Makkah is Islam's holiest city and the global center of Islamic identity. Religious seasons are a major source of income for the region's economy, as millions of pilgrims from around the world travel to the city year-round for pilgrimage. In addition to its religious endowments, Makkah's industrial assets have significant growth potential. Through a network of highways, railways, ports and airports, Makkah is well connected to neighboring regions and the rest of the world. The region is home to Jeddah and King Abdullah Economic City on the Red Sea coast, where the most major navigation routes converge, serving consumers in the Middle East and North Africa.

9M

population

137,000 km2

in landmass area

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Logistics
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Religious tourism
  • Trade

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

9M

population

1,741

active factories in Q3 2021

2

International airport

1.7M

number of employees

57

dams

6

industrial cities

1,600

Hotels

3

Seaports

3

Chambers of Commerce

3

Sport City

1

Stadiums

17

Towns

6,819

roads length

44

Hospitals with 8,825 beds

REGIONAL BENEFITS

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL TOURISM
STRATEGIC LOCATION ON MAJOR GLOBAL TRADE ROUTESL
JEDDAH PORT WHICH HAS A CAPACITY OF 130 MILLION TONS, KING ABDULLAH PORT FIRST SAUDI PORT TO BE OWNED & OPERATED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR
STRONG BUSINESS SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR PRIVATE COMPANIES
KING ABDULLAH PORT, THE FIRST SAUDI PORT TO BE OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE PRIVATE SECTOR
SEVERAL ECONOMIC CITIES AND SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES
ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL RESOURCES

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Six sites

Identified for the development of photovoltaic solar farms