The Diriyah Gate Development Authority (DGDA) has revealed that construction on Saudi Arabia’s gigaproject, Diriyah Gate, has commenced after ground broke on one of the development’s foremost areas, Bujairi Square.
The developer claims that this is one of the first gigaprojects in Saudi Arabia that has broken ground, our sister title Construction Week reports.
On completion, Diriyah Gate will feature an array of cultural, leisure, hospitality and residential areas, including more than 20 hotels, several museums and over 100 places to dine, which aims to attract million visitors annually.
A key feature will be Diriyah Art Oasis - an arts centre designed to support and inspire the production of contemporary Saudi art and international emerging artists - as well as At-Turaif, the original home of the Al Saud Royal family.
The province, north-west of Riyadh, overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Site of At-Turaif.
DGDA laid the foundation stone there in November 2019.
Once complete, the development will be home to a population of 100,000 residents and hospitality guests as well as professional, hospitality and retail workers.