WATCH: How Saudi women will attend their first league match in Jeddah

Thursday, 11 January 2018

For the first time on January 12 the King Abdullah Sport City stadium will open its doors for Saudi women to attend the Saudi professional League game scheduled between Al Ahli club of Jeddah and al- Batin. Images released on Twitter show the preparations ahead of the league game on Friday where signage was placed showing the women’s entrance and even including a women’s smoking section. A special section has been assigned for women who smoke according to the images released. The ...

Princess Reema calls for Saudi women to head sports federations

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Saudi Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud won Arab Sports Personality Award, on Wednesday, at the 9th Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award ceremony held in Dubai. Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award is the biggest award of its kind in the world and one of the entities under the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. Princess Reema said that she wants to see more women take up top positions in Saudi Arabian sports federation and inspire the ...

Saudi Arabia allows women to drive motorcycles and trucks

Saturday, 16 December 2017

The Saudi General Department of Traffic (GDT) announced, on Friday that women will be allowed to drive trucks once the required conditions and guidelines have been met; now in force for males only. Saudi women will also be allowed to drive motorcycles as per the royal decree announced in September, which comes into effect in June 2018. There would be no discrimination against women's cars with plates and special numbers, the vehicles will be subjected to the same rules currently stated in the ...

VIDEO: Saudi women directors excited about cinema coming to the kingdom

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Saudi women film directors expressed their excitement over the announcement that cinema is finally coming to Saudi Arabia. Saudi women filmmakers Hajar al-Naim and Hanaa Saleh al-Fassi spoke to Al Arabiya at Dubai International Film Festival about how the decision reflects the new open-to-the-world approach Saudi Arabia is embracing. “We are changing because we are open to other cultures and perspectives,” said al-Naim. The Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information stated, on Monday, ...

A magical performance by Lebanese singer Hiba Tawaji wows Riyadh audience

Thursday, 7 December 2017

On Wednesday evening, King Fahad Cultural Center in Riyadh was bursting with amazing tunes and positive vibes where Lebanese artist Hiba Tawaji graced the stage, giving a goosebump-worthy performance. Several videos captured on social media showed how passionately Tawaji sang and how engaged her Saudi audience was. The concert was strictly for women which made it all the more intimate and breathtaking for everyone in attendance of the performance of the Lebanese artist. In between songs, ...

Saudi Arabia’s Princess Reema wins Arab Sports Personality Award

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan, President of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports, has won the Arab Sports Personality Award at the 9th edition of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award.The award was given to her for her role played in the empowerment of women in the region through her spirit of entrepreneurship and philanthropy.Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Tolerance, has been named the UAE Sports Personality of the Year for his contribution ...

70,000 jobs awaiting Saudi women in four sectors

Monday, 20 November 2017

Saudi Arabia is planning to open up four major sectors to employ women, a senior official said here on Sunday. Abdullah Al-Harbi, a senior executive at the Job Creation and Employment Commission (JCEC), said the Commission is planning to integrate women in marketing and advertising which may offer 10,000 jobs by 2030 in addition to 11,000 jobs in accounting, 20,000 in pharmacies and 29,000 jobs in computer programing. Speaking at the 10th Jeddah Human Resource Forum, Omar Al-Batati, Governor of ...

Saudi female entrepreneur wins global innovation prize

Sunday, 19 November 2017

A Saudi entrepreneur from the petrochemical industry, Ghazael Aldossary, won the Merit Prize at Shell LiveWIRE’s ‘Top Ten Innovators’ global competition which highlights and rewards LiveWIRE businesses that demonstrate excellence in innovation.Through Ghazael’s company, Oriental Promises Trading, she connects large manufacturers to waste materials which can be repurposed for their needs, reducing the volume of industrial waste going to landfills.Specializing in the ...

Saudi Arabia holds first women’s basketball tournament

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

The Jeddah Women's Championship organized the first women's basketball tournament in Saudi Arabia, which was held in Al Jawhara Stadium.A team from the University of Science and Technology in Jeddah won the competition in the presence of more than 3,000 women, among them gymnasts and boxers. In an interview with Al, Dina Arif, the owner a breast cancer awareness initiative, organized the event in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the General Authority for Sport to raise ...

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