Saudi Arabia‘s King Salman has issued a decree allowing women to drive for the first time, the Saudi Press Agency reported. “The royal decree will implement the provisions of traffic regulations, including the issuance of driving licences for men and women alike,” the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
But to buy the car they will still need their husband’s permission since a Saudi woman cannot open a bank account without it.
Here there are other 5 things Saudi women can’t do (USA Today):
1. Women are not allowed to travel without the permission of a male guardian — usually their father or husband.
2. They are not allowed to “dress for beauty” and must cover their hair and bodies in public under the law.
3. Women are required to limit the amount of time spent with men to whom they are not related.
4. Women cannot eat freely in public. They must eat under their face veil.
5. Women must limit physical closeness with other men and be segregated from the opposite sex in most offices, banks and universities.