CDP Theme Day: Public Transportation


Since women are not permitted to drive in Saudi Arabia, transportation is always an issue. Many Saudi families that can afford to hire a full-time live-in driver from another country to drive the women of the family around. The women of families that cannot afford to do this must rely on male family members or take taxi cabs, many of which smell like cigarettes or Indian cuisine. The only other form of public transportation is not available for women to use, and that would be busses (I couldn’t tell you what these smell like as I have never been inside one). These busses are used by poorer foreign workers to get to and from work. I don’t believe there are many Saudi men who would ever use these busses.

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City Daily Photo is an online group of photo bloggers who post photos of their cities so we can all be armchair travelers and learn about other places in the world. The first day of each month is City Daily Photo’s Theme Day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to CDP Theme Day: Public Transportation

  1. Lynette says:

    Great Theme Day post. Mine is up on November 1 at Portland Oregon Daily Photo; it’s a photo that I took on the Portland, Oregon, MAX Light Rail last Saturday.

  2. Judy says:

    Hmmmm…I would have thought busses would be a good idea. Interesting that they are only used by foreign workers. I can remember riding the city bus with my mother when I was a child. She didn’t drive but could go anywhere in town on the bus safely.
    This is a great theme day photo!

  3. Mo says:

    Yes yes to women being able to get around on their own

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