AKAA Wadi Hanifa Wetlands B-Roll

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Wadi Hanifa Wetlands

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (Arabian Peninsula)

Planner: Moriyama & Teshima Planners Limited / Buro Happold in joint venture

Completed: 2004-2007 ongoing

Design: 2001-ongoing

Site size: 120 km stretch

Located in the middle of the Najd Plateau of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Wadi Hanifa (or Hanifa valley) is the longest and most important valley near Riyadh, a natural water drainage course for an area of over 4,000 square kilometres and a unique geographical feature in this dry region.

Until recently, many segments of the valley had been exploited in an aggressive and environmentally destructive manner. In an effort to redress the balance between the resources of the wadi and the people living around it, the Arriyadh Development Authority has implemented a comprehensive development strategy, a programme of works that aims to restore and develop Wadi Hanifa as an environmental, recreational and tourism resource.