More driving schools dedicated to women in Saudi Arabia are set to open in the Kingdom in 2021.

Per Gulf News, local media has reported that new facilities allowing women to learn to drive will open across different regions in the Kingdom.

As well as this, even more female applicants will be given permission to enrol in male driving schools in Saudi Arabia. This will be facilitated with giving females their own time slots to learn to drive with female instructors.

At present, there are five driving schools dedicated to females learning to drive in the Kingdom in Dammam, Jeddah, Medina, Riyadh and Tabuk.

 

It’s another exciting move for women in the Kingdom. The changes are part of the many initiatives under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Vision 2030 scheme, an ambitious post-oil economic plan, which has a major focus on women’s rights in the Kingdom.

Just three months after he stepped into the role in 2017, the Crown Prince unveiled in a royal decree, women would be able to secure driving licenses from June 2018 and he has gone on to do much more.

Then, in March 2018, it was announced by the Ministry of Justice that women who are divorced in the country would be able to instantly retain custody of their children.

Under his plans, women are now also able to attend sports events in stadiums in three cities, female students in the Kingdom are now allowed to carry their phones while on campus and as of August 2019, women aged over 21 are now allowed to travel independently.

In the last few months alone, there have been many notable history-making moments and appointments in Saudi Arabia paving the way for women.

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