In pictures: Top 10 Saudi projects of 2017

Religious facilities, entertainment venues and new housing developments all helping to spur growth in the market
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Standing at 1 km high, the tower will comprise of 252 floors and will have a gross floor area of 245,000sqm.
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Located in Makkah and consisting of 12 towers standing between 30 to 40 floors sitting on top of a large podium and three basement floors, the Abraj Kudai Development will have approximately 10,150 residential units and hotel rooms.
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To be completed by May 2019, the $17.2bn expansion plans of the Holy Haram Mosque will cover an area of 456,000sqm to accommodate the 1.2 million worshippers who visit the Holy site every year.
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Undergoing a $6.7bn expansion, with completion estimated by the end of 2017, the project will be spread over an area of 1,020,500sqm.
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Development will create 100,000 houses and other infrastructure works in the capital. Topping out at $20bn, Dahiyat Al Fursan developments are expected to be completed by March 2020.
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To be completed by November 2017, the $7bn oil and gas processing facility will be located in Jazan Economic City.
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Developed by Shumool Real Estate, the $1.9bn worth Avenues retail facility will also include two residential towers, two hotel towers, a medical tower and office units.
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With 81 stations along its route, the six line system will span across the surrounding regions and integrate many neighborhoods at a value of $24.3bn.
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Spread across an area of 866,000sqm including indoor snow parks, shops, restaurants, entertainment areas, residential units, and offices, completion is expected in March 2022.
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Valued at $6.6bn with completion due in December 2018, the gas plant will have a capacity of 15 billion standard cubic feet per day (BSCFD) of non-associated gas.
Thu 16 Mar 2017 11:33 AM GST
By Jumana Abdell-Razzaq