NEOM, a project announced in October by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, aspires to be the “safest, most efficient, most future oriented, and best place to live and work” in the Kingdom.

NEOM’s land mass will extend across the Egyptian and Jordanian borders, rendering NEOM the first private zone to span three countries.

The project will be backed by more than $500 billion over the coming years by Saudi Arabia.