The kingdom last week announced plans to turn 50 islands and 34,000 sq km – an area bigger than Belgium – along its Red Sea coastline into a global tourism destination. Photo: AP

Saudi Arabia’s ‘new-cities’ plan aims to broaden its economy beyond just oil

Special ‘city’ zones planned for logistics, tourism, industry, finance, and entertainment to diversify away from crude, create jobs and boost investment

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The kingdom last week announced plans to turn 50 islands and 34,000 sq km – an area bigger than Belgium – along its Red Sea coastline into a global tourism destination. Photo: AP
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