Saudi’s NEOM unveils its 1st luxury island destination ‘Sindalah’

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Prime Minister, and Chairman of the NEOM Company 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 to enjoy its exquisite facilities and exclusive offerings from early 2024.

It is anticipated that the development will create 3,500 jobs for the tourism sector and hospitality and leisure services. The development, extending over an area of approximately 840,000 square meters, is one of a group of islands that will be developed in NEOM.

Crown Prince said that, “This is another significant moment for NEOM and a major step in the Kingdom realizing 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 travelers can experience the true beauty of NEOM and Saudi Arabia, above and below the water, making Sindalah the future of luxury travel.”

Sindalah will feature an 86-berth marina, an ideal destination for accommodating luxury vessels, while offshore buoys will house superyachts. The destination will also offer 413 ultra-premium hotel rooms, in addition to 333 top-end serviced apartments. Additional amenities include a luxe beach club, a yacht club, and 38 unique culinary offerings.

Sindalah is also expected to become a popular golfing destination by offering enthusiasts the opportunity to experience a world-class 6,474-yard (5,920 meters) par 70 course. With its 18 tees, the Sindalah golf course will deliver two unique nine-hole experiences, according to the statement.

Building on its ability to design new tourism opportunities from the ground up, NEOM is working with world-class leisure and hotel brands to make Sindalah an exclusive and glamorous destination in the Red Sea for the world’s yachting community.

“NEOM is developing the island to be a premium destination surrounded by a stunning and diverse marine environment which has one of the world’s most beautiful coral reserves,” as per the statement.

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