Women in saudi arabia will be allowed to drive, the government announced on tuesday - ending their reign as the only nation in the world. Saudi arabia has reversed its long-standing and widely criticized ban against allowing women behind the wheel the kingdom's foreign. Women will be allowed to drive for the first time next summer in saudi arabia, the ultra-conservative kingdom announced tuesday, marking a. For the first time, saudi arabia will give women permission to drive motor vehicles state media reported on tuesday that king salman ordered. Riyadh (afp) - saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from june 24, the general department of traffic director general.
Saudi arabia has had no written ban on women driving, but saudi law requires citizens use a locally issued license while in the country. A middle eastern taxi app has signed up almost 1000 saudi women for training in anticipation of the ban on women driving being lifted later. Saudi arabia has not yet officially lifted its ban on women driving, but some have already started to take lessons. I learned to drive on the streets of karachi my instructor, per my father's insistence, was a woman every day she showed up in the special.
Saudi arabia's decision to overturn a ban on women driving could prove lucrative for carmakers like ford, which has launched a driving school. Saudi arabia was the only country in the world where a woman could go to jail for driving. The driving ban on women in saudi arabia has spurred a bevy of car-booking apps such as uber to launch in the past 18 months in the conservative kingdom.
So of all things, why can't saudi women drive saudi arabia's king abdullah promoted some reforms in the country in 2009, appointing a. Saudi arabia announced tuesday that it will allow women to drive for the first time in the ultra-conservative kingdom, ending a policy criticized. Saudi arabia allowing women to drive is about politics while the decree is seen as a step in the right direction, many believe it is pure.
Aziza yousef drives a car on a highway in riyadh, saudi arabia, on march 29, 2014, as part of a campaign to defy saudi arabia's ban on. From june this year, women in saudi arabia will be legally allowed to drive however, saudi women on twitter have been sharing images that. Saudi arabia announced on tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the.
Saudi arabia was the only country left in the world where women weren't allowed to drive - but that's set to change until now only men were. Saudi arabia's decision to end a driving ban for women is likely to save families billions of dollars, boost industries from car sales to insurance,. Last updated mar 7, 2018 8:48 am est jiddah, saudi arabia -- fatima salem giggles with hesitation when it's her turn to drive through a.
Uber and careem could see revenues decline when women are allowed to drive female passengers make up the majority of saudi arabia's. Saudi arabia announced on tuesday that it will allow women to drive, reversing a widely criticized ban that women's rights activists had long. All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been it is no secret that many women in the kingdom of saudi arabia. Washington ― saudi arabia is lifting its ban on women driving, officials said tuesday, prompting applause from progressive saudis,.