World’s Largest Modern Downtown 'New Murabba' to Be Built in Riyadh

  • Publish date: Thursday، 16 February 2023
World’s Largest Modern Downtown 'New Murabba' to Be Built in Riyadh

Saudi Arabia on Thursday announced the launch of the New Murabba project, the world’s largest modern downtown in Riyadh which is due to be completed by 2030.

Inspired by the modern Najdi architectural style, the design of the “Mukaab” will be one of the largest built structures in the world, standing 400m high, 400m wide, and 400m long.

The projects will focus on sustainability, featuring green areas and walking and cycling paths which aim to enhance the quality of life by promoting healthy, active lifestyles and community activities.


The New Murabba will have more than 25 million sqm of floor area, featuring more than 104,000 residential units, 9,000 hotel rooms, and more than 980,000 sqm of retail space, as well as 1.4 million sqm of office space, 620,000 sqm of leisure assets, and 1.8 million sqm of space dedicated to community facilities.

Situated at the intersection of King Salman and King Khalid roads to the North West of Riyadh, the project will feature an iconic museum, a technology and design university, a multipurpose immersive theater, and more than 80 entertainment and culture venues. It will also be approximately 20-minutes drive from the airport.

It is expected to add SR180 billion to non-oil GDP and create 334,000 direct and indirect jobs by 2030. 

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