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Updated April 2024

Situated along Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, Amaala is a planned luxurious wellness, cultural and tourist destination for holistic treatment and personal development. The Amaala Project will mark its entry into Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 as the project will open new areas of economic activity and drive economic development in the nation.

In this article, Wego will provide pertinent information you need to know about the Amaala project.

What is the Amaala project?

Amaala is an upscale destination owned by the Public Investment Fund and focuses on luxury tourism to attract visitors on transformative personal journeys. The development will comprise 3,900 hotel rooms, residential establishments, recreational facilities, a world-leading marine life institute and an iconic Yacht Club, all set within an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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Located within the Prince Mohammad bin Salman Natural Reserve on Saudi Arabia’s northwestern coast, the Amaala project consists of three sub-projects: The Coastal Development, Triple Bay and the Amaala Island.

The Coastal Development will be set as the hub of arts and culture; the Triple Bay will include a sports academy and resorts for holistic wellness retreats, while the Island will feature luxury villas and artist studios.

Triple Bay

 

Triple Bay offers a unique experience with its rich and innate ecosystem and temperate climate. The sparkling ocean and the beautiful coastline will present the world’s best wellness retreats, luxury resorts, recreational activities, a sports performance academy, and active sports club facilities, including equestrian, polo, camel racing, falconry, golf, and tennis. Here’s what you can expect to encounter at the Triple Bay:

  • Wellness Core
  • Marine Life Institute
  • 16 Hotels
  • Rock Hotel
  • 1325 Guest Accommodations
  • 435 Villas and Condominiums
  • Horsemanship
  • Polo
  • Camel racing
  • Falconry
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Yachting
  • Organic farms

The Coastal Development

Surrounded by a crystalline seascape, the Coastal Development will be the epicenter of global arts and culture. Here, you can expect a relaxed and uncrowded atmosphere, a contemporary art museum, and a cultural village.

The Cultural Village will feature the finest Arabian contemporary art with artisan galleries and several other installations. Here’s what you can expect to encounter at the Coastal Development:

  • Cultural village
  • Golf course and golf villas
  • 7 hotels
  • 400 Guest accommodations
  • 200 Villas and condominiums
  • Contemporary art museum and cultural events
  • A confluence for influencers and connoisseurs

The Island

The Amaala Island will have magnificent Arabian-themed botanical gardens and landscapes encompassing sophisticated private estate villas. One can also find beautiful works of art and sculptures surrounded by beachfront resorts and marinas. The residences will offer the utmost exclusivity and privacy in dramatic and exquisite locations, with the Amaala Resort being the most unique. Here’s what you can expect to encounter at Amaala Island:

  • Artists’ village
  • Private estate villas
  • 200 Villas and condominiums
  • 7 hotels
  • 400 Guest accommodations
  • Arabian-inspired botanical gardens
  • Underwater aquarium and museum
  • Artists Village and studios
  • Ateliers or craft shops
  • Exhibition and theater
  • Uber luxury beachfront resorts
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Amaala Project updates & news

In March 2023, Red Sea Global awarded an SR1 billion ($270 million) contract to KSA-based Al-Ayuni Investment and Contracting Co. for building the infrastructure and utilities under the project’s first phase. Selected on the basis of its technical capabilities, commercial competency, and global and regional credentials, Al-Ayuni will also maintain carbon neutrality during the construction in line with Amaala’s vision.

In July 2023, Red Sea Global announced a partnership with Equinox, a global leader in luxury lifestyle brands, to create Equinox AMAALA. The hotel, with a focus on sports, fitness and lifestyle, will comprise 128 keys, including two luxury penthouses as well as a suite of amenities such as several world-class culinary concepts, a magnesium salt rooftop pool, spa, Beach Club, and a signature Equinox Fitness Club. It will be a part of the Triple Bay development.

In March 2024, Red Sea Global announced its partnership with Four Seasons, a leading luxury hospitality brand, to develop a new luxury wellness resort at Triple Bay AMAALA. The Four Seasons Resort and Residences at Triple Bay in AMAALA will include 220 keys, consisting of rooms and suites, along with villas featuring private pools. Additionally, there will be 26 branded residential villas, all designed to provide stunning bay and sea views. These accommodations will set the stage for the renowned luxury service and experiences that Four Seasons is known for, catering to both guests and residents.

When will the Amaala Project be completed?

The first phase of Triple Bay, comprising eight hotels with 1,200 rooms, will be completed by 2024. The project has raised almost SAR 7 billion (USD 1.9 billion) for its first phase, and over 250 contracts worth over 5 billion riyals have been awarded to date.

Additionally, the first phase of AMAALA, which focuses on the Triple Bay master plan, is set to welcome its first guests in 2025. It will encompass 12 resorts, providing over 2,000 hotel keys in total.

Once completed, Amaala will have more than 3,900 hotel rooms across 29 hotels, approximately 1,200 residential villas and estate homes, alongside high-end retail establishments, and fine dining, wellness and recreational facilities.

Will the Amaala Project be environmentally friendly?

The Amaala project destination spans over 4,155 square kilometers of unspoiled terrain within the Prince Mohammad bin Salman Natural Reserve. Approximately 5% of the greenfield site will be developed, and the remainder will be used for conservation value.

 

Jay Rosen, the Amaala Project’s group chief financial officer, has stated that the project’s ultimate goal includes protecting, preserving and enhancing the environment and setting a new standard in sustainable development. This can be done by achieving green accreditation to venture into several other capital markets.

The Amaala brand promises a commitment to sustainability. It intends to operate with a zero-carbon footprint. Not only will it contribute to zero waste in landfills, but it will also ensure and sustainably source 50% of all food by 2030.

 

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