Friday, January 25, 2019

Women Working in Al Ula, Saudi Arabia

I'm so happy when I see Saudi women working here in Saudi Arabia.  After all, it wasn't that long ago when Saudi women were restricted from working in fields other than education and medicine.

On a recent visit to Al Ula for the Winter at Tantora Festival, I saw many Saudi women actually holding jobs working outdoors in the tourism sector at the historic site of Madein Saleh, known as the Petra of Saudi Arabia.  My friend Laura of the amazing blog Blue Abaya has written a fabulous comprehensive guide and history of Madain Saleh with lots of fantastic photos - CLICK HERE to access it.

Women were also working at the front desk of the Shaden Resort where I stayed - a very cool new concept that features residential tents for guests that have all the comforts of home.

Women joining the work force is one big change that has happened here in Saudi Arabia in the past few years, along with women driving since last June, which has enabled more women to work more easily.

Not only am I happy to see them working, they too are happy to be working!
To read more about my experience at the Winter at Tantora Festival in Al Ula, CLICK HERE.


William Kendall said...

The peace sign makes me smile.

Susie of Arabia said...

Me too, William!

Gaelyn said...

So different from when you first moved to SA. I am happy to see these changes.

Susie of Arabia said...

The changes are happening really fast. It's pretty amazing. And Saudi Arabia has opened up for tourism. Think about coming!!!