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06:00 2020-05-04

‘It’s being built on our blood’: the true cost of Saudi Arabia’s $500bn megacity

With an artificial moon and flying taxis, Neom has been billed as humanity’s next chapter. But beneath the glitzy veneer lies a story of threats, forced eviction and bloodshed“The future has a new home,” proclaims the website.“It’s a virgin area that has a lot of beauty,” says the voice over a string section soundtrack as the promotional video tracks colour-tinted panoramic shots of picturesque desert expanses, and deep azure lagoons.

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