New tourist city planned for Saudi Arabia

22 February 2010

Prince Sultan bin Salman, chairman of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities, has announced plans to develop a tourist city in the eastern coastal city of Al-Oqair at a total cost of SR50bn, Arab News has reported. A similar project is also to be developed in Jeddah's Obhur Corniche. It will be developed into a permanent centre for festivities and will include a heritage village, an open stage and a site for fireworks.

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