SAUDI ARABIA - Starbucks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia recently banned women from entering their coffee shops. People on social media have been sharing several photos that appear to be taped to the front door of the business. The sign reads, “Please no entrance for ladies.”
Starbucks in Saudi Arabia adheres to the local customs by providing separate entrances for families as well as single people. All our stores provide equal amenities, service, menu, and seating to men, women and families. We are working as quickly as possible as we refurbish our Jarir store, so that we may again welcome all customers in accordance with local customs.