COMING ATTRACTIONS & DESTINATIONS:
here are a few of the related projects underway:
Qiddiya is an entertainment megaproject to be established in Riyadh. Construction started in the beginning of 2019. The project is one of the tourism megaprojects to be established in Saudi Arabia in the framework of the Saudi Vision 2030 which aims to diversify the income resources of the country.
Red Sea Project
The Red Sea Project (RSP) is an ultra-luxury tourist destination announced in August 2017 by Prince Mohammed.
The project will feature luxury resorts across an area of 34,000 square kilometers for nature, adventure, recreation, health and culture. It will be spread across an archipelago of 50 islands, along a 200 kilometers coastline, situated along Saudi Arabia’s western coast.
Work on the development will begin in 2019, with completion of phase one anticipated in 2022.
Phase one includes logistical infrastructure, establishing utilities, air, land and sea transport hubs, transportation services, and development of hotels.
International law will govern the semi-autonomous area. A special travel system will be implemented for international tourists, as most nationalities will be able to travel to Saudi Arabia, for the first time, without a visa.
Neom is a planned cross-border city in the Tabuk Province of northwestern Saudi Arabia. It is planned to incorporate smart city technologies and also function as a tourist destination. The site is near the Red Sea, and Strait of Tiran and the borders of Egypt, Israel and Jordan.
Amaala is a luxury destination on the northwestern coast of Saudi Arabia, set to become the ‘Riviera of the Middle East, will sit alongside NEOM and the Red Sea Project within the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Natural Reserve, helping establish a unique tourism ecosystem, the PIF has said.
The development will add 2,500 hotel rooms to the Kingdom’s growing hospitality market and will feature 700 private residential villas along with a retail area with 200 outlets.
The 3,000 square kilometers project, which will be spread across the three sites, will have its own airport and target the top tier of global luxury travelers.