Saudi Arabia is a hotbed for development. There are so many exciting projects that are coming up in different parts of the kingdom, which is bound to place it on top for tourists around the world. And today, we’re taking a look at some of the most exciting upcoming projects in AlUla that warrant your attention.
Upcoming Projects In AlUla
1. AZULIK AlUla Resort
Tucked into canyons near AlMutadil Equestrian Village, #AzulikAlUla Resort will protect & celebrate mankind’s relationship with nature while immersing guests in luxury. Launching in 2027, the property is another step forward on the #JourneyThroughTime master plan. #Vision2030 pic.twitter.com/OveX7F5Mh9
— الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا (@RCU_SA) May 22, 2023
Expected to open in 2027, this eco-friendly resort in AlUla is one of the most awaited projects. It’s expected to boast 76 luxury villas across six different standards, spas, all-day dining restaurant, and even a nature-inspired art space.
2. Private Aircraft Terminal At AlUla International Airport
As #AlUla continues to grow as a unique destination for international visitors, we are also expanding AlUla International Airport as a regional logistics hub. Our partnership with @egis supports projects for the development of the Private Aircraft Terminal at AlUla's Airport. pic.twitter.com/yec2HhO2tq
— الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا (@RCU_SA) May 4, 2023
Egis has been awarded a contract by the Royal Commission for AlUla for building the private aircraft terminal at AlUla International Airport. This comes as no surprise since there’s ongoing expansion of infrastructure at the airport.
3. New Museums
@RCU_SA has selected @CentrePompidou as key partner in developing a contemporary art museum at AlUla as a world centre for regional and global 21st century art. The museum will be an architectural landmark in its own right. pic.twitter.com/W3KJJCFnHy
— الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا (@RCU_SA) March 13, 2023
There are two new museums that are being developed for the region. The first one is a contemporary art museum, which will be designed by Lina Ghotmeh, a Paris-based architect. While the second one is the Incense Road Museum which will be designed by Asif Khan, a London-based architect.
4. Chedi Hegra
#TheChediHegra hotel will give its guests an unparalleled and deeply authentic experience surrounded by awe-inspiring heritage in the historic city of Hegra, which is the first @UNESCO World Heritage Site in #KSA. pic.twitter.com/bYSOHPU3w2
— الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا (@RCU_SA) April 17, 2023
Set to open in the fourth quarter of 2023, Chedi Hegra is going to be a hotel that will open at Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Talking about the hotel, this property will boast 35 bespoke guest rooms. As it happens, this hotel will be built directly into several existing structures. These include an old railway station and surrounding buildings, like Hegra Fort.
5. AlMuatadil Equestrian Village
#AlUla's expanding, exciting, equestrian sector is key to RCU's ambition to being a unique global destination. @RCU_SA inaugurates AlMuatadil Equestrian Village with full-service facilities as an attraction for all sports and equestrian enthusiasts. pic.twitter.com/LfLApqB52s
— الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا (@RCU_SA) March 4, 2023
This is going to be a 285-hectare equestrian village in Saudi Arabia. It is expected to feature a main equestrian race track with a 3000-seat capacity. Not to mention, an endurance race track, a grass court with 600 seats, and a sand polo field with 400 seats are also expected to be a part of this area.
6. Sharaan Resort And International Summit Centre
Carving a new legacy for #AlUla and #SharaanNatureReserve, today we signed an agreement with @GroupeBouygues to build #SharaanResort and International Summit Centre, our most complex construction project. pic.twitter.com/HbhXUhD5fL
— الهيئة الملكية لمحافظة العلا (@RCU_SA) June 7, 2023
To be designed by French architect Jean Nouvel, this project will be built in the Sharaan Nature Reserve. Talking about the upcoming resort, it will boast 38 suites, a spa & wellness centre, a kids club, an all-day dining restaurant, a sports centre, and a business centre.
So, which one of these projects are you most excited about?
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