Saudia announces the launch of the global Red Sea project

Published on : Tuesday, August 1, 2017

red seaA major new international project was announced by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman called the Red Sea that encompasses a 30,000 square kilometer of islands, beaches and other attractions.


The project is inspired by Maldives and there will be resorts on more than 50 natural islands between the cities of Umluj and Al-Wajh in collaboration with major hospital operators.


It aims to attract tourists with keen interest in culture,history and nature through the ruins of Madain Saleh, which is regarded as the kingdom’s first UNESCO Heritage Site and has  a natural reserve with flora and fauna.


There will be ample opportunities to explore extinct volcanoes of the nearby Harat Alrahat. One can also get the chance to see the coral reefs off the shore through diving tours.


The  Red Sea development is  a joint project undertaken by the sovereign wealth fund, the Public investment fund and is a part of a new “qualitative” focus on tourism and hospitality as a part of the Vision 2030 reforms.


This development will promote international tourism by opening new vistas to the world but it is still not known that the kingdom will change its strict visa policy of allowing foreign visitors for various purpose.


It was reported that it will fetch 35,00 jobs , boost the local tourism by  $4bn and bring in more than one million visitors annually.

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