Al-Jouf is one of the Kingdom's oldest inhabited regions and home to archaeological sites - as well as enormous olive and date orchards. Al-Jouf region is characterized by its rich agricultural lands, diversity of crops, the cultivation of olive trees. In fact, the region has the world's largest modern olive farm, according to Guinness World Records. The Saudi government has launched several development projects in the region to stimulate its economy. In 2019, Sakaka solar power plant was established in an area of approximately 6 square kilometers and aims to produce 300 gigawatts of renewable energy by 2030. In addition, Al-Jouf is home to the Dumat Al-Jandal wind farm, the largest in the Middle East.

543010

Population

85,000

Area in sq.km

4

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Agriculture
  • Trading
  • Renewable Energy
  • Non-metallic mineral products manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Tourism

KEY FACTS AND FIGURES

543010

Population

73

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

2

Domestic airport

91.4 %

Employment Rate (Q1 2022)

10

dams

28

Hotels

134043

Road lengths in km

2

Chambers of Commerce

13

Public & Private Hospitals

1

Industrial Cities

4

Governorates

REGIONAL BENEFITS

RENEWABLE ENERGY POTENTIAL - DUMAT ALJANDAL WIND FARM LARGEST IN THE MIDDLE EAST
ACCESS TO THE JORDANIAN MARKET
GOOD ROAD ACCESSIBILITY VIA ROAD EAST-WEST AND NORTH-SOUTH
LARGE UNIVERSITY CAPACITY
GOOD INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES
OLIVE CULTIVATION - LARGEST MODERN OLIVE FARM IN THE WORLD (GUINNESS)

INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Solar energy

The Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO) has identified four potential sites for solar farms