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MBS’s $500 billion desert dream just keeps getting weirder

32 mins | Jul 21, 2022
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Who are the main benefactors of this cyberpunk-inspired project? After forcibly removing a local tribe from the area, Neom, the Saudi crown prince’s urban megaproject, is supposed to have a ski resort, swim lanes for commuters, and “smart” everything. Vivian Nereim investigates Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to build a new region entirely from scratch with architects, urban planners and consultants spending outrageous sums.