Home to abundant unexploited reserves of copper, zinc, granite, and other precious metals, Najran is a land of opportunity for the mining sector. Abundant natural resources, together with supportive government initiatives, such as the Najran Valley Development Project, create a competitive environment for this industry. With fertile lands and numerous historical sites, opportunities for growth also lie on the horizon for the agriculture and tourism sectors. Additionally, Najran features green landscapes, fertile soils and an abundant water supply, which supports the region’s agriculture sector. Najran grows a variety of fruit such as peaches, apricots, apples, lemons and oranges. With its natural wealth and supportive government projects, Najran’s agriculture sector is poised for continued growth. Najran’s tourism sector has also shown notable potential, the region is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Hima Cultural Wells’, the UNESCO Tentative List entrant “Uruq Bani Ma’arid”, and around 200 archeological and historical sites.

621040

Population

130,000

Area in sq.km

8

Governorates

STRATEGIC SECTORS
  • Mining
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism

REGION AT GLANCE

621040

Population

2

Domestic Airport

93.2%

Employment Rate (Q2 2022)

27

dams

45

Active Factories (Q2 2022)

30

Hotels

1

Chambers of Commerce

13

Public & Private Hospitals

1

Industrial Cities

5

Technical and Vocational Training Units (2019)

109177

Road lengths in km

REGIONAL COMPETITIVENESS

2nd region for copper reserves, 2nd most competitive region for copper mining, and 3rd largest base metals reserves in the Kingdom
Well known across the Kingdom for its orange farms and cucumber production
The Al-Masane mine project is one of the Kingdom’s biggest mining projects for ore, copper, zinc, and lead production
Home to around 200 archeological and historical sites
Home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Hima Cultural Wells’ and the UNESCO Tentative List entrant “Uruq Bani Ma’arid”

KEY PROJECTS & INITIATIVES

Investments

in tourism infrastructure and human capital