2017 is coming to a close, and let's be honest, it has been bizarre - to say the least.

From Donald Trump making it to the White House to the ever-bemusing Arab social media frenzies, the year was packed with moments that left us wondering WTF is going on.

From the blatantly sexist public statements, to the shocking political moves, to the oh-so-creative music videos, here are some of the weirdest things that happened in the Arab world this year:

1. When Arab leaders met to discuss the region's most pressing issues ... and fell asleep

In March, Arab leaders got together in Jordan for the 28th Arab League Summit to discuss various crises, including those of Palestine, Yemen, Syria, Iraq, and Libya

But, there was something about this year's summit that particularly caught people's attention: The fact that a number of Arab leaders appeared to fall asleep during the speeches. 

Photos of Yemen's president Abdrabbuh Mansur Hadi, Djibouti president Ismail Omar Guelleh, Kuwaiti Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in total napping-mode made the rounds on social media. 

Yup, the future of the region is in very good  hands.

2. When an Egyptian duo sang "Rakebni El Morgeha" ... and it stuck in our heads

Arab music videos with not-so-subtle sexual innuendos were in full force this year... 

3. But of course, it can't compete with Lebanese Rima Dib's "Koko Ya Koko" song

Watch the video at your own risk.

4. When this Saudi singer was arrested for dabbing during a concert

In a decision that raised eyebrows internationally, Saudi singer Abdallah Al-Shaharani was arrested in Taif, Saudi Arabia, after he dabbed during a musical contest he was participating in. 

The dance move, which was trending this year, is officially prohibited by the country's anti-drug authority as many consider it a reference to weed and other narcotics.  

5. When this Saudi preacher said women can't drive because they "have a quarter of a brain"

Head of religious fatwas (edicts) in Saudi Arabia's Assir governorate Sheikh Saad Al Hajari triggered public outrage in September after saying a woman should not be allowed to drive because "she has a quarter of a brain." 

"A woman isn't equal to a man when it comes to brain power and this is how she was created," Hajari said. 

As a result, Saudi authorities took action and decided to ban Hajari from giving sermons in the kingdom.

In fact, soon after he made his statements, Saudi Arabia announced it will allow women to drive by June 2018 in a historic decision.

6. When this Egyptian lawyer said it's a "national duty" to rape women in ripped jeans

In yet another display of misogynyEgyptian lawyer Nabih Al-Wahsh caused a stir after saying that women who wear ripped jeans deserve to be sexually harassed and raped.

Elaborating further, Wahsh also said that it is a "national duty" to rape women who wear such clothes, as they are "inviting men to harass them." 

Wahsh made the statements during the Infirad Show, hosted by Saeed Hassaseen, sparking outrage in the country. 

Following widespread outcry, Al-Wahsh was sentenced to three years in prison, along with a fine of 20,000 Egyptian pounds ($1124).

7. When this Saudi wife paid for her husband's second wedding

"It's impossible for a wife who loves her husband to accept his marriage to someone else... except if she doesn't care for him."

Among the many bizarre marriage stories that made Arab headlines this year, Saudi national Sulaiman Nasser Al-Bolawy's first wife reportedly helped him pay for the expenses of his marriage to a second wife.

According to local news site Sabq, the first wife, who is a headmistress of a school in a village located in Tabuk governorate, sent her husband a congratulatory WhatsApp message on the morning after his wedding to his second wife. 

Speaking to Sabq, Al-Bolawy said his first wife has always been an excellent partner and mother to their children. 

"I think marrying a second wife has nothing to do with marital problems, they can exist regardless of how many women you're married to," he added. 

8. When this Jordanian 33-year-old became the 'Arab world's youngest grandfather'

Source: Albayan

A viral image of a man dubbed 'the Arab world's youngest grandfather' took social media by storm in October, drawing  mixed reactions.

The 33-year-old Jordanian man, Kamal Al-Talfity, reportedly got the title after his 16-year-old daughter gave birth.  

Speaking to local news outlets, Talfity, who married at the age of 16 and is now father to seven children, expressed his happiness over becoming a granddad.