Project Location: Saudi Arabia.
Value: USD 500 000 000.
Deadline: 31 Dec 2030.
The new international airport, once completed, is likely to serve one million tourists and visitors every year by 2030. One of the world’s most ambitious tourism and hospitality projects, The Red Sea Project is aimed at positioning Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map. The project is a major development being built over 28,000 square kilometres on Saudi Arabia’s west coast with the aim of creating a new luxury tourism destination.
Upon completion in 2030, the destination will deliver up to 8,000 hotel rooms across 22 islands and six inland sites. The annual number of visitors will be carefully managed to avoid over-tourism and ensure that every guest enjoys a uniquely memorable experience. The airport, which is due for completion in 2022, will serve an estimated one million tourists per year with a schedule of domestic and international flights, and a peak of 900 passengers per hour.
In line with the company’s sustainability goals, the airport will have an eco-friendly and sustainable design. Its architecture will be informed by the natural beauty of the surrounding landscape and represent the vision of The Red Sea project. The Red Sea Airport has been envisaged as a gateway to one of the most unique resorts in the world and an integral part of the visitor experience.
Smart technology will play a vital role in the development of the airport and it was key to work with a company who could assemble a team with the skills to ensure the airport would be smart by design. The airport will be the visitor’s first experience of the destination.