Yanbu’s Royal Commission Is On Another Level And These Pictures Prove Just That

Yanbu Industrial City

Yanbu Al Sinayiah or Yanbu Royal Commission as it is known colloquially is unlike any other city in Saudi. There is Jubail’s Royal Commission that is built on similar lines, but let’s save that for some other time.

Located on the southern part of Yanbu, this idyllic mini-city was developed following a royal decree in 1975. The aim was to make Yanbu an industrial powerhouse.

To attract the biggest manufacturers and talent in the world, the city developed a robust infrastructure, amazing beaches and state of the art amenities. Over years they started to even attract a lot of tourists, in fact, many come to Yanbu just to visit the Royal Commission area. See the photos for yourselves here.

Earlier, not everyone was allowed within the confines of this mini-city.

The limitation since then has been lifted and nowadays everyone is allowed in the Royal Commission.

A lot of the accommodation inside looks like they belong somewhere in Texas.

The waterfront in the Royal Commission deserves a mention on its own.

During spring, they hold a major flower festival that has entered the Guinness book of world records for its flower carpets.

The Royal Commission even houses a man-made lake that is kind of an oasis replete with rich flora.

While you are there don’t forget to check out the amazing Sunrise Beach.

Written By

Mohammed Mirza

Mohammed is an avid traveler who is constantly on the hunt for new and upcoming Saudi travel destinations. Having lived much of his life in Saudi, he knows the country like the back of his hand. He's also a book lover at heart and is the author of a novel called "Desert Promises".