Arab News has launched a digital service to track and explain the reforms underway in Saudi Arabia. Set up on the eve of Saudi National Day, the ‘Road to 2030’ section will include news, analysis and opinion around the reforms and transformation underway in the kingdom.
Hosted on the paper’s website, the section is named after the Vision 2030 program unveiled in 2016 by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is the Kingdom’s heir to the throne.
It coincides with Arab News’ special coverage of Saudi National Day, which marks the formation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Sept. 23, 1932.
The theme of the souvenir edition, published on Sunday, will be around the future of the kingdom — and how the country will look as the 2030 reforms continue to take shape. The edition of the newspaper features a wrap-around cover illustrating how the country could look in 12 years’ time, as well as a timeline about the reforms and articles about their progress and young people’s views on the future of Saudi Arabia.
“We decided to not to limit our Saudi National Day to celebrating the Kingdom’s past — but to also look ahead to its bright and promising future under the ambitious Vision 2030 plan. This is reflected via the newspaper’s commissioned cover artwork, which imagines Saudi Arabia in 12 years’ time, as well as the stories by our promising team of young Saudi journalists and contributors. We are also proud to launch the Road to 2030 section, which will track the changes underway in the Kingdom and be a reference for observers, visitors and investors in Saudi Arabia,” said Faisal J. Abbas, Editor-in-Chief of Arab News.
Arab News is part of the regional publishing company Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG). It has been the English newspaper of record for Saudi Arabia and the region for over 40 years.