[PHOTOS] Saudi Arabia Allows Women To Drive Legally For The First Time Ever

History has been made in Saudi Arabia as women took to the roads legally today for the first time in the kingdom’s history.  The announcement to lift the decades-old ban on women driving was made back in September 2017.

Mona Al-Fares, a dentist was one of the first women to drive in the country was in her car before midnight, waiting for the ban to lift before setting off through the streets of Jeddah with her husband and children.

The lift of the driving ban will liberate many women from the constraints of needing to hire a male driver to travel even small distances, allowing many more to join the workforce, grow their own businesses and explore the kingdom.