Egyptian veiled women banned from Amr Diab concert

The reason given by the company organizing the December 25 concert was that alcohol will be served at the event. (AFP)

Egyptian star Amr Diab has been sending shockwaves across the country after organizers of his upcoming Christmas concert announced they were banning veiled women from attending.

The reason given by the company organizing the December 25 concert was that alcohol will be served at the event.

A member of AlArabiya.net contacted several hotline numbers advertised by the concert organizers posing as a concert-goer to enquire about the ban. An organizer confirmed the strict dress code of formal wear and the ban on veiled women because of the presence of alcohol.

Al Arabiya English reported extensively on the plight of veiled Egyptian women in public spaces after many said they were turned away from resorts because of their hijabs last summer.

عمرو دياب في احدى حفلاته السابقة

عمرو دياب في احدى حفلاته السابقة

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:50 - GMT 06:50
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