Shaping the Future of Urban Transformation
Featured Blog series: Cities of Tomorrow
The historic city of Al-Ula occupies an area of around 22,000 square kilometres. The Royal Commission of Al-Ula has laid out a strategic roadmap for the development of the entire area based on sound social, economic and ecological principles. The objective is to create over 38,000 jobs allowing the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to diversify beyond oil and contribute over $32 billion to the national GDP by 2035. The core pillars of the Al-Ula strategy are: (1) tourism, heritage and nature; (2) local community; (3) economic diversification. The enabling pillars are physical development, enabling services and institutional excellence.