Last year, Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud become the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia and his progressive and boundary-breaking approach to ruling has shaken up the Kingdom. From cinemas opening and screening iconic Arab films, to Mohammad bin Salman’s iconic #Vision2030, which will see Saudi transformed into a global hub for future economic and investment capabilities, ahead we chart the most inspirational and exciting moments the Kingdom has seen over the last few years.
May, 2013 – Raha Moharrak becomes the first female from Saudi to climb Mount Everest.
December, 2015 – Saudi Arabia wins a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest Breast Cancer Awareness ribbon.
May, 2017 - Sara Alrabiah, a 19-year old Saudi student becomes the first female from the Kingdom to win the NASA Intel International Science and Engineering Competition.
February, 2018 – Ahd Kamel becomes the first Saudi actress to appear Netflix. Her show is called Collateral.
April, 2018 – Cinemas open for the first time in the The King Abdullah Financial District in Riyadh.
June, 2018 – Sports grounds allow women and families into the grounds.
June, 2018 – Saudi Arabia lifts the ban on female drivers, allowing women to go behind the wheel.
June, 2018 – Six Saudi women make history at the World Cup becoming the first all-female group to represent the Green Falcons as flag-bearers.
July, 2018 – Taleedah Tamer becomes the first Saudi Couture model to walk in fashion week.
July, 2018 - Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud announced Saudi Arabia’s #Vision2030.
September, 2018 - The Kingdom held a karting race where, for the first time in history, featured a line-up of all-female competitors.
September, 2018 - Journalist Weam Al Dakheel made history as the first woman to become a lead news anchor, debuting on national channel Saudia TV’s 9:30 PM nightly news.
October, 2018 - Saudi Fashion Week has announced that it will be showcasing emerging designers’ spring/summer 2019 collections from October 21 to 25.