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Yalla, let’s catch a movie and a bite in SaudiMENA

Yalla, let’s catch a movie and a bite in Saudi

Is Saudi ready to wave goodbye to COVID-19 restrictions? Well, kind of! As of yesterday, the Saudi Ministry of Interior lifted restrictions on movie theaters, restaurants, and other indoor entertainment centers, with the exception of certain procedures.

The government is still limiting social gatherings to no more than 20 people and will be increasing the number of inspections over the next few weeks to ensure that individuals and businesses are adhering to precautionary measures.

Still, great news for gym fanatics! Leejam Sports Company (LEEJAM), owner of MENA’s largest sports and fitness club Fitness Time, will open its doors again — no more excuses for not getting that summer body ready!

why it matters
Saudi Arabia's decision to ease restrictions is an indication that the country is being proactive in reopening the economy and returning to normalcy. Perhaps other governments in MENA will soon follow suit.