PwC Middle East, a regional subsidiary of UK-based PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and a provider of consulting services, has opened a new office in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia. The investment will create new full-time jobs and serve customers in north-west Saudi Arabia.

Hani Ashkar, PwC Middle East senior partner, commented on the opening: “Saudi Arabia has been a home for PwC Middle East for more than 40 years, and we are proud to further expand our commitment to the kingdom by launching our sixth office in the country, in Al-Ula. Having an office in this thriving, nature-rich city will provide us with the opportunity to continue supporting and realising the next chapter of Al-Ula’s enduring legacy as one of the world’s leading sustainable tourism destinations.”

The opening of the new office is aligned with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 initiative and the Royal Commission for Al-Ula’s project established to safeguard the city’s landscapes and cultural heritage for future generations. According to a company press release, the project “is rapidly moving ahead with ambitions to transform Al-Ula into a world-class destination as well as a thriving business hub for the kingdom’s wider north-west region”.

PwC Middle East is headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and has additional operations in 12 countries across the region.