ROSHN Group, in partnership with the Public Investment Fund (PIF) giga-project, has announced a new development project in the northern region of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Titled MARAFY, this development will accommodate over 130,000 residents and introduces a first-of-its-kind 11-kilometre-long man-made canal at its core.
With the 11-kilometre-long and 100-metre-wide canal connecting to Obhur Creek, MARAFY is not only the first canal of its kind in Saudi Arabia but also ROSHN’s inaugural fully mixed-use development.
David Grover, the Group CEO of ROSHN Group highlighted the importance of MARAFY in achieving Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals, emphasising on the project’s role in creating a vibrant community and a thriving economy.
By bringing the marine environment to the heart of Jeddah, MARAFY aims to strengthen the city, linking homes and communities with nature, commerce, and life-enhancing amenities.
MARAFY will also feature multiple distinct districts, including the existing integrated residential development, ALAROUS.
Moreover, the project will include architectural elements inspired by Jeddah’s rich historical designs while reinterpreting them for modern times.