Home to one of the holiest cities in Islam Al-Madinah is a central destination for pilgrims from around the world, attracting more than 90% of international Hajj and Umrah pilgrims visiting the region. The region is also home to one of the Kingdom’s largest tourism mega-projects; (AlUla) the project of 22,561 square kilometers includes Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site, luxury resorts, and the future home of the Kingdoms Institute archeological hub, contributing in making Al-Madinah a globally renowned touristic destination. With abundant natural resources, access to the Red Sea and advanced infrastructure, the region also has a world-class petrochemical sector and an expanding mining and metals industry. Al-Madinah is home to Yanbu Industrial City Located on the Red Sea coast and covering an area of 606 million square meters, the Yanbu Industrial City is one of the Kingdom’s main petrochemical and industrial hubs. The city features the King Fahd Industrial Port, the largest oil-shipping complex on the Red Sea. Al-Madinah’s two main ports handled almost USD 1.1 billion in non-oil exports and over USD 1.4 billion in imports in 2021. Furthermore, strategic projects such as the Knowledge Economic City & the Pilgrim Experience Program offer opportunities in diversified industries.

2,291,092

Population (2020)

150,000

Area in sq.km

8

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Hajj & Umrah
  • Petrochemicals
  • Metals & Mining

REGION AT GLANCE

2,291,092

population (2020)

367

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

1

Domestic airport

93%

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

41

dams

2

Industrial Cities

291

Hotels

1

Sport cities

2

Chambers of Commerce

8

Governorates

29

Public & Private Hospitals (2020)

2

Seaports

309,601km

Road lengths

3

International Airport

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

RELIGIOUS ASSETS
YANBU INDUSTRIAL CITY
Cultural & Heritage Assets
Diversified Economy