WELCOME TO KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY

WELCOME!


KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY - A new world city for Saudi Arabia – A new Saudi Arabian city for the world


Announced in 2005 King Abdullah Economic City is fast becoming the CITY OF THE FUTURE.


OH yeah. THe Big time. YOu've hit it. THis is it.


almost there, just gotta drive down this long ass road first

You want a modern, healthy lifestyle. A safe, family environment, with expansive greenery and open views. Offering connected communities and with access to the pristine waters of the Red Sea, KAEC gives you a new way to live your life.



And of course we offer state of the art, world class golf facilities



And this place



“There is only one description that is apt for King Abdullah Economic City- an economic, industrial, tourism super hub”



I could not have put it better myself.



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http://www.arabianbusiness.com/saudi-overhaul-floundering-financial-district-economic-cities-629738.html posted:

Saudi to overhaul floundering financial district, economic cities

Parts of King Abdullah Financial District will now be turned over to residential housing, hotels and commercial establishments
Wed 27 Apr 2016 09:10 AM



Saudi Arabia is revising plans for a glitzy financial district in Riyadh and the creation of six industrial cities, after the projects were plagued by delays and a lack of enthusiasm among potential tenants and investors.

The government's frank, public assessments of the projects suggest Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is not hesitating to tackle projects which once enjoyed top-level political support as he pushes an economic reform drive launched this week.

The project to build the King Abdullah Financial District began in 2006; skyscrapers were to house banks and the financial regulator. Parts of the area will now be turned over to residential housing, hotels and commercial establishments.

A document outlining Prince Mohammed's Vision 2030 reform plan, released on Tuesday, also said authorities would "strive to salvage" the industrial cities, which were designed to diversify the economy beyond oil and create jobs.

It said the financial district had been started "without consideration of its economic feasibility" and that the project had failed to convince the financial community to invest.

"Without any dramatic shift in direction, renting the 3 million square metres of built-up areas at reasonable prices, or even achieving decent occupancy rates, will be very challenging," the document said.

The government will therefore aim to transform the district into a special business zone with competitive regulations, visa exemptions for foreigners working there, and direct connections to Riyadh's international airport, it said.

"We will also seek to repurpose some of the built-up areas and change the real estate mix, increasing the allocation for residential accommodation, services and hospitality areas."

The financial district will house the headquarters of the government's Public Investment Fund, which Prince Mohammed plans to build up in the reform drive to hold 7 trillion riyals ($1.9 trillion) of assets compared to 600 billion riyals at present.

The reform document also acknowledged difficulties in efforts to create the six "economic cities".

The most prominent of these is King Abdullah Economic City on the Red Sea coast near Jeddah, which is being developed by Emaar the Economic City, a publicly listed firm.

"Work has halted in several cities, and others face challenges that threaten their viability," the document said.

"We have worked in cooperation with Aramco to restructure Jizan Economic City," it said, referring to state oil giant Saudi Aramco.

"We will strive to salvage other economic cities, especially those with comparative advantages. To achieve this, we will work with the companies owning those cities to revamp them and transfer vital facilities."


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#3
If you've spent significant time in the Gulf and seen all the shitty beige-colored villa compounds, the dozen mega-malls with virtually wall the same stores as each other concentrated in a single neighborhood, and the ludicrously priced golf or horse racing clubs populated by a mixture of fat pink-colored expats from Europe or the local ruling families, those photos emit a depressing aura. All the Gulf states copy/paste these concrete resorts from each other and spent a fuckton of money to build places like Doha's The Pearl, which is a neighborhood constrcuted entirely for the fabulously wealthy. I always wonder if they'll be rented out to movie studios as post-apocalyptic sets once the oil dries up
#4
can't wait to live in a waste like dat
#5
*looks at life* oh wait lol
#6

22°24'39.51" N 39°08'32.39" E
this is a closeup showing the partially built area (looks like <10% built of what is shown in render)

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#7
sorry but this was a positive post about the great developments of kning abdullah Bin abdulaziz al saud adn assisted by his favorite son mohammad bin salman bin abdulaziz al saud please keep negaive comments to a binimum as-salamu alaykum
#8
nephew, not son! it's right there in the names!
#9
oh wow can i drive there with my ultra feminine Volkswagen Beetle with my all-time bestie Lindsay Lohan?
#10

wuyong posted:

nephew, not son! it's right there in the names!



#11
Take me down to
#12
for some reason the title deputy crown prince makes me laugh
#13
Deputy to the crown prince
#14
Something about the name King Abdullah Economic City makes me laugh every time I see it
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