Saudi Arabia finally lets women hit the road and drive

26 Jun
The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty QuarterOn Sunday, women finally took to Saudi Arabia’s roadways for the first time, marking a major step toward gender equality in the conservative middle eastern country. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the powerful royal described as both liberalizer and authoritarian, has been pushing a series of reforms to modernize the Arab state. It was...

Saudi women warned against driving before ban is lifted

12 Oct
The Range Rover Sport takes on Saudi Arabia's Empty QuarterNearly a decade and a half ago, Queen Elizabeth II took the late Saudi King Abdullah for a spin in her royal Land Rover. Just this week, Riyadh police issued a warning to all women in Saudi Arabia that they cannot yet legally drive, despite royal decree just last month that the long-standing ban on female drivers will be lifted next year. The new...

Saudi Arabia to let women drive

26 Sep
Illustration for the #Women2Drive campaign in Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that, beginning next summer, it will undo a longstanding ban that had prevented women from driving cars. A decree issued by Saudi Arabia's King Salman was announced simultaneously on state-run television in Saudi Arabia and at a media event in Washington, D.C., The New York Times reports. Women will be allowed to...