Part of Saudi Arabia’s major push towards tourism is the mega Red Sea Project that seeks to convert 90 islands off the country’s western coast into a Maldives-like luxury tourist destination.
The project is being developed by the Red Sea Development Company and the new Twitter bio of the company reads “Responsible for the delivery of the world’s most ambitious, regenerative tourism project, opening end of 2022 in Saudi Arabia”.
The CEO of the Red Sea Development Company has also confirmed the 2022 opening date and has mentioned that over 10,000 people are working at the site.
الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة البحر الأحمر للتطوير:
نحن جاهزون، سوف نفتح أبوابنا للضيوف نهاية 2022، واليوم وصل عددنا لأكثر من 10 آلاف من الموظفين والعمال
— مشاريع السعودية (@SaudiProject) October 27, 2021
It was originally slated to open in 2023 as per its website, but now it’s being a opened about a full year before that.
9 major hotel brands have already signed up to operate luxury resorts on the archipelago.
We’re excited to announce our partnerships with 9 international hotel brands to operate 9 of the 16 world class resorts set to open in phase one of #TheRedSea Project. They will collectively offer more than 1,700 keys of the 3,000 planned. Read more: https://t.co/YmWaCRe6y1 pic.twitter.com/zz2OLzX6cm
— The Red Sea Development Company (@TheRedSeaGlobal) October 27, 2021
Construction is well underway on a dedicated new airport.
October 2021 Progress of Works Aerial Photography at The Red Sea Airport Project.
Almabani is proud to be taking part alongside our partners @NesmaPartners
in this huge project by @TheRedSeaGlobal @TheRedSeaSA #breakingnewground #leadingTheWay #almabani #almabanigc pic.twitter.com/5W9RBRDCnW
— Almabani (@Almabanico) October 21, 2021