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Old Sep 26th 2017, 8:15 pm   #1
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just read that KSA have announced that they will finally allow females to drive next year.

big changes happened over last few years...

when do they get brunches with alcohol?
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 8:24 pm   #2
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Where did you read that?
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Old Sep 26th 2017, 8:27 pm   #3
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It just came up on the BBC News app.
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/26/world/middleeast/saudi-arabia-women-drive.html

Are Saudis ready for my wife though?
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Oh goodness, maybe great for western women but I wouldn't trust the locals. It was bad enough in Bahrain with the local women causing accidents.

In fact, Saudi is one of those place where I was relieved as a woman to not have to drive - its insanity over there.
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Old Sep 27th 2017, 5:46 am   #6
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when do they get brunches with alcohol?
Wait and see.
Big moves being made.
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Old Sep 27th 2017, 6:33 am   #7
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Haha one of my Arab colleagues suggested it was the 'Trump' effect
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Old Sep 27th 2017, 6:52 am   #8
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It's brilliant news for KSA. Will totally shake it up in a very positive way. Congratulations to them. I understand that there are still lots of rules around it (only daylight hours basically) but still great for the economy and the region.

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I heard that Saudi never banned women from driving as such, they just refused to give women licenses.

Anyway, welcome to the 1930s KSA

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Will they still need to be chaperoned for driving?
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But who will employ the 1m + Indian and Pakistani family drivers??
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apparently not....and they will also not require permission from their male counter parts to take lessons and apply for the license.
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One GMC, dad, wives plus kids blocking the entrance to the mall now becomes......
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