The Eastern Province is Saudi Arabia's largest region in terms of landmass - the area spans 27.6% of the Kingdom. The Eastern Province has a strong local economy due to the regions' oil, natural gas, and petrochemical industries, being home to the world's largest oil reserves.The Eastern Province is also a natural source of the world's finest varieties of palm dates, since it is home to the world's biggest natural oasis, the Al-Ahsa Oasis, which contains over 2.5 million palm trees. The Eastern province is the Kingdom's gate to GCC Countries as 60% of entry points to the Kingdom comes through the region and 66% of non-oil products are exported through the region's seaports.

5,266,998

Population (2020)

540,000

Area in sq.km

12

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Mining
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Machines and industrial equipment
  • Petrochemicals
  • Oil & Gas

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

5,266,998

Population (2020)

2010

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

3

Domestic airport

95.1

Employment Rate (Q1 2022)

4

Seaports

3

Chambers of Commerces

1

dams

7

Industrial Cities

135

Hotels

3

Sport Cities

69

Public & Private hospitals (2020)

1

Stadium

12

Towns

641,510 km

Road lengths

1

International Airport

REGIONAL BENEFITS

ACCESS TO GCC MARKET
Abundance of Natural resources
GOOD FACILITY INFRASTRUCTURE
Transport and logistics infrastructure
LARGE SET OF COMPANIES