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Saudi Arabia answers to the dreams of young girls

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The art of ballet is a very demanding art form, one that acquires flexibility and high strength. And now Saudi Arabia is allowing the young to discover the beauty of this art with all its physical and mental benefits. iBallerina, a Jeddah based studio, opened its door to receiving future ballerinas.

The founder of iBallerina Sera Mcknass says the studio aims to shape future ballerinas into becoming effective members of the society; through adapting them to a healthy and classy lifestyle.

With the rising popularity of Ballet in Saudi Arabia, the art is now attracting more than young girls. Even though ballerinas have to start at a young age in order to improve their flexibility and strength. Young adults still aspires to twirl as well, seeing that they were denied the opportunity as kids.

It’s wonderful to see the kingdom realizing the potential of young girls, and how they are now helping them become stronger and more graceful women.

Ballet is now taking part in most of the gyms as well as in city’s international schools, and we hope to see parents encourage and sign up their girls to take on such an art that will help them express themselves.

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Saudi Students Can Now Study Abroad Without a Permit From their Guardians

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Saudi students can now travel abroad to study overseas without a need of a permit from their guardians, this includes students under the age of 21.

All the students need to travel is a proof of their scholarship from the Ministry of Education, Saudi Arabia’s General Directorate of Passports announced on Monday

This clarification comes after a number of reforms have been announced in a royal decree last month, first giving the right for every Saudi citizen to obtain a passport, for Saudi women to travel without permission from a male guardian and now this.

The royal decree has been certainly welcomed and found to be a huge step towards attaining the 2030 vision, that ensures a better quality of life for citizens.

 

 

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Saudi Arabia’s First Female Crane Operators Get their permits

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State news agency SPA reported on Tuesday that King Abdul Aziz Port (KAP) has given female crane operators their operating permits, making them Saudi Arabia’s very first females to take on such a job.

The female operators will work on the remote controlled cranes which are used in light of KAP’s attempt of introducing new technologies at its container terminals in all departments, the terminal is also the first of its kind to be operated by the International Ports Services Ltd (IPS).

KAP, supervised by the Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI), handled 23 million tons of cargo in July – marking an 11.15% increase in comparison to the same time last year.

 

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Saudi Arabia Lifts Travel Restrictions on Women

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Saudi women no longer require a permission from a “male guardian” to travel or obtain a passport and can now travel independently, a royal decree signed by King Salman bin Abdulaziz indicated,

The decree, which was issued three days ago, clearly states that women like any other individual have the right of obtaining a passport, and that a guardian’s approval will only be needed for minors.

The statement of the decree is written in a gender-neutral way and doesn’t in any way put restrictions to a specific segment.

Here’s how some of the prominent Saudi figures reacted to the change, and their thoughts about it that was shared on twitter.

Also hailing the changes is of course Saudi ambassador to the US Reema bint Bandar Al Saud.

Ever since the Saudi Vision 2030 was launched and the Saudi authorities have been addressing the flaws in the system that stand against women living their lives freely and securely.

Such a step is considered to be yet another major change, that follows the issuing of driving licenses to women, and the inclusion of women in the consultative council.

 

 

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