Connecting the Red Sea Economies
King Abdullah Economic City or KAEC for short, is a new, planned city that was established in 2005. It is a modern city that was designed as part of the Saudi initiative to diversify from an oil-based economy. The city is equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure, a mega sea port, and sustainable, family-friendly coastal residential communities.
The port of the city, King Abdullah Port is designed to handle remarkable volumes of cargo. Once it is fully functional, it is poised to become one of the top 10 ports of the world. Being strategically situated on the world’s busiest maritime shipping routes, the port will prove to be a major facilitator for world trade as well as the economy of Saudi Arabia. King Abdullah Port has direct access to the national highway network. Thus creating a seamless link from sea to land.