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Jeddah's submerged streets no problem for this Saudi thrill-seeker

One thrill-seeking Saudi took to the submerged streets on skis [Twitter]

Date of publication: 22 November, 2017

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A Saudi woman has been caught on video taking a daredevil approach to navigating the flooded streets of Jeddah.
In a kingdom where the women's driving ban has not yet been lifted, there's one novel way to get around when a city is submerged - on skis.

Days of heavy rain in Saudi Arabia's second city Jeddah have seen near chest-high floods submerge the streets, shutting schools and universities.

But one daredevil has managed to keep her head above the water with the help of a four-wheel-drive and a pair of skis.

In a video that has surfaced on Twitter, the abaya-clad woman grips onto the handles while a Jeep drives through the flooded road.

The mystery action-woman skilfully skis along before pulling up on a pavement. The video is made even more hilarious with the AC/DC soundtrack.

Despite the dangers, Saudis on social media have made light of the floods.

Experts predict the heavy rain will subside on Wednesday. Saudi civil defence authorities have said dozens of people have been plucked from vehicles engulfed by floodwaters.

Flooding occurs almost every year in Jeddah, where residents have long decried poor infrastructure.  

Agencies contributed to this report

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