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Saudi gives its women first motorshow after granting the right to drive

Pink, orange and yellow balloons hung in the mall's showroom as women posed for photos and selfies in front of the cars

Reuters 

Women flocked to Le Mall in Jeddah on Thursday to check out the kingdom’s first car exhibition aimed at women, a few months after Saudi Arabia granted them the right to drive. Pink, orange and yellow balloons hung in the mall’s showroom as women posed for photos and selfies in front of the cars. One woman in the driver’s seat fixed her face cover. Another wrapped her turquoise-painted fingernails around the steering wheel, feeling it out. In a decree issued in September, King Salman ordered by June an end to the ban on women drivers, a conservative tradition ...

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 09:43 IST
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