| 20 June 2024, Thursday |

Saudi Arabia witnesses launch of largest global real estate exhibition

Saudi Arabia unveiled investment projects worth more than SAR 68.7 billion ($18.3 billion) during the Cityscape Global exhibition, the largest real estate platform, which brought together more than 350 companies from 21 countries around the world to conclude major investment deals.

Speaking during the exhibition’s launch on Sunday, Saudi Minister of Municipal, Rural Affairs and Housing Majid Al-Hogail, said that the Kingdom has witnessed rapid urban growth that has surpassed the whole world.

He added that the coming years will see an expansion in the construction of residential suburbs throughout the Kingdom, with the participation of international real estate developers, amid an encouraging legislative environment that stimulates investments.

“We will together work on developing the housing sector in light of a legislative environment that stimulates investment and various financing options that have contributed to the highest ever percentage of real estate loans in the non-oil gross domestic product,” he stated.

The minister added that Cityscape Global will witness the launch of quality projects and the signing of many agreements to activate promising partnerships. He also noted that in light of the current and future project volumes, the focus will be on quality, shortening the time required to deliver units, and relying on modern construction methods.

For his part, Executive Vice President of Cityscape Global, Chris Speller, said that the current edition hosted by Riyadh was the largest in the history of the exhibition.

In turn, the CEO of Saudi NEOM, Nadhmi Al-Nasr, confirmed that the giant development embodied the vision of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, for the new future of man and humanity.

Cityscape Global, held under the theme “The Future of Living,” will feature free seminars at the NEOM Future of Living Summit, the Real Estate Institutional Investor Forum, the Property Portfolio Forum, the PropTech stage, and the Design and Architecture area.

The event will review real estate ideas and experiences in the fields of architecture, designs, and city planning. Participants will also discuss the best international practices in future development and construction techniques, in addition to shedding light on the real estate legislation system.


  • Asharq Al-Awsat