The successful contractor will be responsible for the construction of four central exhibition halls covering a total of 16,000 square metres. Located on the Prince Abdullah Road in eastern Riyadh, the 192,000-square-metre site will also contain a 5,000-square-metre display centre for Saudi goods, an auditorium, offices, conference facilities and parking for 3,000 cars.

A tender for the second phase, which involves the construction of a hotel and a 15,000-square-metre extension to the main exhibition area, will be released at a later date. The project manager is Saudi Projacs, a subsidiary of Kuwait-based Project Analysis & Control Systems (Projacs).