Saudi Arabia is the epicenter of Islam, as it is the location where the religion originated. Many Muslims around the world flock to Saudi Arabia in order to visit the holiest cities there. It is also a powerhouse when it comes to military power as well as economic power in the Middle East. How much do you know about this fascinating country?
Up until 2018, women were not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia. It had nothing to do with the actual driving, but strict religious law forbade women from getting a driver’s license as well as using a car. In June 2018, this law was overturned and ushered in a new era of women’s rights in the country.
Women are quite limited here still, and despite the advancement in driving rights, women are still not allowed to travel on their own or open up a bank account. Additionally, they are not allowed to go to school or work without getting permission from their male guardians first.