Saudi Arabia Has Allowed Women To Drive

by Dhruv Maniar
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For the first time in the Kingdom’s history, Saudi Arabian women are now legally allowed to drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia from Sunday 24th June 2018.

What Is It 

The 32-year-old Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman, made the move to uplift the ban on driving for women in Saudi Arabia that has been going on since forever. The end of the driving ban will allow more flexibility for Saudi women to join the workforce. The uplifting of the ban gets Saudi Arabia in line with the rest of the world. Hiring women is one of the important aspects of Saudi Arabian vision which is called the Vision 2030 by the Crown Prince.

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What Else?

Uber and Careem have also embraced the decision made by the government and are helping more Saudi women to drive and take up jobs. Uber has come up with a “Greenlight Hub” that will allow women in Saudi to register and get trained to become new drivers.

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