Following Saudi Arabia’s 88th National Day, AboutHer.com takes a moment to remember and pay homage to some of Saudi’s most iconic moments.
This year alone has seen some groundbreaking changes, especially after Mohammed Bin Salman’s appointment as Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia last year. Since his first step into his leadership position, the Arab country has had some groundbreaking moments, and these are just 10 of the most notable.
A leap for the women of the kingdom as Raha Moharrak became the first Saudi Arabian female to climb Mount Everest.
19 year old Sara Alrabiah became the first Saudi female to win the NASA Intel International and Engineering Competition.
Internationally acclaimed actress, known nationally for her role in Haifa Al Mansour’s debut movie, Wadjda, became the first Saudi actress to appear in an international Netflix series, Collateral.
Earlier this year, everyone in Saudi was grabbing for their popcorn as cinemas reopened for the first time in over 4 decades at The King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.
At long last! Women and families were welcomed to witness sporting events at previously “men only” stadiums.
A moment to go down in Saudi history. This year there was much excitement around Saudi Arabia’s decision to lift the driving ban on women. They can now obtain their driver’s license and drive without the consent or presence of a male guardian.
Saudi women are finally being recognized within the world of sport. Six Saudi Arabian women made sports history in the kingdom at the World Cup as they became the first all-female group to represent the Green Falcons as flag-bearers.
Saudi-Italian beauty, born and raised in the kingdom, Taleedah Tamer became the first Saudi couture model and walked the ramp at Saudi Fashion Week.
Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced his post oil plan for the nation, with a vision to boost the country’s economy, Saudi Arabia’s #Vision2030.
Following the lift of the driving ban for Saudi women, the KSA has offered up many motoring related opportunities. This September, Saudi held a karting race in which, for the first time in history, all of the competitors were female.