traditions prohibit travel on the Sabbath. These restrictions can sometimes have a social or gendered dimension. Greatdays offer … Read More