Six years after Yasmeen Al-Maimani obtained her aviation licence from the Saudi Civil Aviation authority, she finally hot appointed as the first female pilot in commercial airlines in Saudi Arabia.
Al-Maimani got her qualifications in Jordan and then spent 300 hours of flying practice in the US where she exchanged her American license with a Saudi one in 2013.
Following this, Al-Maimani waited for a very long time with no return in the professional world and just last week the Saudi Arabian airline Nesma Airways granted the female aviator the permit, marking a major milestone in aviation history.
Al-Maimani posted a photo of herself in action on Instagram, expressing her gratitude and enthusiasm for achieving her dream.
She posted a photo of herself in the cockpit and quoted the picture saying, “thank God, I achieved my dream today. Released as First Officer.”
Saudi’s princess and ambassador to the United States Reema bint Bandar Al Saud tweeted the news on Friday.
Saudi female pilot becomes first to head official flight in the kingdom https://t.co/I1xdUK3UqN
— Reema Bandar Al-Saud (@rbalsaud) June 14, 2019
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Saudi Rania Nashar Makes it to Forbes’ List of The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women”
The Kingdom’s own Rania Nashar has made it to Forbes’ annual list of “The World’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women” and we can’t help but feel so much pride!
Nashar was ranked the 99th in the list that includes prominent names such as Angela Merkel, Kamaala Harris, Melinda Gates, Rihanna, & many other global female trailblazers.
Nashar is the first female to hold the position of CEO CEO of Saudi commercial bank, Samba Financial Group. She also made it to this ranking through her tremendous efforts in implementing changes that empower women of Saudi Arabia, all of which comes as part of the 2030 Vision.
Nashar has exceeded 20 years of experience in the field of commercial banking and has been inspiring young Saudi women to take on the challenge as well and break the glass ceiling and for that, we congratulate her.
This Saudi Landmark Just Won a Prestigious Award for Its Innovative Architectural Design
The King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC) has received the American Concrete Institute (ACI) award for concrete construction excellence.
The building, which is designed by Zahra Hadid Architects (ZHA), is one of the most well-known landmarks in Riyadh. It’s known for its unique architectural design.
The structure features an hexagonal honeycomb structure which stands out with hexagonal cell openings providing shade from the harsh sun. “ZHA projects have always been unique and creative in an unprecedented, nontraditional way. There’s no other structure like it in the entire world,” Saudi architect Mokhtar Al Shoaibi told Arab News.
The building is made of extremely complex steel, said Saudi architect Mukhtar Al-Shoaibi.