‘My driver sisters:’ New traffic signs in Saudi Arabia address women drivers

For the first time, traffic signs in Saudi Arabia now address women drivers. (Courtesy: Sabq)
Updated 20 June 2018

‘My driver sisters:’ New traffic signs in Saudi Arabia address women drivers

CAIRO: Saudi social media users were widely sharing pictures of redesigned traffic signs that address both men and women drivers, according to Sabq news site.

The signs carried messages that read: “My brother driver,  My sister driver, abiding by traffic regulations protects your own life and the lives of others from danger.”

The traffic signs grabbed wide attention because they are for the first time directed at drivers from both genders. 

In September 2017, Saudi King Salman issued a historic decree that lifted a driving ban on women.

June 24 of this year has been set for the implementation of this reform, to meet all requirements for women to begin driving, Director General Mohammed al-Bassami of the General Department of Traffic said on Tuesday. 


First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

Updated 18 August 2019

First pilgrims leave under Eyab initiative

  • Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries

Saudi Minister of Transport and Chairman of the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA), Dr. Nabeel Al-Amoudi, oversaw the departure of the first 

group of pilgrims under the Eyab initiative on Saturday together with GACA President Abdulhadi bin Ahmed Al-Mansouri.

Eyab seeks to improve services provided to pilgrims, with the authority aiming to enrich pilgrims’ experience at the Kingdom’s airports. It is expected to benefit 30,000 pilgrims during this year’s Hajj season.

Al-Amoudi toured the exhibition dedicated to welcome Eyab’s beneficiaries, inspected the services available and received a briefing from the initiative’s officials.

GACA started an experimental implementation of Eyab this year, aimed at pilgrims returning to Indonesia, India and Malaysia through Jeddah’s King Abdul Aziz International Airport and Madinah’s Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz Airport.