Saudi women walk with their luggage at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam. Photo: Reuters

Saudi women grapple with new-found freedom to travel on their own

  • For decades, women have needed permission from a male relative to marry, obtain a passport, exit prison or leave the conservative Islamic kingdom
  • But extensive amendments to the country’s travel, labour and civil status law have gone a long way to dismantling its so-called guardianship system
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Saudi women walk with their luggage at King Fahd International Airport in Dammam. Photo: Reuters
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