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With a young population and an increasing number of Saudis entering the workplace, the demand for housing and offices is expected to remain high. As housing preferences evolve, with a move away from extended family homes to those based around nuclear families, appetite for smaller affordable units are set to increase. This will boost construction of residential units and drive continued demand for mortgages. Beyond this, various mega- and giga-projects and large residential housing schemes will drive sector activity. The Kingdom’s growing tourism industry is also expected to be a force in construction planning. As Saudi Arabia prepares for a greater number of visitors due to a new tourist visa, the country will need to analyse its infrastructure requirements, including accommodation and urban transport.