Riyadh is dreaming big. Ambitions abound for the capital which, among its many goals, is looking at developing into a mega-metropolis in the Middle East and a leisure and entertainment hub. More than 420 projects worth a whopping SR206.

Work on what is destined to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030 gained momentum last month with the award of two key contracts – the first for the site preparation works and the second for perimeter fencing of the first phase of the new 334-sq-km Qiddiya city being built from scratch, 45 km outside Riyadh.