Contributing almost 50% of the Kingdom’s non-oil GDP, sectors across the region are supporting the country’s diversification endeavors and are full of investment potential. Riyadh region is the economic powerhouse of Saudi Arabia and a leading hub in the Middle East. With large-scale transformation, industry growth and government initiatives across the region, Riyadh’s competitive and unrivaled investment environment is creating a global brand that attracts talent, businesses, and tourists, and is synonymous with prosperity and quality of life. Among these initiatives is the national regional headquarter (RHQ) program, which has led to premier multinational organizations establishing a base of operations in Riyadh and transforming the region into a leading global destination. The region is also home to large-scale quality of life initiatives. Key initiatives aimed at enhancing the healthcare and life sciences sector and attracting leading international academic institutions are improving services across the region.

8,872,712

Population (2020)

380,000

Area in sq.km

21

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Technology
  • Trade and retail
  • Financial services
  • Media
  • Transport & Logistics

REGION AT GLANCE

3635

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

2

Domestic Airport

95.7%

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

152

Hotels

2

Sport Cities

4

Chambers of Commerce

103

dams

8

Industrial Cities

2

Stadiums

840,790

Road lengths in km

94

Public & Private Hospitals (2020)

21

Governorates

1

International Airport

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

Diversified economy
Transports & Logistics infrastructure
MODERN EDUCATION SYSTEM
PRIVATE SECTOR HUB OF LARGE MULTINATIONALS
MODERN HEALTHCARE SYSTEM
Tourism events (Riyadh Season - Diriyah Season)