The Discovery Square area is an important community space connecting
the academic campus with the Harbor District commercial center. Discovery Square is active
throughout the day and acts as a grand plaza representing a center of activity. Discovery Square
and the adjacent Harbor district is home to several commercial enterprises on campus – including
mail and courier services, banking, fast food and eateries, cafes, as well as a convenience
From Discovery Square residents have direct access to the Harbor District and it's
seaside promenade where residents socialize and enjoy a selection of specialty restaurants and
The Harbor Souq Area
The Harbor Souq Area includes the path leading from Discovery
Square to the Harbor Walk. It is the home of the Community Library and has aspirations of
further development to become an ever-changing vibrant link between both areas combining
recreational, commercial and residential activities.
The Harbor Walk
Restaurants providing the opportunity for unobscured views of the Red
Sea, a mini-amphitheater, works of public art, public seating and a dedicated walk the length of
the waterfront, form the Harbor Walk. The Walk offers stunning views of KAUST architecture and a
place to watch boats come and go.
King Abdullah Grand Mosque
The Mosque is the spiritual center of the community. The
courtyard space around the mosque offers a communal gathering site.