Gallery: What will Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya mega-project look like?
Saudi Arabia's 334km2 Qiddiya entertainment city will feature numerous hospitality, amusement, and entertainment facilities, many of which will be regional firsts.
An $8 billion project, Qiddiya is stretched across 334 square kilometres, and 45km away from the capital Riyadh. (To read more click here) The project is located in the heart of the Tuwaiq Mountain Range The size is two-and-a-half times bigger than Walt Disney World, to be exact The project will boast five international hotel brands Backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of Saudi Arabia Qiddiya is a key pillar of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 Phase One alone in the so-called ‘Kingdom’s capital of entertainment’ The master plan for the first phase of Qiddiya was unveiled last month Created in collaboration with Denmark-based architecture and design firm Bjarke Ingels Group Qiddiya has been chosen as the final venue for the Dakar Rally in 2020 There are more than 45 projects, where visitors will have access to over 300 recreational and educational facilities designed around five cornerstones of development that drive the strategy: Parks & Attractions, Sports & Wellness, Motion & Mobility, Nature & Environment and Arts & Culture. Qiddiya will feature a golf and residential neighbourhood