THE RED SEA

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Red Sea Global is pioneering a brand-new luxury regenerative tourism destination along the west coast of Saudi Arabia. One of the world’s last true hidden treasures, The Red Sea is surrounded by the world's fourth-largest barrier reef system and spans over 28,000-square-kilometers with an archipelago of more than 90 untouched islands, pristine beaches, dormant volcanos, sweeping desert dunes, mountain canyons and historical cultural sites.

Our landscapes are as varied as they are breathtaking. The Red Sea is a crossroad of land and sea with a rich cultural backdrop full of fascinating history. Offering world-leading experiences alongside natural simplicity, and underpinned by a smart framework, guests are guaranteed enriching escapes with a boutique twist.

The Red Sea will be ready to welcome the first guests in 2023. By 2030 it will be home to 50 hotels, 8,000 rooms, up to 1,000 residential properties and its own international airport.

Masterplan

At The Red Sea, we are forging a new model of development, with responsibility at its core. In partnership with Wimberly Allison Tong & Goo and Buro Happold, our masterplan for the destination has been developed to not only protect the environment but enrich it for future generations to enjoy.

The plan was informed by a series of wide-ranging environmental studies, and the largest marine spatial planning simulation ever undertaken, in partnership with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, to assess the environmental impact of the development and operation of the destination.

As a result of these findings, less than one percent of the total site area is being developed, with 75 percent of the destination’s islands being preserved for conservation. We also aim to achieve a 30 percent net positive conservation benefit by 2040, achieved by enhancing key habitats that help biodiversity to flourish.

Enabling works are underway at the Red Sea Project, and the first phase is on track to be completed by the end of 2023. The 100-hectare Landscape Nursery, which will provide more than 15 million plants for the destination, is now fully operational. There are more than 7,000 workers currently on-site and 80km of new roads are now complete, including the new airport road, to better connect the destination.
Enabling works are underway at the Red Sea Project, and the first phase is on track to be completed by the end of 2023. The 100-hectare Landscape Nursery, which will provide more than 15 million plants for the destination, is now fully operational. There are more than 7,000 workers currently on-site and 80km of new roads are now complete, including the new airport road, to better connect the destination.
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2030
Island Island
4
Islands developed
Hotels Hotels
16
Hotels
Inland Inland
2
Inland sites
Rooms Rooms
3000
Rooms
Island Island
22
Islands developed
Hotels Hotels
48
Hotels
Inland Inland
6
Inland sites
Rooms Rooms
8000
Rooms

Red Sea Global recognizes that our environment and local communities are our most precious assets. We prioritize people and planet, spearheading a new model of development, with responsibility at its core. At The Red Sea, we aim to align with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

With an abundance of rich biodiversity and a number of endangered native species calling our destination home, we’re putting the planet before profit and protecting this beautiful region so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. To do this we are going beyond conservation, to actively enriching natural capital by pioneering a new regenerative approach to tourism.

Free from single-use plastics, running entirely on renewable energy and with zero waste to landfill, The Red Sea destination is a paradise for both guests and native fauna and flora. Visitor numbers will be carefully managed to reduce over-tourism and our extensive smart destination management system will closely monitor the impact of operations on the natural environment to ensure that we deliver on our commitment of a 30 percent net conservation benefit by 2040. This ties in directly with the Saudi Green Initiative, the Kingdom’s strategy for protecting land and nature, and achieving global sustainability goals.

Sustainability is for people as well as planet. In line with the ambitions of Vision 2030, we are enriching society by channeling investment and exceptional opportunities into the social and cultural fabric of communities, ultimately helping to realize the Kingdom’s full potential. Upon completion, The Red Sea will create 70,000 new jobs and contribute as a much as 22 billion Saudi riyals (USD 5.3 billion) to the nation’s GDP.

As a result of our regenerative approach to tourism, guests will have the unique opportunity to immerse themselves in the incredible natural environment that exists along the Red Sea and explore all it has to offer, including one of the last thriving coral reefs in the world, all while actively contributing to its protection and regeneration.

With the help of cutting-edge modern technology, a visit to The Red Sea promises to elevate the experience of our guests with a seamless and personalized journey without compromising what is all too often a need for a digital detox.

The destination is underpinned by an extensive smart digital destination management system involving IoT sensors, which supports a range of highly personalized products and services designed to meet guests’ every need. Travel from the airport to destination will also be seamless – guaranteeing a smooth experience from the moment guests arrive to when they depart.

Our smart approach will also support our sustainable and regenerative ambitions, from monitoring the environmental impact of our operations and managing visitor movement to avoid over-tourism, to optimizing our use of resources. Our smart framework enables an enjoyable visit, safe in the knowledge that we are working hard to ensure it is not at the cost of the environment and the species that called it home, long before we arrived.