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Targeted Sectors:
  • Logistics and industrial services
  • Tourism and entertainment
  • Quality of life
  • Business sector

About the Location:
  • Located on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah Economic City is strategically positioned where the world’s most vital maritime and air shipping routes converge to reach some 250 million consumers in the Middle East and North Africa.
  • The city lies 88 km to the north from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia’s second largest city, between Holy Makkah and Al Madinah. The city has a Haramain High-Speed Railway station and is next door to King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

Key Projects:
King Abdullah Port
King Abdullah Port was created to match the aspirations of King Abdullah Economic City and to encourage its urban development process, as well as the national workforce and industries. Once completed, King Abdullah Port will be one of the most important ports on the Red Sea coast and in the Middle East. King Abdullah Port is designed to be a major transshipment port and a core commercial gateway for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Work is also currently underway to link the port in the future with the Saudi Landbridge Project and the road networks.
Haramain High-Speed Railway Station
Located in King Abdullah Economic City, it transports passengers to and from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, as well as to and from Holy Makkah and Al Madinah in a 25-to-60-minute timeframe.
Industrial Valley
It is the industrial zone of the city with capacity to host over 2,500 manufacturers and logistics services companies and the bonded re-export zone.
Central Business District
Ample capacity for investment office space and various residential solutions.
Residential Zone
Comprehensive, full-fledged residential communities that meet the requirements of a modern lifestyle, with attractive housing solutions that correspond to different levels of income.
Prince Mohammad Bin Salman College of Business & Entrepreneurship
The MBA program began in 2017, and the graduate programs at the college are based on the Babson Global College's distinguished curriculum focusing on expeimental aspects and applied research. www.mbsc.edu.sa
National Aviation Academy
a non-profit academy specialized in aviation training, In association with governmental entities the academy aims to train 400 aviation students (commercial and military) and 1,000 maintenance technicians yearly.
The World Academy
The first international integrated school for boys and girls at King Abdullah Economic City, operated by GEMS Education, the renowned educational services company.
Bay La Sun Hotel and Marina
The ideal place for businessmen combining luxury services and appropriate facilities that are unique and contemporary in style, operated by Al Khozama Company.

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