Saudi Arabia - NEOM Industrial City Region
About this project
NEOM is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. The site is near the Red Sea and the borders of Egypt, and Jordan. It will cover a total area of 26,500 km2 and will extend 460 km along the coast of the Red Sea. The initiative emerged from Saudi Vision 2030, a plan that seeks to reduce Saudi Arabia's dependence on oil, diversify its economy, and develop public service sectors. Plans call for robots to perform functions such as security, logistics, home delivery, and caregiving and for the city to be powered solely with wind and solar power. The first phase of the project is scheduled for completion by 2025.