Saudi giga project Neom unveils first island development – Business Traveller


On Monday, plans were unveiled for the first luxury island and yacht club destination within the Saudi giga project of Neom.

Details of the development called Sindalah which will open to the public in 2024 was announced  by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Prime Minister and Chairman of the Neom Company Board of Directors, Mohammed bin Salman.

Spread over 840,000 sqm, Sindalah is one of a group of islands that will be developed in Neom and is expected to create 3,500 jobs within the tourism sector and related hospitality and leisure services.

Sindalah will feature an 86-berth marina, ideal for accommodating luxury vessels, while offshore buoys will house superyachts. It will offer 413 ultra-premium hotel rooms, in addition to 333 high-end serviced apartments.

A luxe beach club, yacht club, and 38 unique culinary offerings are planned for the development located in the Red Sea.

A release by state-run Saudi Press Agency confirmed that Neom “is working with world-class leisure and hotel brands to make Sindalah an exclusive and glamorous destination in the Red Sea for the world’s yachting community.”

Sindalah is also expected to become a popular golfing destination by offering a 6,474-yard (5,920 meters) par 70 course. With its 18 tees, the Sindalah golf course will deliver two unique nine-hole experiences.

“This is another significant moment for Neom and a major step in the kingdom realising its tourism ambitions under Vision 2030. Sindalah will be Neom’s first luxury island and yacht club destination in the Red Sea, providing a scenic gateway to the Red Sea that will become the region’s most exciting and attractive tourism location. It will be a destination where travellers can experience the true beauty of Neom and Saudi Arabia, above and below the water, making Sindalah the future of luxury travel,” said Mohammed bin Salman.

Other confirmed projects for Neom include The Line which will be only 200m wide, and 500m above sea level, but will span 170km in length; Trojena, Neom’s mountain tourism destination that features a ski village; and Oxagon, a carbon emissions-free industrial city “floating” on the Red Sea.

neom.com


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