10 Upcoming Projects In Saudi Arabia That Promise Innovation And Progress

These projects show the country's commitment to promoting innovation, sustainability and technology

by Priyanka Fernandes
10 Upcoming Projects In Saudi Arabia That Promise Innovation And Progress

Saudi Arabia is making progress in innovating and developing its country with a series of exciting new projects. These projects show the country’s commitment to promoting innovation, sustainability and technology to drive growth and development. By embracing these initiatives, Saudi Arabia seeks to build a better future for its people.

1. The Red Sea Project

The Red Sea Project in Saudi Arabia spans 30,000 square kilometres between Umluj and Al Wajh and aims to be a leading sustainable tourism destination by 2030. The project emphasises sustainability with 8,000 luxury hotel rooms along 200 kilometres of the Red Sea coastline, offering visitors a unique blend of natural beauty and cultural heritage. As a premier tourist destination in the Middle East, it guarantees an unparalleled luxury experience for travellers globally.

Where: West coast, in the Tabuk province
When: Completion approximately by 2030

2. The Line


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The Line, a part of NEOM in Saudi Arabia, is a revolutionary 170-kilometre city project designed for sustainability and walkability. With a focus on minimising environmental impact, it offers all amenities within walking distance or accessible by public transport. Its vertical design and incorporation of green spaces aim to maximise resource efficiency while advanced technology enhances sustainability. This innovative project has the potential to redefine urban living and aligns with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 objectives for economic diversification.

Where: Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia, next to the Gulf of Aqaba
When: Completion approximately by 2030

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3. Diriyah Gate

Diriyah Gate, Saudi Arabia
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Diriyah, near Riyadh, is transforming into Saudi Arabia’s cultural capital, preserving the At-Turaif heritage site. By 2030, it aims to welcome 27 million visitors annually, blending tradition with modern amenities and supporting Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan for economic growth. Diriyah will offer cultural experiences, celebrate Saudi heritage, and provide contemporary living within its traditional Najdi architectural setting.

Where: 8500 4000 Prince Sattam Ibn Abdulaziz, Al Khuzama, Diriyah 12572
When: Completion approximately by 2030

4. Trojena

Trojena , Saudi Arabia
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Trojena, part of NEOM in Saudi Arabia, spans 60 square kilometres with elevations from 1,500 to 2,600 meters. Set to be completed by 2026, it will host the 2029 Asian Winter Games, featuring skiing and winter sports facilities. Trojena aims to boost mountain tourism, offering residential areas for 7,000 people, hotels, restaurants, and attractions like a ski village and wildlife reserve. By 2030, it targets 700,000 annual visitors, contributing $800 million to Saudi Arabia’s GDP and creating over 10,000 jobs, establishing the country as a premier winter sports destination.

Where: 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba
When: Completion approximately by 2026

5. Sindalah


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In 2024, NEOM in Saudi Arabia will debut Sindalah, a lavish island destination spanning 840,000 square meters. Boasting three resorts, a yacht club, and over 50 luxury brands, Sindalah aims to generate 3,500 tourism jobs. Offering tailored boating experiences, it targets 2,400 daily visitors by 2028. With a pedestrian-friendly design promoting social interaction, Sindalah epitomises NEOM’s dedication to Red Sea tourism under Vision 2030.

Where: Neom street Al badah, Saudi Arabia
When: Completion approximately by 2024

6. Oxagon


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NEOM’s Oxagon is a pioneering floating city project in the Red Sea, focusing on renewable energy and digital technologies. With factories, logistics sites, and waterfront communities, it aims to create 90,000 jobs by 2030. Featuring a zero-carbon footprint and innovative amenities, Oxagon aims to establish NEOM as a leading hub for advanced manufacturing and innovation on a global scale.

Where: JG5H+WQ, Al Muwaileh 49531, Saudi Arabia
When: Completion approximately by 2025 or 2030

7. Amaala


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Amaala, in northwest Saudi Arabia, is a luxury tourism project spanning 3,800 square kilometres along the Red Sea. It aims to establish Saudi Arabia as a global luxury wellness destination with high-end resorts, residences, and entertainment options. Featuring 14 top hotel brands, over 800 villas, and world-class marinas, Amaala prioritises environmental preservation within the UNESCO Prince Mohammed bin Salman Natural Reserve. As a standalone company, it aims to lead sustainable tourism development in the Middle East and contribute significantly to the country’s economy.

Where: Red Sea coast in northwest Saudi Arabia
When: Completion approximately by 2027

8. Qiddiya Project


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Qiddiya, near Riyadh, is a sprawling entertainment city pivotal to Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plan. It offers diverse attractions like theme parks and sports facilities, aiming to create jobs and draw visitors globally. With a grand groundbreaking ceremony attended by King Salman, Qiddiya symbolises the Kingdom’s shift beyond oil, attracting investments and partners while enhancing its international image through entertainment, sports, arts, and tourism.

Where: H8C6+22J, Al Moqbel Palaces 19662, Saudi Arabia
When: Completion approximately by 2026

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9. New Murabba


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New Murabba, an upcoming downtown hub near Riyadh, aims for completion by 2030. It will cover 19 square kilometres and provide over 25 million square meters of built space. Sustainability is paramount, and the project will feature ample green spaces and pedestrian-friendly pathways for easy access to amenities. The project will contribute $48 billion to the non-oil GDP and create 300,000 jobs. Its focal point, The Mukaab, a towering 400-meter-high cube, will be a dynamic cultural hub, merging Islamic heritage with state-of-the-art holographic technology for immersive experiences.

Where: 3884, Al Nakhil District 6613, Riyadh 12382 – 6726, Saudi Arabia
When: Completion approximately by 2030

10. King Salman Park

King Salman Park
Image Credits: King Salman Park Website

King Salman Park in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will be the world’s largest urban park, covering 16 sq. km. It is part of the Vision 2030 initiative, aiming to enhance urban life with various cultural, recreational, and sports activities. The park will have green spaces, cultural landmarks, residential units, hotels, retail outlets, and educational facilities. With extensive transportation links and amenities like walking trails, a golf course, and an amusement park, King Salman Park is set to become a bustling and vibrant destination within Riyadh.

Where: PP9C+4M, King Abdul Aziz, Riyadh 12411, Saudi Arabia
When: Completion approximately by 2024

In summary, Saudi Arabia’s upcoming projects showcase its dedication to innovation, sustainability, and economic diversification. From luxurious tourism developments like the Red Sea Project to pioneering urban initiatives like New Murabba and King Salman Park, the country is driving progress and redefining standards globally. 

Cover Image Courtesy: The Red Sea Project and The Line

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