Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils plans for “The Line” on January 10, 2021. Photo: Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils plans for “The Line” on January 10, 2021. Photo: Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Saudi crown prince’s desert megacity is a classic case of billionaire hubris

  • Saudi Arabia plans to build a 170km-long skyscraper across empty desert, providing zero-carbon living in one of the world’s top fossil-fuel economies
  • The unrealistic vision suggests Mohammed bin Salman has been listening to yes men for too long

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils plans for “The Line” on January 10, 2021. Photo: Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveils plans for “The Line” on January 10, 2021. Photo: Saudi Royal Court/Handout via Reuters
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