Future of Media, Entertainment and Sport

Why Saudi Arabia is spending $64 billion on entertainment

Saudi Arabia is diversifying its economy by investing in entertainment in order to reduce its reliance on oil. Image: REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser

Rob Smith
Our Impact
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how Future of Media, Entertainment and Sport is affecting economies, industries and global issues
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

Future of Media, Entertainment and Sport

Circus troupe performs in Saudi Arabia
Image: REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
NEOM will run on 100% renewable energy Image: REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Saudi women watching football in Riyadh Image: REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser
Have you read?
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

Related topics:
Future of Media, Entertainment and SportMiddle East and North AfricaRetail, Consumer Goods and Lifestyle
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

Peoples' impulses to share news on social media fuels misinformation, says MIT study

Peter Dizikes and MIT News

March 9, 2023

About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum