Aptly named ‘the food basket of the Kingdom’, Al-Jouf is the Kingdom’s agricultural hub. From hosting the largest olive farm to being the highest producer of wheat in the Kingdom, Al-Jouf has a lot to offer. Al-Jouf’s oasis of Dumat-Al-Jandal has long been the center of agriculture and trade. The region represents the northern gate to the Kingdom as it connects to Jordan – facilitating trade and logistics through the Al-Haditha land port, “the third busiest land port in the Kingdom with USD 247 million (2019) worth of import-export flow”. The region’s climate has not only helped put the region at forefront of achieving the Kingdom’s goal of food self-sufficiency, it has enabled it to take the pilot seat for the Saudi Green Initiative by being the site of the Kingdom’s first two renewable energy projects. (The Sakaka Solar Photovoltaic Plant and Dumat Al Jandal Onshore Wind Farm are multi-million projects, which have a combined capacity of 700 Mega Watts). Host to a UNESCO Tentative World Heritage Site, the oasis of Dumat Al Jandal, the region is one of the oldest places inhabited by humans and is full of archeological sites.

543010

Population

85,000

Area in sq.km

4

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • Tourism

REGION AT GLANCE

543010

Population

73

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

1

Domestic Airport

93.4 %

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

10

dams

28

Hotels

134043

Road lengths in km

2

Chambers of Commerce

13

Public & Private Hospitals

1

Industrial Cities

4

Governorates

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL - DUMAT ALJANDAL WIND FARM LARGEST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Accounting for 90% of land trade with Jordan, Levant and Turkey via Al-Haditha port,
75% of the region is part of the King Salman Royal Nature Reserve
Region with the highest wheat production (149,661 tons in 2018)
Host to a UNESCO Tentative World Heritage Site, the oasis of Dumat Al Jandal
OLIVE CULTIVATION - LARGEST MODERN OLIVE FARM IN THE WORLD (GUINNESS)

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Solar energy

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has identified four potential sites for solar farms