Southern Dunes

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Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, is one of two inland resorts. It is based around 100km northeast of the town of Umluj, a beach town on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.

Southern Dunes has 40 stunning villas and a hotel complex situated in a remote desert landscape, providing guests with the ultimate luxury retreat to forget about everyday life during their stay.

Alongside the villas, the hotel resort contains reception buildings, a spa, a large pool and several high-quality restaurants.

The resort is the first Six Senses in Saudi Arabia

Southern Dunes is designed by renowned British architects Foster + Partners

The villas are arranged in two lines to take advantage of the surrounding dunes

The design pays homage to the Nabataean heritage of the majestic desert surroundings near the Red Sea coast

The heart of the resort is the Oasis. Inspired by a desert flower, the canopy is a self-shading structure that will host vibrant activities and functions under one roof

Guests will also enjoy the two signature restaurants, an outdoor pool, fitness center, and world-class Six Senses Spa

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Southern Dunes

Six Senses Southern Dunes, The Red Sea, is one of two inland resorts. It is based around 100km northeast of the town of Umluj, a beach town on Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast.

Progress timeline

The unprecedented scales of planning and construction of The Red Sea Project mean that the development is constantly moving forwards. New partnerships are being formed, contracts signed, milestones reached. For the latest information and to monitor our progress, check this website and revisit these pages regularly.

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26 Feb 2021

Foster + Partners reveal Southern Dunes hotel in the desert of Saudi Arabia

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03 Feb 2021

Al Bawani awarded contract for civil and structural works at Southern Dunes

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Design

Foster + Partners’ designs for Southern Dunes pays homage to the Nabataean heritage of the Red Sea coast.

The award-winning British architects chose to use materials appropriate for its desert location, and to reduce its dependence on artificial cooling. To achieve this, the designs avoid high thermal mass materials such as stone or concrete, which absorb and store heat, and instead use simple lightweight materials.

These building materials also easily construct together and were fabricated offsite to speed up the construction process, creating an incredibly energy efficient construction process.

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