Inside Jeddah's Waterfront megaproject

Inside Jeddah's Waterfront megaproject



The exciting new project connects Al Balad with the Red Sea.

Saudi Arabia loves a megaproject. So, it comes as no surprise to hear that Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Culture has announced the launch of Jeddah's Waterfront Project. 

The new Saudi Arabian megaproject is part of the Jeddah Historical Rejuvenation Project, which was launched in 2021 by His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Jeddah's Waterfront Project is currently projected to take two years. The plan is to reconnect Al Balad with the Red Sea. Upon completion, it aims to revitalise the historic Al Bunt Port and transform the Al Balad area into a tourist destination.

In phase one of Jeddah's Waterfront Project, the waterfront section that was once filled will be carved out. In phase two, Lake Al Arbaeen's water will be treated and purified. Finally, phase three will see the creation of a marina for luxury yachts, green spaces, pedestrian overpasses and public utilities. Plus, it aims to be constructed with high sustainability standards, and create an environmentally-friendly urban ecosystem. 

Jeddah's Waterfront Project

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Farhan Al Saud, explained: "The redeveloped waterfront will be constructed in line with high and sustainable standards, and feature cultural, historical, and environmental themes from across Al Balad. The Jeddah Historical Rejuvenation Project aims to leverage the area's heritage and distinct cultural elements to power the local economy while redeveloping the urban space into an ideal place to live, work and create."

Saudi Arabia is packed with megaprojects, especially across Jeddah. Jeddah Central Project, which will bring add an opera house, sports stadium and museum to the city. Jeddah Economic City is a new development, which will include homes, hotels, offices and the world's tallest building. Plus, Jeddah Metro is expected to be completed by 2025. 

Jeddah, we're excited.

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