Rise of the City

A 54 km car driven tour guide in English in KAEC featuring 27 highlights.
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With a total development area of 173 km² (66.8 sq mi), the city is located along the coast of the Red Sea, around 100 km north of Jeddah, the commercial hub of the kingdom, the city will also be approximately an hour and 20 minutes away from the holy Islamic city of Mecca and 3 hours from Medina by car and an hour away of all Middle Eastern capital cities by plane.

The city, along with other five economic cities, is a part of an ambitious "10x10" program to place Saudi Arabia among the world’s top ten competitive investment destinations by the year 2010, planned by SAGIA. The first stage of the city is planned to be completed in 2010, while the whole city is going to be fully completed by 2020. The city will help diversify the oil-based economy of the kingdom by bringing direct foreign and domestic investments. The city also will help create up to one million jobs for the youthful population of the country, where 40% of the population are under 15.

Use this tour to explore the city as it evolves day by day and it's future areas of recreation, education, trade and more.

We welcome you to King Abdullah Economic City!

(Coverimage: Architect: SOM Image Credit: © EMAAR Properties PJSC)

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Start Point

23964, KAEC
Makkah Province, SA

About KAEC


King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) was founded by King Abdullah in 2006. It's a unique partnership between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), its people and investors, creating a new world city!

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