Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has announced ‘Soudah Peaks’, an ultra-luxury tourism project in the tallest peak in the country which stands at an altitude of 3015 m above sea level. The master plan of the project, which will have 940 hotel rooms and 391 villas, was unveiled by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia Mohammed bin Salman.
Guests at the facility would be able to enjoy a royal stay in a hilly area covered with clouds and mist amidst greenery. The project aims to attract more international tourists to Saudi Arabia and would be mainly located in the Al Soudah mountain in the Asir region, which lies in the southwestern part of the country. Some areas in Rijal Almaa also would be covered under the project.
Officials at Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that another aim of the project is to diversify the economy of the country.
“The project will offer a special experience for tourists. It will preserve the environment as well as the rich culture and heritage of the region,” said Mohammed bin Salman, who is the chairman of Saudah Development director board.
The project hopes to contribute Saudi riyals 29 billion to the country’s GDP by expanding the tourism and entertainment industry and attracting investments. It also aims to create thousands of direct and indirect employment opportunities.
Authorities said that the project would make Saudi Arabia a major tourism destination in the world. “Around two million visitors are expected at Saudah Peaks every year when the project is opened in 2033. Separate development projects will be implemented in six zones. Facilities would include luxury hotels; hill resorts; artistic, cultural, sports and entertainment centres; cottages with all facilities on the hillsides and apartment complexes,” they said.