Saudi Arabia is working on a new project under the leadership of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. To reduce the dependence on oil, this country is trying to keep pace with the powerful countries of the world in the future.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), who dreams of a new Saudi Arabia, has decided to build a hi-tech city called New Murabba in the heart of the capital, Riyadh. It is part of the Saudi Prince’s dream project Vision 2030. However, there is a lot of resentment among some people, especially in the Muslim community, about its structure.
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On Thursday, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced the launch of the New Marmalade Development Company. It aims to develop the world’s largest modern city in Riyadh. The government also released a video related to the promotion of the city, which is going viral. It depicts a cuboidal, hollow structure of golden colour. It is being told that its work has also started. This massive golden cube was also claimed to have the capacity to hold 20 buildings the size of the Empire State Building.
According to Arab News, New Murabba will include a museum, a technology and design university, a multipurpose theater and cultural venues, among other entertainment and cultural venues. The Saudi government is also planning to merge residential units, entertainment areas, hotels and restaurants in New Murabba.
Is Mohamed bin Salman building his own Kaaba in Riyadh?
This is the design he has chosen for his latest project; a new "Kaaba" of entertainment!!
Surely only a wretched individual would choose a holy design for such an unholy purpose!!#SaudiArabia #Indonesia #Pakistan #Malaysia pic.twitter.com/P32X3uIagW
— د. محمد الهاشمي الحامدي (@MALHACHIMI) February 17, 2023
riot broke out
There has been an uproar on social media after a video of this huge structure surfaced. Many say it is an attempt by the Saudi authorities to divert attention from the Kaaba in Mecca. A social media user said, ‘His concept was Al Kaaba or what? I know Saudi is very futuristic with their new projects, but this is a bit much. Public Investment Fund. One user said, “The rulers of Saudi Arabia have erected buildings near the iconic Kaaba and buried [the Kaaba] among the symbols of modernity and capitalism.” The user also claimed that Saudi Arabia is trying to reduce the dignity and respect of other buildings by building such structures.