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Developers Forum

The Developers Forum conference stream brings together developers from across the region to share their experiences, insights, and strategies for success in the Kingdom's dynamic real estate market. Real estate development in Saudi Arabia encompasses a diverse range of projects and requires a deep understanding of local market conditions, cultural nuances, and regulatory requirements. By focusing on these factors, developers can create successful projects that meet the needs of the region's businesses and residents, while also contributing to the overall growth and prosperity of the Kingdom.

Real estate development in Saudi Arabia is a complex and diverse field that encompasses a wide range of projects, from high-rise commercial buildings to residential communities and infrastructure projects.


In this overview, we will explore the different types of real estate development projects in Saudi Arabia with examples of each.

Commercial Developments

Commercial real estate development is focused on creating spaces for businesses to operate. These types of developments include office buildings, shopping malls, and hotels. An example is Riyadh Park Mall, a large shopping and entertainment centre located in Saudi's capital.

Residential Developments

Residential real estate development is centred around creating homes for people to live in. These developments can range from single-family homes to large apartment complexes, to gated communities. An example is King Abdullah Economic City in Rabigh, featuring a variety of housing options for residents.

Mixed-Use Developments

Mixed-use developments combine multiple types of real estate projects into a single development, for example, residential units, commercial spaces, and recreational facilities. An example is the Riyadh Front, situated in the heart of the city. This development includes residential units, retail space, and entertainment options.

Industrial Developments

Industrial real estate development creates spaces for manufacturing, distribution, and logistics operations. These developments can include warehouses, factories, and distribution centres, with an example being Jeddah Industrial City, a large industrial complex housing a variety of manufacturing and logistics businesses.

Infrastructure Development

Infrastructure development creates the physical and social infrastructure needed to support a community or region. The recently renovated King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah and the Riyadh Metro project, a new public transportation system designed to transform the way people travel in the capital city, are both infrastructure development examples.

The Developers Forum provides a unique opportunity for developers in the region to exchange ideas, learn, and explore new opportunities for collaboration and growth in the Kingdom's real estate market.

Conference Topics

1. Opportunities and challenges in the Saudi Arabian real estate market.

2. Successful development and project management strategies in the Kingdom.

3. The dos and don'ts of real estate project management in the Kingdom.

4. A showcase of global real estate projects, looking specifically at what can be introduced to the Kingdom to create unique opportunities for international developers to enter the Saudi market, and to collaborate with local developers.

5. Building design and construction techniques for the region's unique climate.