Hail is poised to play a significant role in helping the Kingdom undertake key transformational objectives, including increasing food security and growing the tourism sector. The region’s strategic location within the Kingdom has positioned Hail as an important trade hub, comprised of historical routes going from east to west and north to south. The region’s location has further provided Hail with a central place in the Arabian Peninsula’s development. Through Hail’s water availability, suitable soil, and appropriate climate, the region features abundant agricultural resources. The region is a key producer of a variety of agricultural products, such as fruits and vegetables, grains, barley, and livestock. Hail is home to close to 15,000 agriculture holdings, while its fertile lands and agricultural know-how are enabling modern agricultural farms and new hydroponics facilities. Various initiatives are also being developed to expand the region’s food processing capacities and integrate the food value chain. Home to two UNESCO world heritage sites, Hail also boasts a rich cultural heritage and significant archeological sites, as well as a unique topography including a mix of caves, mountains, plains, and volcanoes. These unique attributes have contributed to making the region one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the Kingdom, with tourist trips to the region more than doubling from 2016 to 2020.

746046

Population

120,000

Area in sq.km

8

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism

REGION AT GLANCE

746046

Population

1

International Airport

93.1%

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

46

dams

102

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

7

Hotels

1

Chambers of Commerce

191285

Road lengths in km

1

Industrial Cities

17

Public & Private Hospitals

1

Sport cities

9

Governorates

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

Diverse Ecosystems
2nd largest producer of open-field potatoes and 3rd largest producer of grains, grapes, and olives in the Kingdom (2018)
5th largest poultry farming across the Kingdom (2018)
rich cultural heritage, including three historical castles and two ancient archeological sites
Unique Natural Parks and Urban Spaces
Home to 2 UNESCO world heritage sites and unique natural assets

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Investments

worth $10.6-12 million for the development of Botanical Gardens

Investments

across several projects in the field of cultural heritage, sports, and transport