The conservative kingdom of Saudi Arabia has now decided to allow women into stadiums for the first time from next year. This is seen as a welcome step towards equality of women. It may be recalled that a few weeks ago,women were allowed to drive.
The crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is making ambitious reforms that is literally shaking up the kingdom. To start with, three stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam were being prepared to accommodate families from early 2018. Last month,hundreds of women were allowed to enter a stadium used mostly for football to celebrate Saudi Arabia’s national day.