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Bahrain will attempt to break the world record for the largest ever women-only car parade this year. 250 women are expected to take part in the event, which will be held on October 19 at Bahrain International Circuit.


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The event is being organised by Yalla Banat (meaning let’s go daughters! In Arabic), an organisation which empowers female drivers in the region, and supports female led initiatives across the Arab world.

All the cars at the event will be customised by their drivers, for the Women’s Motor Show competition and the first female member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, Aseel Al Hamad will be on site taking part too.

There will also be a round table discussion with key female CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners from across the region. There will be plenty of activities on hand for all the family too, with test driving, food trucks a kids’ zone and art expo all at the event.

“The energy and potential of the women across this wonderfully diverse region is delivering remarkable results today and building strong momentum day by day.  I am personally excited and confident about the future for women, but also for the future of the region as a whole”, said Martyna Al-Qassab, the founder and managing director of Yalla Banat.

It’s been a great year for female drivers in the region, with the growing prominence of the Arabian Gazelles, the region’s women-only supercar club and the legalisation of driving for women in Saudi Arabia.

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