History was made in 2018, when women in Saudi Arabia were permitted to drive for the first time since 1957.
As the world watched female motorists across the Kingdom celebrate, a less visible set of women also quietly stepped out of the shadows and revved up their engines. “Women were interested in motorbikes, but they couldn’tride openly in Saudi Arabia,”said Zahra AbuAli, founder of social media group Saudi Women Riders and co-founder of The Litas Khobar, a Saudi chapter of the international all-female motorcycle group The Litas.
The Litas Dubai currently features 10 women from Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Palestine, Morocco, Russia and the UAE. The group includes police officers, doctors, artists, engineers, management professionals and mothers.
The Women Riders World Relay (WRWR) is one of the largest global motorcycle events for female riders.Set to take place in Dubai in 2020, the WRWR is one of the largest global motorcycle events for female riders, created to raise awareness of women across all spheres of motorcycling. The UAE and Oman are the only Middle Eastern states included in the tour of 80 countries, with Dubai marked as the final destination.
“This event is for women’s empowerment because models who pose on bikes are not actual lady bikers”.
Note: Above excerpts have been taken from an article published in https://www.msn.com/en-ae/news/other/a-middle-east-bikers-club-hits-the-road-for-womens-empowerment/ar-AAHgx8X