2018 in Saudi Arabia

The following lists events in the year 2018 in Saudi Arabia.

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See also:Other events of 2018
History of Saudi Arabia




  • 12 January - Women were allowed to gather at a football game for the first time due to easing of the strict gender separation rules.[1]
  • 24 January - Dozens of camels were disqualified from a beauty pageant near the capital of Riyadh following reports about injections of botox to make camels more attractive.[2]


  • 26 March - The Houthis launch a barrage of rockets at Saudi Arabia, killing an Egyptian man and leaving two others wounded in Riyadh.[3]


  • 21 June – According to analyst OPEC will keep oil price goes on higher[clarification needed], Ajay Rajadhyaksha and Michael Gavin both said, “lack of consensus on any output increase”, “even if Russia and Saudi Arabia raise output unilaterally, it would leave OPEC’s spare capacity cushion thin by historical standards".[4]
  • 24 June – The Saudi Arabian government lifts the ban on women driving, which is the country's most progressive form of women's rights to date.



  1. ^ "Saudi Arabia allows women at football game for first time". BBC News. 12 January 2018. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  2. ^ Wamsley, Laurel (24 January 2018). "A Dozen Camels Disqualified From Saudi Beauty Pageant Over Botox Injections Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email". NPR. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  3. ^ Rashad, Marwa; Dadouch, Sarah; al-Ansi, Abdulrahman (28 March 2018). "Barrage of missiles on Saudi Arabia ramps up Yemen war". Reuters.
  4. ^ "Here's what could happen to oil if everyone's OPEC expectations are wrong".
  5. ^ "الفنان السعودي "محمد المفرح" الشهير بـ"أبو مسامح"". thenewkhalij.org (in Arabic). Archived from the original on 25 January 2018. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  6. ^ "Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi killed but claims he died in 'fist-fight'". theguardian.com. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 20 October 2018.
  7. ^ "كيف تحول سلطان البرقان إلى أيقونة نادي الهلال السعودي بعد رحيله؟". Eremnews (in Arabic). 27 November 2018. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  8. ^ "Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passes away aged 87". Al Arabiya. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 23 December 2018.