A 200,000-square-metre site has been allocated for the complex on Prince Abdullah Road in eastern Riyadh. The successful contractor will be responsible for the construction of four central exhibition areas covering a total of 16,000 square metres, and a detached 5,000-square-metre display centre for Saudi products. The Riyadh International Exhibition Centre will also contain an auditorium, offices, conference facilities and parking for 3,000 cars.

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