NEWS Saudi Arabian Airlines refuses to fly passengers exposing legs or arms

Saudia Airlines has warned passengers that it will refuse boarding to anyone it doesn’t consider has dressed appropriately.

The airline has issued a strict dress code that says which parts of male and female passengers’ bodies should be covered.

The national carrier of Saudi Arabia — a staunchly conservative country that doesn’t allow bare arms or legs on women or any men wearing shorts.

A message on its website that passengers must not be “clothed in a manner that would cause discomfort or offence to other passengers”.

According to Saudia Airlines, that offensive clothing includes: “Women exposing legs or arms, or wearing too thin or too tight clothes and men wearing shorts exposing legs.”