King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC)

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is a grand major economic city. King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and king of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has announced the city’s construction in 2005. The Economic city covers an area of 173 square kilometers. It will be bigger than Washington City in the United States of America. The King Abdullah Economic City is located in Saabar and Qudima cities at South Rabigh by the Makkah region.

The city’s construction will cost approximately 80 million American dollars, and that equals 375 billion Saudi riyal. E’mar Economic City (ECC) firm is responsible for building the city. The Economic City is designed to be divided into six main sections, and each section has its own role in the city; the harbor, industrial complex, financial island, residential districts, beach facilities, city center, kourniche, school district.

The city’s harbor is one of the main landmarks of the city due to the huge area that it covers which equals 2.5 million meters square, and it will used as a link between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the world, and as a link between Asia, Africa and Europe as well. That’s because it represents an additional station on the Red Sea where the luggage stops at in the Mediterranean Sea and the Indian Ocean.

It is considered to be well equipped, as it has got tracking vessels via the satellite, and many other modern facilities. The harbor is going to receive the pilgrims yearly. It is capable of handling more than 300,000 pilgrims annually.


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