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Saudi women attend sports event for first time Saudi Arabia: Women watch football match in stadium for first time
Ray Hunter | 14 January, 2018, 00:44

Apply for passports Travel overseas Get married Open a bank account Start certain businesses Get elective surgery Leave prison The recent reforms are part of a gradual process of modernisation under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is attempting to make the Kingdom more moderate.

The women entered the King Abdullah Stadium through a special gate, with female security guards wearing orange vests searching the visitors at the entrance.

The Saudi Arabian government also plans to allow women to drive, starting in June.

"Ittihad fans, male and female, are the support of this club, and success is not complete without them coming together to serve this historic entity", the club tweeted.

Saudi women attend sports event for first time
Saudi Women Attend, Cheer at Live Soccer Match for the First Time

Three Saudi Arabian stadiums - the King Abdullah Stadium, the King Fahd Stadium in Riyadh, and Prince Mohammed bin Fahd Stadium in Dammam - have been outfitted with special family sections for women to sit during matches.

"I am very proud to be a witness of this massive change". On Friday, Al-Ahli trounced Al-Batin 5-0 in the Premier League match, according to the Saudi Gazette.

However, strict guardianship laws are still in place, which forbid women from marrying without a male relative's content, traveling overseas and securing a passport. His reforms, which include allowing movie theaters to open in March after a more than 35-year ban, are also aimed at creating more jobs and increasing local spending on entertainment as the country faces several more years of budget deficit amid continued lower oil prices. The kingdom's stadium had not been built with women in mind, so modifications were made so that they could attend matches. The game marked the first time women were allowed to attend a major sporting event in the kingdom.

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