'MABROOK ALL YOU SAUDI SISTERS' CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS REJOICE OVER KING'S DECREE TO ALLOW WOMEN TO DRIVE

Citizens and residents living in Saudi Arabia expressed overwhelming support and joy over the King Salman’s decree to allow women to drive.

The royal order, which was issued on Tuesday, is expected to take effect in June 2018. Government ministries and departments have been given 30 days to develop policies and procedures that would pave the way for women to become licensed drivers…

The image of a Barbie doll, still in her hot pink packaging, dressed in a black abaya and niqab and wearing white automobile door frames as wings were also making the rounds. The image was first posted by Instagram user @kz_art. The artist’s bio says, “my work is a reflection of the change we wish to see in our society.”

The Jeddah-based designer Nasiba Hafiz posted the Amal Barbie image on Instagram along with the words: “Meet Amal. Amal is an art work by @kz_art she is an example of proof of positive thinking and the power of manifestation! Amal is hope in Arabic and she had wings made out of car doors. Amal NOW is allowed to drive BABYYYYY!!! Congrats to all the powerful and amazing Saudi women out there who really wanted and dreamt of this so long! I know already which car I’m getting! Do YOU???? Need the license first though.”

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