Saudi women visiting neighboring countries to take driving lessons

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Travel agencies in Jeddah have received requests from women seeking tour packages to neighboring countries with the sole purpose of taking driving lessons. Women want to try their hands at the wheel before joining driving schools in Saudi Arabia, Al-Watan Arabic newspaper reported on Wednesday. Travel agencies have customized tour packages costing around $1000 per person. The package includes tickets, accommodation, and driving lessons by professional trainers for five days for two hours a day. ...

First Saudi spokeswoman: Status of Saudi women will continue to evolve

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s decree on granting driving licenses for women has received much praise in the kingdom, as it not only grants women more freedom of mobility, but is also expected to have a positive impact on a social and economic level. In her first exclusive interview, newly appointed spokesperson for the Saudi embassy in Washington, Fatimah Baeshen, spoke about the royal decree with Al Arabiya English, stating that the status of Saudi women has been evolving over the years and shall ...

Saudi artist celebrates triumph of women driving through unique artwork

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Saudi visual artist Sakna al-Tarmoukh agreed with five other artists a year ago to hold an art exhibition with the message calling to permit Saudi women to drive cars, but it was rejected. Tarmoukh however kept the paints and showcased them on the day the royal decree was announced. Through art, Tarmoukh wanted to represent women as the main focus in life, expressing with her paintings the feelings of Saudi women. She told Al Arabiya about her beginning with the expressive painting: “Since ...

How are we doing?

How are we doing?

Name Name *
Email Email *
Country Country
Message Message *
Maximum 550 words allowed