How the Saudi Women Can Drive poll was conducted

Updated 14 October 2017
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How the Saudi Women Can Drive poll was conducted

As part of the continued partnership between YouGov and Arab News to research attitudes within and about the Arab world, YouGov conducted an opinion poll among Saudi nationals about their views of the decision to allow women to drive in the Kingdom. 
Topics were designed to capture a range of views, including the current level of familiarity with the decision, initial reactions to it, reasons for agreeing or disagreeing with the move, the impact of women driving, reasons for women wanting or not wanting to drive in KSA, and their car-purchase intentions. 
The survey was conducted using an online interview administered among members of the YouGov Plc panel of close to 728,500+ individuals across the MENA region who have agreed to take part in surveys. 
An email was sent to panelists selected at random from the base sample, inviting them to take part in the survey and providing a link to the survey. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov. 
The total sample size was 503 Saudi nationals who reside in the Kingdom. Fieldwork was undertaken between Oct. 1-4, 2017. 
The sample was representative of the urban adult Saudi population in terms of gender, age and city of residence. The overall margin of error is 4.38 percent, which is under the admissible level.
The questionnaire included a total of 21 close-ended questions. The effective number of questions applicable per respondent groups were, however, different as they were filtered mainly based on gender. 
There was an even gender split among respondents, with 50 percent males and 50 percent females. Eight in 10 of the sample group fell between the ages of 20 and 39. 
The sample included residents of Riyadh (26 percent), Jeddah (19 percent) Dammam (9 percent) and other cities in Saudi Arabia.

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Bait Mubarak offers Formula E fans an authentic Arabian experience

Updated 33 min 56 sec ago
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Bait Mubarak offers Formula E fans an authentic Arabian experience

  • Locals and foreign visitors alike are treated to Saudi cuisine, while shisha is also on offer
  • In an Arabian setting, a performer takes to the stage and sings traditional Saudi songs with Oud accompaniment

RIYADH: Formula E, concerts by headline musical acts and an outdoor shisha cafe all make for entertaining times in the capital city of the Kingdom.

Twinkling fairy lights lead to Bait Mubarak, a restaurant with a large traditional Najdi building made out of mud and a beautiful outdoor cafe that gives Formula E fans an authentic Arabian experience while attending the international event.

Outdoor seating in the traditional Najdi style covers a medium-sized area that can accommodate up to 50 guests. Locals and foreign visitors alike are treated to Saudi cuisine, while shisha is also on offer.

In an Arabian setting, a performer takes to the stage and sings traditional Saudi songs with Oud accompaniment, as people chat and enjoy the idyllic ambience.

Mild weather makes for ideal outdoor conditions for enjoying music, food and a relaxing atmosphere.