A royal decree issued by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is finally allowing Saudi women to drive cars – File photo
CAIRO – 28 September 2017: Many activists in social network sites wonder whether cinema will be opened in Saudi Arabia soon after the Kingdom has announced on Tuesday that Saudi women will be allowed to have their driving licenses.
Many think that allowing women to drive is part of “Vision 2030” reforms announced by Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz in 2016, aimed at creating jobs and opening up Saudis’ lifestyles.
Consequently, many expect that Saudi Arabia will one day open cinemas and build a world-class opera house.
Most of Saudis, particularly who are under the age of 30, want from the government to implement changes set in “Vision 2030,” said chairman of the General Entertainment Authority (GEA) Ahmed Al-Khatib during a Reuters interview.
Al-Khatib noted that his goal is to create entertainment especially that most of Saudi are moderate.
The ban on cinema of Saudi Arabia is a complicated matter, yet the pace of changes occurring in Saudi Arabia is fast incomparable to the past.
Saudi Arabia has concluded in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom in February 2017 the first Saudi Arabia’s festival Comic-Con where young men and women crowded into the tent, mingling near stands for comics and video games.