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Saudi Women in Driver's Seat As World's Last Ban on Female Drivers Lifted

On Sunday (June 24) Saudi women celebrated being allowed to drive on the roads of Saudi Arabia. Last September, King Salman decreed an end to the world's only ban on women drivers, maintained for decades by Saudi Arabia's deeply conservative Muslim establishment.

indiwo | Reuters | June 26, 2018, 12:39 pm
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 Zuhoor Assiri drives her car in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Zuhoor Assiri drives her car in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi woman celebrates with her friends as she drives her car in Al Khobar. (Image: Reuters)
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A Saudi woman celebrates with her friends as she drives her car in Al Khobar. (Image: Reuters)

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 Dr Samira al-Ghamdi, a practicing psychologist, drives her car out in her neighborhood while going to work, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Dr Samira al-Ghamdi, a practicing psychologist, drives her car out in her neighborhood while going to work, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Majdooleen, who is among the first Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, drives her car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Majdooleen, who is among the first Saudi women allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, drives her car in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A Saudi woman celebrates as she drives her car in her neighborhood, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A Saudi woman celebrates as she drives her car in her neighborhood, in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Saudi women celebrate after they drove their cars in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Saudi women celebrate after they drove their cars in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Zuhoor Assiri drives her car in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Zuhoor Assiri drives her car in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Bahraini Nouf Al Maloud hugs Saudi Zahoor Assiri as they arrive in east Saudi in their cars to promote and congratulate Saudi women on the lifting of the driving ban in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Bahraini Nouf Al Maloud hugs Saudi Zahoor Assiri as they arrive in east Saudi in their cars to promote and congratulate Saudi women on the lifting of the driving ban in Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainee Maria al-Faraj practices how to adjust a tire during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainee Maria al-Faraj practices how to adjust a tire during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainee Amira Abdulgader practices with a screen in front of her during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainee Amira Abdulgader practices with a screen in front of her during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainees Maria al-Faraj and Amira Abdelgader check oil level in the engine with their driving instructor during a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainees Maria al-Faraj and Amira Abdelgader check oil level in the engine with their driving instructor during a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A driving instructor teaches road signs to trainee Amira Abdulgader during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A driving instructor teaches road signs to trainee Amira Abdulgader during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A driving instructor teaches trainee Maria al-Faraj during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A driving instructor teaches trainee Maria al-Faraj during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainee Amira Abdelgader gets into a car for her driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainee Amira Abdelgader gets into a car for her driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainees attend a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainees attend a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 An illustration is seen on a wall at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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An illustration is seen on a wall at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A driving instructor teaches road signs at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A driving instructor teaches road signs at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A driving instructor teaches trainee Maria al-Faraj during a driving lesson on a 3D screen at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A driving instructor teaches trainee Maria al-Faraj during a driving lesson on a 3D screen at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Driving instructor Ahlam al-Somali reads instructions before getting ready to drive with trainee Maria al-Faraj at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Driving instructor Ahlam al-Somali reads instructions before getting ready to drive with trainee Maria al-Faraj at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainee Maria al-Faraj adjusts a mirror during a driving lesson with instructor Ahlam al-Somali at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainee Maria al-Faraj adjusts a mirror during a driving lesson with instructor Ahlam al-Somali at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Trainee Maria al-Faraj stops the car at a stop sign during a driving lesson with her instructor at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Trainee Maria al-Faraj stops the car at a stop sign during a driving lesson with her instructor at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A driving instructor explains seat bells to trainees Amira Abdulgader and Maria Al-Faraj at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A driving instructor explains seat bells to trainees Amira Abdulgader and Maria Al-Faraj at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 Driving instructor Ahlam al-Somali arrives at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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Driving instructor Ahlam al-Somali arrives at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

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 A driving instructor arrives at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)
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A driving instructor arrives at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. (Image: Reuters)

  • First Published: June 25, 2018, 5:48 pm

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