Reema Juffali, the first Saudi female racing car driver and the first Saudi female to hold a racing license believes that the best part of being in the Kingdom now is definitely experiencing the change and progress the country is going through in such a short space of time.
‘I experience that firsthand when I come back home in between my races. Whether it is hosting international events or opening up to tourism, or even just expanding the public sphere. It is definitely an exciting time’, she says. On the most exciting project is currently working on, Juffali says, ‘There’s a few leading up to the Saudi Grand Prix later this year, which are really exciting. But you will definitely have to wait and see’. Upon asking what makes her the proudest of her country, she answers. ‘Without a doubt, its people. It is so refreshing and exciting to see Saudis challenging themselves, taking on new roles, and creating opportunities for themselves and others in fields like sports, arts, and the entertainment sector. I have no doubt that Saudis have so much to offer, and I am excited to see what the future holds for us’. About her Favorite hidden spot, Juffali says. ‘My favorite hidden spot is in Jeddah – I don’t know if it is so hidden but it is definitely an escape for me. And that is being in the water, being in the Red Sea, whether it is scuba diving or snorkeling, I’ve always enjoyed that and it still continues to be my favorite spot.