An employee of Careem, a chauffeur driven car booking service, talks during a training session for new female drivers, known in the company as "captains" at their Saudi offices in Khobar City, some 424 kilometres east of the Saudi capital of Riyadh, on October 10, 2017. 
Saudi Arabia's decision to allow women to drive had some sounding the death knell for ride-hailing apps like Careem, but its co-founder expects business to flourish and even plans to hire thousands of female drivers. / AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE
An employee of Careem holds a training session for new female drivers at the firm's Saudi offices in Khobar City. fayez Nureldine/ AFP

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