Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday (June 24), ending the world's only ban on female motorists.
Overturning the decades-long ban is part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's reform drive to modernise the conservative petrostate.
Potentially thousands of female drivers are set to take the wheel on Sunday, a long-awaited rite of passage for women in the kingdom that many say could usher in a new era of social mobility.
Saudi Arabia's official team plane caught fire in midair as they traveled to their World Cup match on Wednesday.
The Green Falcons, who fell to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of hosts Russia on the opening day of the World Cup, were on their way to Rostov in preparation for their second Group A match when the incident happened.
Flames were seen from the engine as the Russian Airlines Airbus as they flew in to take on Uruguay on Wednesday.