Driving

Saudi ban on women drivers ends on Sunday

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday (June 24), ending the world's only ban on female motorists.

Overturning the decades-long ban is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.

Potentially thousands of female drivers are set to take the wheel on Sunday, a long-awaited rite of passage for women in the kingdom that many say could usher in a new era of social mobility.