The Red Sea, Saudi Arabia
Located 500km north of Jeddah, The Red Sea spans 28,000km2 in western Saudi Arabia and is set to be one of Saudi’s most exciting tourism developments. A vast archipelago of more than 90 islands, with pristine waters, sweeping desert dunes, mountains, dormant volcanoes and cultural and heritage sites, The Red Sea will be home to 50 hotels across island and inland sites as well as luxury marinas, golf courses, culinary offerings and other leisure activities. Sustainability is at the heart of The Red Sea, and the destination will go beyond sustainability to have a regenerative impact on the environment, delivering a 30% net conservation benefit to local eco-systems by 2040 by enhancing biologically diverse habitats. The Red Sea will also be carbon neutral once fully operational and 100% powered by renewable energy.
Why 2024: Marking the first phase and opening in 2024 on Shura Island is Jumeirah The Red Sea. Offering a range of accommodation options, from spacious rooms and suites to stunning pool and beach villas, Jumeirah The Red Sea will embody The Red Sea ethos, whilst retaining the exceptional hospitality service for which Jumeirah is renowned. The hotel will epitomise ‘barefoot luxury’, offering a unique single-story architectural design by Foster + Partners, with elements of the hotel connected by a sand covered ‘Ribbon Path’ to ensure that guests feel immersed in the natural beauty of Shura Island. As with Jumeirah’s hotels internationally, exceptional dining experiences will be at forefront of Jumeirah The Red Sea, with the hotel welcoming several of the brand’s home-grown concepts including the southern European inspired SAL, and Nikkei Peruvian Kayto. The hotel will also be home to Jumeirah’s celebrated Talise Spa, offering indoor and outdoor treatment rooms.
Dubai is one of the most famous destinations in the world, and for good reason – each year the city sees numerous new and exciting hotels, restaurants, attractions and events.
Why 2024: Amongst an exciting programme of annual events including Dubai Fashion Week, Art Dubai and Dubai Rugby Sevens, the city will celebrate several new hotel openings in 2024 including the hotly anticipated new lifestyle destination Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab. Designed by Shaun Killa – who is behind some of Dubai’s most interesting buildings including the Dubai Opera House and The Museum of the Future – Jumeirah Marsa Al Arab, nestled in a peninsula at the heart of Dubai’s most exclusive beach, features a hotel with 387 rooms and suites, 82 luxury residences, an 82-berth superyacht marina by D-marin, and a range of curated dining experiences. With five pools set in lush landscaping, 10 restaurants and 9 bars crafted by internationally acclaimed designers, and all rooms and residences featuring unobstructed views of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the shimmering Arabian Gulf, it’s an undisputable new go-to destination in Dubai. Additionally, the impressive 3,500 square metre spa set over three floors completes the offering, providing female-only spaces and 13 treatment rooms, each with a private terrace and captivating views over the Arabian Peninsula.