Saudi Focus

Jeddah coast blueprint drawn up

February 2015

SAUDI Arabian authorities plan to develop the coastal area of Jeddah city at a cost of SR1.27 billion ($338 million) and turn it into an entertainment bay for residents and visitors, said a report.

There will be beaches, entertainment activities, open theatres, playgrounds and pedestrian walkways, the Saudi Gazette said, citing the city’s mayor Hani Abu Ras.

 “The municipality would develop and enhance the entire coast of Jeddah, starting from the Border Guard barracks to Al Rahma Mosque. There is SR800 million ($213 million) left from the initial budget,” said Abu Ras.

“There will also be shaded rest areas, sea taxis, parking lots and green areas. Also, visitors of the corniche will be able to commute from one area to another using a monorail,” he added.

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