Plans for a Coastal Village are underway in Saudi Arabia

Siobháin Spear
Apr 19, 2020

Officials at the Red Sea Development Company have unveiled plans for a Coastal Village.

It’s no secret that Saudi Arabia has set itself an ambitious 2030 vision to become an investment powerhouse and a travel hub that connects three continents. As part of this ambitious roadmap, The Red Sea Project – dubbed “the world’s most ambitious luxury tourism development” – seeks to weave together smart technology with sustainable development across a sweeping archipelago of more than 90 pristine islands that will invite luxury globetrotters into the Kingdom.

Officials at the Red Sea Development Company have now unveiled plans for a Coastal Village to feature as part of the wider development plans, and the location has been finalised in partnership with HUTA Hegerfield and Saudconsulting Services. It is set to cover a total area of 1.5 million square metres.

What is the Red Sea Project?

The Red Sea Project is is a luxury tourism development in Saudi Arabia that aims to offer an exclusive experience that will put the Kingdom on the travel map.

The destination will be home to a variety of islands and a far-stretching coastline, offering global travellers personalized experiences that blend the natural world with the cultural experiences of the region. The project is aiming to set new standards for sustainable development as it develops a destination that is equivalent to a protected marine area.

Throughout the development, there will be nature reserves and protected areas. The initial phase of the project includes up to 14 luxury hotels providing almost 3,000 rooms across five islands and two inland locations.

The Red Sea Project will welcome its first visitors by the end of 2022 and will be fully completed by 2030.

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