First NEOM island announced
SAUDI ARABIA: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, chairman of the NEOM board of directors, has announced the development of Sindalah, the first luxury island destination in NEOM and one of the most important projects supporting Saudi Arabia’s national tourism strategy.A main gateway to the Red Sea offering bespoke nautical experiences, Sindalah is expected to start welcoming guests from early 2024. It is anticipated that the development will create 3,500 jobs for the tourism sector and hospitality and leisure services.
Extending over an area of approximately 84ha (207.6 acres), Sindalah is one of a group of islands that will be developed in NEOM, each according to its unique vision and design.
His Royal Highness said: “This is another significant moment for NEOM and a major step in the kingdom realising its tourism ambitions under Vision 2030. Sindalah will be NEOM’s first luxury island and yacht club destination in the Red Sea, providing a scenic gateway to the Red Sea that will become the region’s most exciting and attractive tourism location. It will be a destination where travellers can experience the true beauty of NEOM and Saudi Arabia, above and below the water, making Sindalah the future of luxury travel.”
Sindalah is planned to reshape the luxury international yachting calendar by offering a new season for visitors and guests to enjoy. It will feature a prestigious 86-berth marina and offshore buoys to house superyachts, as well as 413 ultra-premium hotel rooms, 333 top-end serviced apartments, a beach club, yacht club, world-class golf course and 38 different dining options.