Neom Neom is a city being built in Tabuk Province in northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and function as a tourist destination. The site is north of the Red Sea, east of Egypt across the Gulf of Aqaba, and south of Jordan.

Why Neom Might Be The Future of Sustainable Cities.With an investment of $500 billion, Saudi Arabia is touting this 100-mile-long linear city (“The Line”) as the most sustainable urban complex in the world. And one with some cutting edge renewable technologies … like generating fresh water in a desert. But will it work? Let’s explore if Neom is the future of sustainable cities.