That is, at least when compared to a lovely parcel of oil wonderland named Saudi Arabia where women can not even show their faces in public.
At one point the woman - who can not be identified as her face is covered by a niqab - feeds the man a piece of food.
Government regulations instruct that workplaces should ensure a separate setting for both female and males employees. In the 30-second video posted on Twitter, the man jokes about eating breakfast together with nobody else there.
"The labour ministry arrested an expatriate in Jeddah after he appeared in an offensive video", the labour ministry said in a statement.
They are not allowed to carry out most activities without being accompanied by their male guardians, usually a father or husband, but possibly a brother or a son.
The hotel owner was also summoned by authorities for "for failing to adhere to spatial controls for employing women", a labour ministry statement said.
Some even said the woman should have been arrested too.
Saudi Arabia has for decades imposed strict social rules, including bans on alcohol, music and mixing of unrelated men and women.
"The woman should be punished first because she represents the morals of the women of the Kingdom".
But not everyone agreed, with Hammoud Alduhayian saying that "developing jobs for Saudi women among foreigners is considered an explicit breakdown of customs, traditions, and values".
After Bahaa posted the video to Twitter, it went viral in Saudi Arabia with the hashtag "Egyptian having breakfast with a Saudi woman", with many expressing outrage, Middle East Eye reported. "As for the offensive man, he should leave on the next airplane", another user wrote. In Saudi Arabia, according to the law, inside eateries be it hotels or workplaces, families and single men have to different places. "Some people still living in the past".