Saudi Arabia has recently embarked on a massive tourism project that saw the kingdom invest millions into several parts of the country and now Amaala, a project that would transform the desert area into a luxury tourist destination located on the north-western coast of Saudi Arabia.

AMAALA on the map

Amaala Saudi Arabia

Source: Google Maps

To get people there, the project would also include a luxurious International airport catering to future guests that visit Amaala. Don’t worry if this is the first time you’ve heard about Amaala, the project was meant to break ground only this year and is part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 roadmap.

The airport would be completed by 2023 with the capacity to handle 1 million passengers annually with the design inspired by a desert mirage. UK based architectural and design firm Foster + Partners designed the terminal and control tower while the airport master plan is overseen by Egis an International consultancy and Engineering group.

Given that the destination is set to serve high net worth individuals, the airport would cater to private jet users with climate-controlled hangars. The passenger experience throughout the airport akin to a private members club that would ooze luxury and provide a relaxed atmosphere. Commercial aircraft would also be a user of the aerodrome.

In addition to providing a seamless experience from aircraft to resort, the airport would be incorporating the highest environmental design & sustainability standards featuring the latest technology while being operationally versatile.

BUSIEST ROUTES IN THE MIDDLE EAST BY SEATS IN 2019

Middle East Busiest Routes 2019 by Seats

Source: OAG

Aviation in Saudi Arabia has been growing steadily during the past few years, with the country accounting for 6 out of the 7 Busiest Routes by Seats in the Middle East region while Jeddah to Riyadh being the 8th busiest domestic route in the world for 2019.

With the Kingdom pushing to increase tourist arrivals into the country, these figures could further increase in the years to come unless COVID-19 has other plans.

Sources: Arab News & CPP Luxury