Saudi Arabia has just been ranked as the best country in the Middle East to live for women, according to CEO World, a New York-based business title.
Based on a survey of nearly 256,700 women around the world, CEO World has released its annual ranking of the Best Countries for Women. Taking the top spot, Sweden was ranked the best country in the world for women, followed closely by Denmark, Netherlands, Norway and Canada.
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Saudi Arabia ranked 89th globally, but first in the Middle East, beating the UAE, Lebanon, Kuwait and Bahrain.
In the last few years, Saudi has lifted the ban on female drivers, allowed women and children into sports arenas, and opened various entertainment centres across the Kingdom, from cinemas to concert stadiums. The Kingdom continues to move toward a more professive future, under King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud’s Vision 2030.