To give its economy a boost, the Saudi Arabian government has been working in recent years to transform hundreds of square kilometres of desert into new cities that create jobs and diversify the economy away from crude oil.
One of the developments under construction is the Knowledge Economic City, set to be complete by 2020.
Take a look at the master plan below.
Saudi Arabia is building the Knowledge Economic City in Medina, located 100km from the Red Sea coast.
The Knowledge Economic City's four residential neighbourhoods will feature parks, playgrounds, gyms, mosques, shops, and swimming pools.
The Saudi Arabian government claims the development will create 20,000 jobs and provide housing for 150,000 people. They will live in apartment buildings that look like this.
Residents will be able to travel to Mecca and Jeddah via the Haramain High Speed Railway, a 450km train line set to open in early 2018.
The project is part of Saudi Arabia's effort to create an economy that focuses less on oil. In October, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced that the government will also start building a $US500 billion mega-city, called NEOM.
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