Qiddiya will be the capital of Entertainment, Sports and the Arts in Saudi Arabia, an integrated destination offering immersive experiences and memorable moments of delight.
Qiddiya is being built around five cornerstones: Parks & Attractions, Sports & Wellness, Motion & Mobility, Arts & Culture and Nature & Environment. Our cornerstones are supported by our Real Estate & Community Services unit, which will create a thriving community with 5,000 residences.
In short, Qiddiya will be an inspiring place for a youthful Saudi society to fulfill ambitions; a place where they can enjoy, appreciate, aspire, advance and nurture their potential and stimulate interest in new professional pathways that help build a stronger future.
Drawn from an authentic Saudi heritage, Qiddiya creates a new future for Riyadh
On the doorstep of Riyadh, the story of Qiddiya goes back centuries.
Long ago, the village of Qiddiya lay along one of the trade and pilgrimage routes that crisscrossed the Arabian Peninsula.
Qiddiya’s modern era began on April 25, 2016, when the Saudi government announced Vision 2030, a blueprint for long-term prosperity.
As part of Vision 2030, His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and of the Qiddiya Board of Directors, announced the Qiddiya project on April 7, 2017.
Qiddiya will help accomplish several goals of Vision 2030 including driving economic diversification, job creation, fostering a start-up culture, driving youth and female empowerment and doubling household spending on domestic leisure and entertainment.