Starting in 2018, the Saudi authorities will allow access to the families of the three sports arenas: stadiums in Riyadh, Jeddah and Damman. Earlier sports in the Kingdom allowed only spectators were men.
However, in September 2017 in one-time women were able to see held at the stadium of Riyadh solemn events dedicated to the independence day of Saudi Arabia. This was seen as a symbol of change.
Recall that until recently, Kingdom was the only country in the world where women are forbidden to drive. The law that caused considerable dissatisfaction, will lose power in the summer of 2018.
The changes occurring in Saudi society is associated with the name of the heir to the throne is a 32-year-old Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Proposed program «Saudi Arabia-2030» provides both social and economic reform.
The Kingdom needs to reduce its dependence on energy exports and to expand the high-tech industry, become attractive to tourists. Authorities have promised to combat religious extremism and promote moderate Islam.