Conceived as part of the overall economic development and diversification program and located north of Riyadh, King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) consists of a 3.5 million square meter site. As the epicentre of Saudi Arabia’s burgeoning financial services sector, KAFD is intended to become the leading financial hub of the Middle East. Islamic tradition will be combined with modern technology, providing attractive working conditions for a growing national and international workforce.
The master plan provides for a fully integrated public transport strategy which will connect 55,000 workplaces and different areas within the district by a monorail system. All buildings, as well as the 6 stations of the monorail system, are fully integrated with remote parking facilities and are linked by a selfsustaining and air-conditioned skywalk network above street level. This is designed to provide walking distance access to any part of KAFD.