The Changing Face of Saudi Women: addario_02

Saudi families picnic in the desert near Janadriya outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 29, 2014.   In winter the Saudi tradition of weekend picnics in the desert—with SUVs, multi-course meals, and dune buggies so the men can roar around on the sand—remains popular. Three of the five al Basri sisters relax as their children romp on this slope outside Riyadh. In summer, air-conditioned shopping malls are the public destination most inviting to women and families.

Saudi families picnic in the desert near Janadriya outside of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, November 29, 2014. In winter the Saudi tradition of weekend picnics in the desert—with SUVs, multi-course meals, and dune buggies so the men can roar around on the sand—remains popular. Three of the five al Basri sisters relax as their children romp on this slope outside Riyadh. In summer, air-conditioned shopping malls are the public destination most inviting to women and families.