Qassim is a region rich in natural resources and agriculture. Home to the only bauxite mine in the Middle East, which produces approximately 5 million tons of bauxite contributing to the production of 1.8 million tons of aluminum in the Kingdom in 2020. With bauxite reserves of 183.4 million metrics tons, Qassim presents unparalleled investment opportunities in this booming sector. With an abundance of natural resources and favorable climate conditions, the region is an agriculture leader in the Kingdom. Specifically, Qassim is a worldwide date producer, producing approximately 370,000 tons per year with 12,000 date farms across the region producing 13 different date products. Each year, the region hosts the biggest date festival in the world. In addition to dates the region is agriculturally rich, leading in the cultivation of grapes, lemons, and oranges, the region produces over 1.22 million tons of agricultural products produced per year. Qassim has rural lands that favor livestock production including sheep, goat, poultry and especially camels. To develop and support camel breeding production, the region has established the world’s largest camel hospital. Spanning an area of 140,000 square meters the hospital can receive up to 4000 camels at one time. The project aims to ensure the development and sustainability of the overall camel market. Qassim presents unparalleled investment opportunities in those booming sectors.

1520434

Population

73,000

Area in sq.km

12

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Agriculture
  • Mining

REGION AT GLANCE

1520434

Population

393

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

1

International airport

94.1%

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

18

dams

29

Hotels

1

Sport cities

4

Chambers of Commerce

224318

Road lengths in km

2

Industrial Cities

24

Public & Private Hospitals

22

Technical and Vocational Training Units (2019)

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

Home to the world’s largest camel market
Worldwide date producer, 370,000 tons per year with 12,000 date farms across the region
Agriculture leader in the cultivation of grapes, lemons, oranges and dates – with over 1.22 million tons of agricultural products produced per year
Home to the only bauxite mine in the Middle East (Al Baitha) – with abundant reserves accounting for 183.4 million metric tons

KEY PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

palm

cultivation and date production