Catering to the worldwide speculation and curiosity surrounding Neom, the Saudi Arabian megaproject has released real-life footage of its construction. Since 3D renderings were a majority of what was used to communicate its updates up until now, this marks the first time the world gets a glimpse of the progress on the groundbreaking site, which is now in the building phase.
In over two minutes, the video takes the viewer through aerial footage of the large-scale construction across Neom regions including its flagship city The Line, mountain destination Trojena, Oxagon—a center for advanced industries, and luxury island Sindalah, which is due to open in 2024. “We want to show the world that Neom is really happening,” reads the statement on the project’s website.
“If we are to solve the challenges of tomorrow, we must face up to them today, no matter how difficult they may seem,” CEO Nadhmi Al-Nasr adds. “At Neom, we are addressing some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity by bringing together a community of the brightest minds committed to reimagining what a sustainable future will look like in 20 to 30 years, and building it today. We are redefining the future now. Neom is open for business.”
According to the statement, more videos updating the world on Neom’s progress can be expected as part of a series.