04 November 2019

The Red Sea Development Company (TRDSC), the developer behind the
ambitious Red Sea Development tourism project in Saudi Arabia, has announced
the awarding of the design contract for its international airport to Fosters +

By 2030, the destination’s international airport is expected to serve
one million annual tourists and visitors, the developer said. The airport is
due for completion in 2022.

In line with the company’s sustainability goals, the project will have
an eco-friendly and sustainable design. Its architecture will be informed by
the beauty of the surrounding landscape and represent the vision of The Red Sea
project, the statement added.

“Fosters + Partners and their engineering subconsultant, WSP Global,
have demonstrated their ability to deliver projects in line with world-class
development and our sustainability standards. We look forward to collaborating
with them to develop an innovative design that will enhance the visitor
experience, meet our sustainability goals and enable us to deliver an airport
for the future,” said said John Pagano, CEO at The Red Sea Development Company.

The Red Sea Project is an ambitious tourism and hospitality project,
with a new luxury destination being created on a vast site along the Red Sea.
The project will position Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map, the developer

The destination includes an archipelago of 90 untouched islands, dormant
volcanos, desert landscapes, mountains and cultural and natural attractions.

The Red Sea Project plans to welcome its first guests by the end of
2022. In addition to the dedicated airport, the first phase of the development
will include up to 14 hotels offering 3,000 rooms across five islands and two
inland sites, as well as commercial, retail and leisure facilities and other

Upon completion in 2030, the destination will deliver up to 8,000 hotel rooms across 22 islands and six inland sites. The annual number of visitors will be carefully managed to avoid over-tourism and ensure that every guest enjoys a uniquely memorable experience.

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