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In conjunction with International Women's Day, Princess Nourah University launches today a pilot program to train women on driving skills

Today, Princess Nourah Bint Abdulrahman University launched the pilot training program where 60 women will be trained to drive. This comes after the completion of the training of the first batch of driving instructors who underwent intensive, structured training and passed standardized tests to be qualified as professional driving instructors. Her excellency Dr. Huda AlAmeel, the rector of Princess Nourah Bint University, stated today that the university initiated this pioneer project immediately after the issuance of the royal decree stipulating the adoption of the provisions of the Traffic Law and its executive regulations, including issuing driving licenses for both males and females. Accordingly, the university signed an agreement with the General Department of Traffic to obtain a license establish the school. Following this agreement, the university entered into a partnership with Emirates Driving Institute, which is one of the best specialized institutes in teaching driving in the region. Thus far, 150 driving instructors have completed their training and another 150 are currently being training. Furthermore, the university is getting ready to start the full operational stage in which any female who wishes to learn to drive, confirming that since the announcement of the start of registration, the number of would-be learners reached 54,126.
The rector of Princess Nourah University also revealed today that the school is the first and only school in the Riyadh area to train women to drive. She also stressed that the university took this initiative to fully participate in preparing the women in Saudi Arabia to benefit from the royal decree and also to utilize the advanced facilities available at Princess Nourah University, which makes it an ideal place to host the first driving school in Riyadh. She concluded by affirming that Saudi women live in a golden age in which they find the full and continuous support of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman and his Crown Prince, His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which puts pressure on all of us to rise up to the responsibility of fulfilling the goals of our country's Vision 2030.

Driving Instructors Needed! The Saudi Driving School is hiring driving instructors who satisfy the following requirements:

Driving Instructors Needed! The Saudi Driving School is hiring driving instructors who satisfy the following requirements:

  • Has a high school diploma or higher.
  • Age between 25 and 40 years old.
  • Has a valid driver's license.
  • With at least 3 years driving experience.
  • Must be medically fit.
  • Has no prior convictions.
  • Priority is for Saudis and applicants who are certified trainers (TOT).
Please include the following documents in your application:
  • A copy of your valid national ID (for Saudis) or your Iqama (for non-Saudis).
  • A copy of your valid driver's license.
  • A Medical Report.
  • A copy of your latest degree diploma.
  • If you are a certified trainer, please provide a copy of your TOT certificate.
  • Your CV.
If you are interested in becoming one of the first driving instructors in Saudi Arabia, please apply through this link Click Here or email us at If you have any questions, please contact us on the same email or through one of the following phone numbers: 8242365- 8242366

Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University Signs an Agreement with the General Department of Traffic to Establish a Driving School

Princess Nourah University has signed an agreement today, Thursday, 23rd of November, 2017 with the General Department of Traffic. This agreement allows the university to establish a female driving school. The Rector of Princess Nourah University, her Excellency Dr. Huda Mohammad AlAmeel, signed this agreement on behalf of the university, while Brigadier-General Mohammad Abdullah AlBassami signed on behalf of the General Department of Traffic. This historic agreement enables Princess Nourah University to establish a state-of-the-art driving school that teaches both the theoretical and the practical aspects of driving a vehicle.
This school also aims to spread the culture of safe driving among the applicants and in the local community. To achieve this goal, the school will work closely with different sectors from the government to ensure an excellent learning experience for the trainees and subsequently, highly skilled drivers. On this occasion, the rector of Princess Nourah University has issued a statement that reaffirmed the strong commitment that the university feels towards the empowerment of women in this country and also its firm support for the historic royal decree that allowed the women in Saudi Arabia to drive.
The Rector also reiterated the commitment of the university in playing a role in fulfilling Vision 2030 that aligns directly with today's agreement. Along with Vision 2030, this agreement also aligns directly with the strategic goals of Princess Nourah University, which prides itself in empowering women, serving families, and supporting the community.

Her Excellency the Rector of Princess Nourah University's Statement on the Occasion of the Royal Decree Allowing Women to Drive

This royal decree of applying traffic regulations on both women and men equally, consequently allowing women to drive, is a historic decree and a significant moment that comes as a part of the social, economic, and developmental progress that was outlined in the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030. History will always remember the role that King Salman and the Crown Prince have played in issuing this decisive decree, as it did for King Saud and Crown Prince Faisal before them with the royal decree allowing the establishment of schools for girls. And as this old decree had a huge positive effect on this country, not just for women - but also for the society as a whole, it is expected that this royal decree allowing women to drive would cause a similar effect that would enable females to fully participate in building the economy and supporting the society, which would consequently benefit the whole society. With this affirmative decision, King Salman shows the world that Saudi Arabia is moving forward with promising steps to building a sustainable economy and a brighter prospect for future generations.
This decision is part of many other decisions outlined in Vision 2030 that are aimed to sustain the country's future. Of these decisions, many support the intellectual, economic, and social empowerment of women to increase the role they play in building the economy. This royal decree is expected to have a positive social and economic impact that would fundamentally change the lives of women to the better. It removes the transportation obstacle that, in the past, might have affected women's attainment of education and their participation in the society.
On behalf of myself and my colleagues at Princess Nourah University, I would like to deeply thank our King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and our trusted crown prince, Mohammad bin Salman, on their continuous support for women and their endless efforts in empowering them in all aspects of their lives. May God bless our country and our leaders, and continue to bestow upon us the blessings of peace and prosperity.

Princess Nourah University Prepares to Establish a Driving School

After the historic royal decree allowing the women in Saudi Arabia to drive, Princess Nourah University is working to establish a driving school for women in collaboration with official related entities. This decision to build a women's driving school showcases the role that Princess Nourah University plays in realizing Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030. And it also fulfills Princess Nourah University's vision in supporting and empowering women in all walks of life and with all aspects of social and economic development. Since Princess Nourah University is the largest women's university in the world, with a campus area of about 8 square kilometers, it could comfortably house the driving school on campus.