Jubail Industrial is a city in the Eastern province on the Arabian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. It consists of the Old Town of Al Jubail, which was originally a small fishing village, up to 1975 and the new industrial area In 1975, Jubail was designated as a site for a new industrial city by the Saudi government, and has seen rapid expansion and industrialization since. The new Industrial City and residential areas were named (Jubail Industrial City) with a resident population of 150,367.
The industrial city is the largest industrial complex of its kind in the world and consists of petrochemical plants, fertilizer plants, steel works, industrial port and a huge number support industries. There is also the Royal Saudi Naval Base plus a separate Commercial Port and Military Air Base. It holds the Middle East's largest and the world's 4th largest petrochemical company, SABIC. Also a number over fife other companies which owned by other parties than SABIC are at the same area, like (Tasnee, S-Chem, Sasref, Sipchem, Advance and others). Jubail is home to the world's largest seawater desalination plant, MARAFIQ. It provides 50% of the country's drinking water through desalination of seawater from the Arabian Gulf.
Jubail 2 is another evolving area of Jubail Industrial City consists of following phases:
Phase II begun during 2008-2012, Phase III during 2013 to 2018, and finally Phase IV during 2019 to 2022. As with the original Jubail development, the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu is undertaking the project under the supervision of Bechtel, which has played a key role in the development of Jubail during the last 30 years.
The total four phases of development for Jubail Industrial City 2 is expected to cost about SR 14 billion allocated as follows: Phase I - SR 4.7 to SR 5 billion, Phase II - SR 2.5 to SR 3 billion, Phase III-SR 1.8 to SR 2 billion, and Phase IV - SR 2.5 to SR 3 billion.
Ali A. Tamimi Trading & Contracting company launched its first branch newly in Jubail Industrial City at Al- Fanateer District just beside SABIC Head Quarter on the 1st of February 2011. This branch beside being close to costumers would bring to Jubail Industrial area all support in field of: