Finally, Women In Saudi Arabia Are Allowed To Drive (Photos)

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At the stroke of midnight on June 24th, women in Saudi Arabia took to the streets to drive for the very first time after decades-long ban on female drivers that had previously relegated them to the backseat.Saudi Arabia’s ban on female drivers was officially lifted this week and the women marked the momentous occasion by driving their way into history. Police officers along the roads handed out flowers to women drivers who, giddy with delight, shouted, laughed and captured the iconic moment on camera

News organisations from around the world flocked to Riyadh and Jeddah to document the moment that came after years of campaigning – Saudi Arabia was the last country in the world to lift the ban on women driving. Overnight, the few women in the kingdom who had licences ready were propelled to celebrity status.

 

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