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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 Arabiya.net, 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 ...

This young Saudi woman offers to teach women to drive ‘for free'

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Behind the steering wheel of her own car, the Saudi young woman, Noura al-Dosari, is driving around in the residential compound she lives in in the eastern city of Dhahran, as her daily routine. Dosari learned how to drive since 2010, in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and she was encouraged by her family. She has an international driving license. After Saudi Arabia allowed women to drive, Dosari launched a voluntary initiative to teach women to drive cars. Much more than just allowing women to drive ...

A new era: Women allowed in Saudi stadiums

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The decision that the Saudi sports authority has taken to allow women and families to enter football stadiums is one of the most important bold and commended steps the Saudi government has taken recently. Before this decision there was another drastic changed that echoed loudly and there’s no exaggeration in that. I meant the ruling to allow women to drive. As was expected, and this is not unusual, there are those who are resisting these changes on the pretext of religion, socio-cultural ...

Mashari Althaydi

Only Saudi Women will be entitled to run females’ supplies stores in the Kingdom

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Only Saudi women will be entitled to run females' clothing stores across all regions of Saudi Arabia, following implementation of the third phase of a government decision to feminize such outlets starting from Saturday. The third stage of feminization comes as continuation of the first and second phases launched by the Ministry of Labor and Social Development during the past years, according to a statement on Saudi Press Agency. “Feminization is to include selling of women's perfumes, ...

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