WATCH: The journey Saudi women have taken to get behind the wheel

The licenses will be issued for all eligible drivers or those who wish to replace their foreign licenses. (Screenshot)

Saudi Arabia’s General Department of Traffic on Twitter department shared moments of joy as several woman were seen receiving their licenses in a video.

The video also showed female students at the Princess Nora University's driving school in Riyadh, as well as other learning centers in Jeddah, Dammam and Tabuk.

The General Department of Traffic said on Saturday that licenses for female drivers will continue to be issued by driving schools and traffic centers until Thursday, before official departments break for Eid holiday.

The licenses will be issued for all eligible drivers or those who wish to replace their foreign licenses.

Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24.

In September 2017, a royal decree announced the end of a decades-long ban on women driving. Women 18 years of age and older are allowed to apply for a driver’s license
 

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:52 - GMT 06:52
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