On June 24, when Saudi women are allowed to drive for the first time, Amira Abdulgader wants to be sitting at the wheel, the one in control, giving a ride to her mother beside her.

Trainee Amira Abdulgader practices with a screen in front of her during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) Trainee Amira Abdulgader practices with a screen in front of her during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

"Sitting behind the wheel [means] that you are the one controlling the trip," said the architect, dressed in a black veil, who has just finished learning to drive. "I would like to control every single detail of my trip. I will be the one to decide when to go, what to do, and when I will come back."

Trainees attend a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) Trainees attend a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

Abdulgader is one of about 200 women at the state oil firm, Aramco, taking advantage of a company offer to teach female employees and their families at its driving academy in Dhahran in support of the social revolution that is sweeping the kingdom.

Trainees Maria al-Faraj, center, and Amira Abdelgader check oil level in the engine with their driving instructor, right, during a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) Trainees Maria al-Faraj, center, and Amira Abdelgader check oil level in the engine with their driving instructor, right, during a lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

"We need the car to do our daily activities. We are working, we are mothers, we have a lot of social networking, we need to go out, so we need transport," she said. "It will change my life."

A driving instructor teaches road signs to trainee Amira Abdulgader during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) A driving instructor teaches road signs to trainee Amira Abdulgader during a driving lesson at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

Women make up about 5 percent of Aramco's 66,000 staff, meaning that 3,000 more could eventually enroll in the driving school.

Last September, King Salman decreed an end to the world's only ban on women drivers, maintained for decades by Saudi Arabia's deeply conservative Muslim establishment.

An illustration is seen on a wall at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) An illustration is seen on a wall at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

But it is his son, 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is the face of the wider social revolution.

A driving instructor teaches trainee Maria al-Faraj during a driving lesson on a 3D screen at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) A driving instructor teaches trainee Maria al-Faraj during a driving lesson on a 3D screen at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

Many young Saudis regard his ascent to power as proof that their generation is finally getting a share of control over a country whose patriarchal traditions have for decades made power the province of old men.

Driving instructor Ahlam al-Somali, right, reads instructions before getting ready to drive with trainee Maria al-Faraj at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) Driving instructor Ahlam al-Somali, right, reads instructions before getting ready to drive with trainee Maria al-Faraj at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

For Abdulgader, June 24 will be the day to celebrate that change, and there is only one person she wants to share it with.

"On June 24, I would like to go to my mother's house and take her for a ride. This is my first plan actually, and I would like really to enjoy it with my mother. Just me and my mother, without anyone else."

Trainee Maria al-Faraj stops the car at a stop sign during a driving lesson with her instructor at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.(Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters) Trainee Maria al-Faraj stops the car at a stop sign during a driving lesson with her instructor at Saudi Aramco Driving Center in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 6, 2018.

Photography by Ahmed Jadallah. Reporting by Rania El Gamal.