Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince has unveiled The Mukaab, a 400-meter-high, wide, and long indoor supercity in the centre of Riyadh. The PIF-backed giga-project, which is large enough to house 20 Empire State Buildings, is hoped to become a new global icon of technology, sustainability, mobility, and Saudi innovation. The Riyadh megaproject is set to open in 2030.
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister and Chairman of the New Murabba Development Company (NMDC), built the Mukaab in the centre of the larger New Murabba Development to complete the project.
The “Mukaab” will serve as the hub of New Murabba, the city’s new downtown area, which will also include a technology- and design-focused university, 104,000 residential units, 9,000 hotel rooms, 980,000 square metres of retail space, 1.4 million square metres of office space, 80 venues for entertainment and cultural programming, and 1.8 million square metres of community facility space.