King Abdul Aziz University and traffic police to open joint women’s driving school

A Saudi woman talks during a training session for new female drivers, in Khobar City, in this October 10, 2017 photo. (AFP)
Updated 09 November 2017
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King Abdul Aziz University and traffic police to open joint women’s driving school

RIYADH: The General Department of Traffic and King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) in Jeddah on Wednesday agreed to establish a women-only vehicle driving school on the KAU campus.

The school is set to provide driving lessons in accordance with international standards and the royal decree allowing women to drive starting 10/10/1439 H.

This came during a meeting between the rector of KAU, Abdul Rahman Al-Youbi, and the director of the General Department of Traffic, Brig. Gen. Mohammad Al-Bassami, at the university.


Saudi Arabian Airlines marks national day with special offers 

Updated 24 September 2018
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Saudi Arabian Airlines marks national day with special offers 

  • The airline has cut fares of domestic flights to and from 27 airports across the Kingdom to mark Saudi National Day

JEDDAH: The Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) marked the Kingdom’s 88th National Day with a series of events consisting of various activities and services to commemorate the occasion.

Under the slogan, “Set off to the future,” the national carrier’s administrative headquarters has been lit in green to resemble the Saudi flag, along with a picture of King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman shown on the entire building, and the logo of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030. 

The airline has cut fares of domestic flights to and from 27 airports across the Kingdom to mark the occasion, starting 88 saudi riyals on one-destination economy tickets. It also said that reduced ticket sales for domestic flights will be made available on all sales channels on Sept 22-23, for bookings on traveling dates that fall between Oct. 7 until Dec. 20 of this year. 

In addition, the airline allowed its passengers to add additional 2,309 miles on their mileage membership for every domestic flight on Sept. 23. It also offered unlimited internet service to passengers on all its flights for free on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week.

Meanwhile, Saudia Holidays has offered a 28% discount on flights and hotel bookings. 

Passengers on Saudia flights had the chance to watch a special video produced by Saudi men and woman to mark the occasion, as well as those at arrival and departure halls, and landmark sites across the Kingdom. 

Souvenirs themed with the national day were also handed out to passengers. 

And because the airline is the Saudi national football team’s official sponsor, Saudia has designed content for electronic screens inside stadiums to commemorate the National Day.