Saudi Arabia’s Growing Network of Special Economic Zones

Unlock a new route to global markets at one of Saudi Arabia’s new Special Economic Zones

Four new zones.
Four new global hubs. Four game-changing opportunities.

Join global players to innovate and scale in both established and emerging industries at strategic locations across the Kingdom.

Four new zones.
Four new global hubs. Four game-changing opportunities.

Join global players to innovate and scale in both established and emerging industries at strategic locations across the Kingdom.

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) SEZ

Access an unparalleled geostrategic location at the heart of global trade routes

13% of global trade passes through the Red Sea and your company can easily connect into global supply chains here, utilizing existing, world-class infrastructure and the world’s most efficient port (as rated by the World Bank 2022).

Key location information

  • Province: Makkah
  • 90 minutes from Jeddah Airport
  • Size of the zone: 60km2

Sectors of opportunity

  • Automobile supply chain and assembly
  • Consumer goods
  • ICT (Electronic light manufacturing)
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • MedTech
  • Logistics
Abundant electrical supply including over 29GWh of clean power annually
Potable and process water supply, with distribution at a 1.5 bar minimum
The Gas Zone will supply investors with natural gas at a significant cost advantage
Wide portfolio of telecoms services with a state-of-the-art fiber network
Reliable sewage networks, including a membrane bio-reactor plant

Ras Al-Khair Special Economic Zone

Establish your business within a global powerhouse for the maritime industries

At the center of the Arabian Gulf, with an abundant supply of industrial talent and a quick and efficient multimodal transport system, Ras Al-Khair SEZ seamlessly connects your business to global markets.

Key location information

  • 100km from the vibrant city of Jubail
  • Size of the zone: 20km2

Sectors of opportunity

  • Shipbuilding and MRO
  • Rig platforms and MRO
Access state-of-the-art technologies including AI, biometrics and IoT
Enjoy green products and materials, as well as renewable energy sources
Benefit from green products, materials, and renewable energy sources
Access internationally competitive Prices
Take advantage of innovative lifecycle management offerings

Jazan Special Economic Zone

Join an industrial city and growth hub, perfectly located on the Red Sea

Take advantage of Jazan’s unique position on the crucial Red Sea shipping route, its proximity to growing African markets and its role as a platform for Saudi Arabia-China investment.

Key location information

  • Province: Jazan
  • Size of the zone: 24.6km2

Sectors of opportunity

  • Food processing
  • Metals conversion
  • Logistics
Cost-effective energy, including 2.4GW in output from the Aramco power plant
A large and highly skilled workforce
Highly competitive industrial leases
A range of cheap and efficient water supply options, across irrigation, potable water and sanitary wastewater

Cloud Computing SEZ

Where emerging and disruptive technologies flourish

Be part of Saudi Arabia’s own ‘Silicon Valley’ and establish yourself in a home for emerging and disruptive digital technologies.

Key location information

    This virtual SEZ is part of King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) in Riyadh

Sectors of opportunity

  • Cloud Computing
Special tax treatment in line with OECD principle that avoids double taxation and accommodates CSPs operating model
Expat levy ensuring fees exemption for employees and their families in the zone
Affordable network connectivity and electricity prices. Electricity available at a competitive rate of 0.05 USD/kWh for businesses
Flexibility to provide cloud computing services from the zone, with the ability to build and operate data centers from all over the Kingdom.

Access attractive
economic incentives across the SEZ network

Designed to help you reach your most ambitious goals. Investors will be eligible for a selection of competitive commercial incentives dependent on zone and sector.


Corporate income tax reductions


A variety of withholding tax exemptions


Deferred custom duties on goods entering the SEZ


Expat levy ensuring fees exemption for employees and their families in the zone


VAT exemptions based on sector/activity criteria


Flexible and supportive regulations around foreign talent

Scale the companies
and technologies of the future

In an uncertain macroeconomic climate, Saudi Arabia’s new Special Economic Zones offer stability, security, ease of doing business, and a bright outlook.

Embrace the future of mobility as part of the region’s first end-to-end EV cluster

Seize the opportunity to localize end-to-end maritime value chains

Take advantage of the region’s food security agenda by increasing production in the Kingdom

Join a community and grow the cloud computing sector across Saudi Arabia

Establish yourself in Saudi Arabia’s own Silicon Valley – home to emerging and disruptive digital technologies

Power the future of healthcare through MedTech innovations and devices

Join the vanguard of the global shipbuilding and repair industry

Make the most of Saudi Arabia’s position at the heart of mining and metals supply chains

Ideally position yourself in a growing regional hub for logistics

Support national, regional and global ambitions for the shift to Net Zero

Access some of the world’s fastest growing markets across Africa

Enjoy access to a highly skilled workforce across our SEZ network

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Discover what the four new Special Economic Zones have to offer. To learn more about the SEZs, please submit your details below.

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