Saudi Arabia: new luxury resort in desert near Hegra

100 rooms with engaging cultural experiences for tourists

21 August, 13:04

    (ANSAmed) - NAPLES, AUGUST 21 - A new luxury resort is planned for the desert canyon area in AlUla, Saudi Arabia, which hosts the UNESCO World Heritage List site of Hegra, now known as Mada'in Salih. Gulf News said the new resort will be built by the government in partnership with the real estate group Habitats. The resort, described as sustainable hospitality in an inclusive ecosystem, will have 100 guest rooms. The first phase of construction foresees the building of 50 rooms and will be completed in the first three months of 2021, with construction continuing throughout next year. Amr Al Madani, CEO of the Saudi royal commission for AlUla, said work is already underway. "We are opening new opportunities for regional and international investors in the hospitality sector," he said. The area is in the country's northwest and the UNESCO site will reopen to visitors in October after maintenance work. The resort has been designed to blend with the landscape of AlUla and will launch experiments in elite tourism with engaging cultural experiences. The site of Hegra has signs of the presence of humans prior to the first millennium B.C. and later became part of the Nabataean Kingdom, the ancient civilization that left importance remains, such as the archaeological area of Petra, in Jordan.(ANSAmed). (ANSA).

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