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Saudi Arabia rejects NEOM Tourism Head’s assertions on nickname, alcohol

Saudi Arabia rejected Andrew McEvoy’s assertions about special characteristic or nickname that those living in NEOM City will be associated with and about free flow of wine and alcohol.

In a strongly worded rebuttal of NEOM City’s Tourism Sector Head, Andrew McEvoy, Saudi Arabia Monday said the much hyped ultra-modern future city, will be governed by the Kingdom’s rules and regulations.

The Kingdom also rejected Andrew McEvoy’s assertions about special characteristic or nickname that those living in NEOM City will be associated with and about free flow of wine and alcohol.

"NEOM project will work within special economic zones that are subject to the sovereignty and economy of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in terms of security, defense and regulatory aspects”, Saudi Press Agency said citing official sources.

The extraordinary rebuttal came after McEvoy in an interview with The National newspaper claimed that people living in NEOM would not be referred as Saudis but would be called by the title "NEOMians".

Economic legislation specific to the project area will be developed to achieve the best concepts of governance of economic zones in the world, making NEOM one of the most important attractions globally, SPA quoted the source as saying.

Read the full story at ummid.com and Arab News