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At The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC), our ambition is to preserve and enhance the natural environment as we deliver on our commitment to become the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project.

Overview

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 36-key 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. 

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FACTS - Southern Dunes

Facts

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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Six Senses Southeren Dunes 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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Overview

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. 

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

The Red Sea Global (RSG), has awarded contracts to Saudi company Al Bawani and Swiss firm Blumer Lehmann to support the development plans and structural work of its luxury hotels and resorts
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Progress Timeline - Southern Dunes

Progress Timeline

3 February 2021

RSG commences hotel construction with award of two key contracts

RSG has awarded contracts to Saudi company Al Bawani and Swiss firm Blumer Lehmann to support the development plans and structural work of its luxury hotels and resorts.

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27 October 2021

Six Senses Announced as an Operator at The Red Sea

RSG has announced the signing of nine hotel management agreements with international hotel brands to operate resorts in the first phase of development at The Red Sea.

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17 November 2021

Construction at Southern Dunes Resort

Check out this time-lapse video showing progress at our Southern Dunes resort at #TheRedSea where 876 workers are close to completing 1 million hours of work with 150 pieces of equipment on site.

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2 January 2022

Southern Dunes

#TheRedSea's Southern Dunes Resort has 29 of 40 villa steel super-structures erected by Albawani. The resort will be operated by Six Senses and with 36 rooms in a central oasis hotel will have a total of 76 keys. #LeadingTheWay

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5 September 2022

Progress at The Red Sea's Southern Dunes

Structures at our 76-key Six Senses Southern Dunes are close to completion & internal finishes are progressing well. Paying homage to the Nabataean heritage of its majestic desert surroundings, this sensational resort will be among the first hotels to open at #TheRedSea.

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