Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Saudi women attend a football match

Saudi women attend a football match

Saudi Arabia will allow women older than 24 to visit the country without a male guardian as part of a new policy to promote tourism in the kingdom.

Soccer is very popular in Saudi Arabia, with many fans of worldwide and local leagues, but female enthusiasts long had to content themselves with watching their favorite teams on television.

He made that clear last September by allowing women to attend a Riyadh-based stadium last September to celebrate the country's national day.

Saudi Arabia is hosting its first women-only auto show.

The supportive stances of Saudi Arabia greatly helped Bahrain in maintaining security and stability in the Kingdom, said Interior Minister Lieutenant-General Shaikh Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa yesterday. In September, women were allowed into the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh for the first time to witness the 87th anniversary celebrations of the country's foundation.

Saudi sports clubs have recently been targeting women through social media and advertising campaigns in order to drive up female attendance at the upcoming matches.

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The country's unique ban on women drivers has been rejected by female activists for decades, some of whom were jailed for taking to the roads.

Women tourists below that age will still need to be accompanied by a family member, a Saudi tourism official told the Arab News daily. Stadiums will also have separate cafes and prayer rooms for women.

Al-Ahli will be trying to close the gap at the top of the Saudi Premier League behind Al-Hilal with a win over Al Batin but more attention will be paid to the make-up of those in the crowd.

The exhibition was held in the less conservative port city of Jeddah and focused on fuel-efficient cars.

The event is using the slogan "drive and shop", which is intended as a play on words in Arabic.

It may be one of the hottest nations on earth but cultural shifts in Saudi Arabia traditionally come at a glacial pace. However to achieve this, he must grow non-oil industries and increase domestic spending, for which he much include female Saudi citizens more and more into public life.

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