Medina enjoys a special religious status being the home of the Prophet's Mosque. The region's location is of strategic importance, due to its central position around five major regions. Medina has a network of highways and railways that connect the main cities in the region, in addition to linking them to the neighboring regions.The Knowledge Economic City is one of five strategic and investor-friendly special economic zones and industrial cities in Medina. Additionally, the city features the King Fahd Industrial Port in Yanbu, which is the largest port for exports of crude oil, refined goods, and petrochemicals on the Red Sea. In terms of tourism and culture, Medina's AlUla is home to Saudi Arabia's first UNESCO World Heritage Site containing hundreds of archaeological inscriptions.

2.2M

population

150,000 km2

in landmass area

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Religious and cultural tourism
  • Logistics
  • Petroleum products manufacturing
  • Chemical products manufacturing
  • Mining
  • Trade
  • Agriculture

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

2,239,923

population

351

active factories in Q3 2021

1

international airport and 2 domestic airports

369,026

number of employees

41

dams

2

industrial cities

436

Hotels

1

Sport City

2

Chambers of Commerce

9

Towns

20

hospitals with 3,268 beds

2

Seaports

5,942

roads length

REGIONAL BENEFITS

RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL ASSETS
YANBU INDUSTRIAL CITY
LOGISTICS - YANBU SEAPORT WITH A CAPACITY OF 210 MILLION TONS
NATURAL RESOURCES INCLUDING SOLAR, GOLD AND COPPER
OIL AND GAS SUPPLY LINES