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Saudi Arabia Opens First Sports Complex For Women In Al-Khobar Province

The first sports complex for women in Saudi Arabia has opened in the eastern part of the country, according to MIDDLE EAST ONLINE. Businesswomen and "women personalities attended the inauguration of the centre in Al-Khobar province after it was given the go-ahead by the authorities." The complex, "where women can engage in sports such as karate, practise yoga or attend fitness classes, is the country's first sporting centre for women." The center's director, Hanaa Al-Zuhair, said that "Saudi women who trained abroad -- including a karate black belt -- have been recruited to run courses" at the center (MIDDLE EAST ONLINE, 6/3).