Along the beautiful shores of the Red Sea, more than 40 years of world-class infrastructure and development has produced among the most capable industrial cities in the world. Once known for ancient trade routes and religious pilgrimages, today Yanbu Industrial City stands as an example of the Kingdom’s economic diversity, providing businesses around the world with exceptional opportunity. Featuring industry-ready infrastructure and one-stop permitting, international companies are adopting Yanbu Industrial City as a new home for their business.
Located in western Saudi Arabia, the modern development of Yanbu Industrial City was initiated on September 21, 1975. His Majesty King Khalid Bin Abdul Aziz Al-Saud issued a decree establishing the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu to create a city of industry to assist the Kingdom in diversifying from oil dependency. With a detailed plan, King Fahd Industrial Port, and advantageous shipping routes to Europe, Asia, and Africa, basic, light, and support industries grew and spawned new business and development. Now, more than 40 years later, Yanbu Industrial City has transformed into an enviable destination to live, learn, and work.
Residential neighborhoods provide workforce housing, while multiple medical facilities ensure the availability of optimum health care. Educational institutions from kindergarten through university level abound. Public spaces with award-winning “smart city” technology and Wi-Fi are available to locals and visitors. The natural beauty of the Red Sea has inspired conscientious commercial and residential waterfront development while adhering to environmental standards. Yanbu Industrial City’s influence and prominence will continue to grow as more businesses discover the opportunities and bright future of this modern oasis in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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