A model is wanted in Saudi Arabia after she was filmed walking through a small town in a short skirt – defying the country’s strict dress code laws.
The model, named only as ‘Khulood’, shared a video on Snapchat walking through the heritage village of Ushaiqer dressed in a short skirt, black crop top and sneakers.
Foreign and local women in Saudi Arabia are expected to wear ‘conservative’ loose-fitting cloaks known as abayas.
Most also cover their hair and face with a black veil, though exceptions are made for visiting dignitaries.
Saudi authorities saw the video and issued an order for the model’s arrest, according to the Okaz newspaper.
The video shows the Saudi woman walking around an empty historic fort in Ushaiager, a village north of the capital, Riyadh, in the desert region of Najd, where many of Saudi Arabia’s most conservative tribes and families are from.
The woman’s outfit sparked outrage among social media users, some of whom called for her to be arrested.
One person tweeted: ‘People who don’t respect the kingdom’s rules, don’t deserve to live in it.’
Another said: ‘What she did doesn’t fall under ‘personal freedom’. It’s clear that she wanted to provoke people and go against the country’s social rules and norms. She must be punished for this.’
Ibrahim al-Munayif, a Saudi writer with more than 41,000 followers on Twitter, wrote on his official account that allowing people to disobey the law leads to chaos.
“Just like we call on people to respect the laws of countries they travel to, people must also respect the laws of this country,” he wrote.