Makkah Region is the kingdom's gateway to the world. Home to Islam's holiest city, the region's excellent infrastructure & connectivity (King Abdulaziz International Airport is home to the world’s fourth largest terminal in the world: the Hajj terminal, a 510,000 square meters in size) made it possible for the region to host Millions of Pilgrims every year. Global shipping companies moving their goods to and from the region benefit from Makkah’s strategic connections to Africa, Asia, & Europe with approximately 12% of global trade passing through the Suez Canal (the connection between the Mediterranean with the Red Sea). In addition to the region's Religious & cultural assets, one of the main strengths of the region is its diversified economy, from rich natural resources, world class transport & Logistics infrastructure, touristic sites & a strategic location on the Red Sea. The Region offers a variety of Investment opportunities in different sectors.

9,261,257

population (2020)

137,000

Area in sq.km

17

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Transport & Logistics
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Hajj & Umrah
  • Trade

REGION AT GLANCE

9,261,257

population (2020)

1795

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

2

International Airport

93.9%

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

57

dams

6

Industrial Cities

1086

Hotels

3

Seaports

3

Chambers of Commerce

3

Sport Cities

1

Stadiums

17

Governorates

440,192

Roads lengths in km

96

Public & Private hospitals (2020)

1

Domestic airport

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

Religious Assets
Strategic Location
Transport & Logistics infrastructure
Diversified Economy
Cultural & Heritage Assets
SEVERAL ECONOMIC CITIES AND SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES
ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

KEY PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

Six sites

Identified for the development of photovoltaic solar farms