Several social media users criticised posts claiming heroism in breaking driving rules for women. Image Credit: Okaz

Dubai: Saudi men have taken to social media to post selfies taken being driven by their mothers, sisters or wives.

Saudi director Fahad Al Sharif snapped a picture of him with his mother driving as the two were heading to Saudi Arabia from Kuwait’s Al Raqe’i border crossing.

His post was retweeted more than 3,000 times. Many Twitter users encouraged more people to share their own pictures under a hashtag in support of women driving.

Al Sharif is a director who has a master’s degree in filmmaking from Hollywood and has won several awards, including for ‘The Arab Swan’ and ‘Cockroach.’

Saudi King Salman Bin Abdul Aziz issued a royal decree last week reversing a ban on women driving. The move was widely hailed globally and analysts expect more Saudi women to join the workforce as a result.

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has launched an ambitious reform plan to help the Saudi economy boost its non-oil revenues.