First Saudi woman vet details experience, treating various kinds of animals

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The first Saudi woman vet, Dr. Noor Ezzat Fatairji, believes that the veterinary profession is the basis for supporting and preserving livestock, noting that there are many efforts exerted by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, as well as animal rights activists in Saudi Arabia. She told Al Arabiya that "Livestock does not involve just pets, it extends to farm animals, parks, wildlife and fungi. “We need to strengthen awareness efforts in all relevant sectors, both ...

Saudi woman millionaire asks TV anchor for a husband to have a child with

Thursday, 8 February 2018

A Saudi woman millionaire called a TV anchor expressing her wish to marry and have a child, as per a post shared on Saudi News 50 twitter account. The Thursday post which created a buzz was shared on twitter with the hashtag #millionaire_looking_for_husband in Arabic. The woman called Hessa said in her phone call that her father was a stingy man who died before giving her hand in marriage and that she inherited millions. She added that she was focusing on work and her father used to tell her ...

WATCH: How Saudi women interacted with the first mixed public sporting event

Saturday, 13 January 2018

Women in black abayas and fluorescent orange vests stood at the gates at King Abdullah Stadium, welcoming people into the family section that, for the first time in Saudi Arabia, allowed women to attend a men's soccer match. As the two teams al-Ahli and al-Batin faced each other in the city of Jeddah, women showed up to their first public sporting event in the Kingdom to support the sides with their spouses, children and friends. The General Sports Authority announced in October that stadiums ...

Meet the first woman to work at a petrol station in Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

When Mervat Bukhari decided to become the first Saudi woman to run a gas station in Saudi Arabia, she thought of adding a feminine touch to the station to make it one of a kind. Bukhari confirmed to Al Arabiya that she aspires to make of her work location “the best digital gas station in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, with its high performance, highest standards of quality and cleanliness”. The purpose of the station is to provide a live model on the ground for fuel stations and ...

Director of Saud Islamic University: Decision to allow woman to drive ‘wise’

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

The director of the Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University and member of the Supreme Scholars' Council, Dr. Sulaiman bin Abdullah Aba al-Khail, confirmed that the royal decree granting driving license for women in the kingdom was “wise, correct, conciliatory and positive.” He said that it is based on legitimate reasoning, adding: “This royal decree was formed after careful consideration of various facts, studying documents, figures and social and economic matters.” ...

Remembering Najat al-Husseini, the first woman to ever work at Saudi Aramco

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

While Saudi Arabia celebrates its 87th national day, we pay tribute to one of its worthy figures; the late Najat al-Husseini who was the first Saudi woman to work for Aramco as a health professional. Najat established the health education rules for residents of the Eastern Province at the time, 53 years ago, when her father, Ibrahim al-Husseini, submitted to King Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud a request asking him to give permission for his daughter to work in the company. Najat’s brother ...

Saudi female artist dreams of becoming the Arab Madame Tussauds

Friday, 4 August 2017

Noura Gowharji, the hospital management student, did not expect the piece of clay that she was molding with her hands would one day ignite the passion for sculpting within her. This Saudi artist turned her hobby into a professional one when she created the character Gedo Sarhan in the kids’ series “Baba Farhan" in 2015. She cried of joy when she saw her first model completed and admired by those around her. "I am a realist sculptor. I am trying to develop myself through ...

Experts seek greater role for Arab women in oil industry

Monday, 8 September 2014

Challenges to bridging the gender gap were addressed during this year’s first panel discussion on “Women in Industry”

Woman beats joblessness with catering business

Sunday, 24 August 2014

A Saudi young woman has set an example of perseverance and persistence when she decided to take things in her own hands

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