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.

5,148,598

population

540,000 km2

in landmass area

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism
  • Mining
  • Logistics
  • Machines and industrial equipment
  • Petroleum products manufacturing
  • Chemical products manufacturing

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

1,877

active factories in Q3 2021

1

international airport and 2 domestic airports

1,823,196

number of employees

4

Seaports

3

Chambers of Commerces

1

dams

7

industrial Cities

108

Hotels

3

Sport Cities

37

hospitals with 6,411 beds

1

Stadium

12

Towns

7,572

roads length

REGIONAL BENEFITS

ACCESS TO GCC MARKET - E. REGION IS THE KINGDOM'S GATE TO GCC COUNTRIES AS 60% OF ENTRY POINTS TO THE KINGDOM COMES THROUGH THE REGION
GEOLOGICAL RESOURCES
GOOD FACILITY INFRASTRUCTURE
QUALITY OF THE LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE - 66% OF NON-OIL PRODUCTS ARE MADE & EXPORTED THROUGH THE REGION'S SEAPORTS
LARGE SET OF COMPANIES