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Amaala in Saudi Arabia: Inside the $267 million megaproject

The family-friendly wellness destination will be completed by 2027.

If you thought wellness was just for grown-ups, think again. The Saudi Arabian megaproject, Amala, has secured $267 million, which means that the first phase of developments can begin.

Located between Neom and the Red Sea, Amaala promises to be an all-year-round family wellness destination that forms part of Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the economy.

Amaala in Saudi Arabia

The project is pitching itself as the world’s first integrated family wellness destination. Upon completion, it plans to attract tourists to the kingdom. So far, we know that it will be home to 3,000 hotel rooms, residences and state-of-the-art recreational facilities. Plus, the experiences will cover arts, culture, healthy living, sports and wellness.

The destination is spread across three sites in Prince Mohammed bin Salmon Natural Reserve, and spans a whopping 4,155 square kilometres. It comes as no surprise to find that it draws its inspiration from the nearby Red Sea. So, we’re excited to hear that it will boast a marine life institute and yacht club. 

Amaala in Saudi Arabia

The Red Sea Marine Life Institute is set to be a showstopper. The building is designed by the world-famous British architectural firm, Foster + Partners. The research centre and tourist destination will include the world’s largest manmade reefs, spanning 40 metres long and 10 metres deep. Experiences include walking underwater, snorkelling with rare species, joining lab tours and diving in a submarine. Plus, it will be able to host up to 650 people at any time. 

Amaala in Saudi Arabia

Amaala encompasses three sub-projects: Triple Bay, The Coastal Development and The Island. Plans for Triple Bay are underway – it includes eight hotels with 1,200 rooms, and is scheduled to be completed by 2024. 

Amaala in Saudi Arabia is scheduled to be completed in 2027. 

GO: Visit www.amaala.com for more information 

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