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Saudi Arabia to lift driving ban on women from June 24

RIYADH: Saudi women will be allowed to start driving in the kingdom from June 24, the General Department of Traffic Director General Mohammed al-Bassami said on Tuesday. "All the requirements for women in the kingdom to start driving have been established," Bassami was quoted as saying in a statement released by the government. In September 2017, a royal decree announced the end of a decades-long ban on women driving -- the only one of its kind in the world. Women 18 years of age and older will be allowed to apply for a…

Saudi king to launch ‘entertainment city’

RIYADH: Saudi King Salman will launch the construction of an "entertainment city" near Riyadh Wednesday, authorities said, part of a series of multi-billion dollar projects as the kingdom seeks to diversity its oil-reliant economy. The 334-square kilometre project in Qiddiya, southwest of Riyadh, would rival Walt Disney and include high-end theme parks, motor sport facilities and a safari park, officials say. The facility highlights a "relentless effort to develop giga-projects that will help achieve many direct and…

Saudis unveil plan to build ‘entertainment city’

MANAMA: Saudi Arabia has unveiled plan to build largest entertainment, cultural and sports city in Al Qidiya, southwest of the Saudi capital Riyadh. The plan was unveiled by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Bin Abdul Aziz, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Investment Fund. The city, the first of its kind in the world, will be built over an area of 334 square kilometres. It will also have a major safari area. Prince Mohammad said that this city will become a prominent cultural…