Two Sisters' Daring Escape From Saudi Arabia: Vice


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Dua and Dalal AlShowaiki spent five years planning their escape from Saudi Arabia. In early June, they finally had their chance during a family vacation in Istanbul.

When their father walked into the hotel bathroom, asking his second wife to watch the young women, Dua told her younger sister to get her shoes on. They grabbed their phones, left their hijabs behind, and ran for it.

“Despite our dire situation — we have no money, we have nothing, we're just out on the street — but I was laughing, saying to myself, ‘Look at what I've done,’” Dua, 22, said. “Later on, we understood the gravity of the situation, the disaster we’re in.”

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