Fans were taken by surprise when Neymar Jr. made his unexpected move to Al-Hilal in a staggering $418 million deal. This move marks a significant change in Neymar’s career as he leaves Europe for the first time since joining Barcelona in 2013. However, this move has not only affected Neymar’s professional life but also brought about significant changes in his personal life.

This is the case, particularly involving his girlfriend, Bruna Biancardi, who is currently pregnant. Shortly after the deal was announced, Neymar and Biancardi traveled to Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, to settle in and embark on this new chapter of their lives. However, it is essential to highlight that Saudi Arabia has certain rules and regulations that all residents, including foreigners, must adhere to.

Neymar and Bruna Biancardi will have to follow these rules


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There are many rules that the couple must be careful not to break, as it could lead to legal trouble. One such rule relates to public displays of affection. In Saudi Arabia, kissing, hugging, and direct eye contact in public places are not encouraged. This means that Neymar and Biancardi must refrain from showing affection publicly. Given the cultural sensitivities, it is vital for them to exercise caution in their conduct.

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Another rule that Bruna, in particular, must be aware of is the requirement for women to cover most of their bodies, especially their shoulders and knees. The model recently shared her new dressing style in Saudi Arabia on her Instagram, where she showed the need to dress modestly to adhere to local customs.

Also, the consumption of alcoholic beverages is considered a serious offense and is strictly prohibited in most settings. Additionally, it is important to mention that some establishments in Saudi Arabia have separate areas designated for men and do not allow unaccompanied women. Neymar and Bruna may face difficulties navigating these spaces if they are not accompanied by appropriate escorts.

Furthermore, in Saudi Arabia publicly professing a non-Islamic religion is not permitted. Both Neymar and Bruna are Christians and will have to limit their religious activities to the privacy of their homes. Also, it is essential for the couple to observe local traditions, such as Ramadan, which holds great religious significance. Throughout this period, smoking, alcohol consumption, and public eating are strictly forbidden. While these are the rules the couple will have to look out for, they have been exempt from one major rule.

The couple allowed the same leeway as Cristiano Ronaldo


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According to regulations in Saudi Arabia, unmarried couples are not allowed to live together. However, there have been exceptions made for high-profile individuals like Neymar and Bruna Biancardi. Despite not being married, they have been granted permission by Middle Eastern authorities to live together.

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Interestingly, they are not the only cases as Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, are also given similar exemptions. It is possible that their star power and influence in the Saudi Pro League played a role in these exceptions. Nevertheless, they still need to be cautious and abide by other rules to avoid any legal complications.


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