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It’s anticipated that the first visitors to the Red Sea’s Ummahat Islands of Saudi Arabia would be able to check in the following year. This project is one of the numerous giga-projects now under construction in Saudi Arabia, along with others like the cutting-edge megacity of NEOM in the north-west and entertainment-centric Qiddiya on the outskirts of Riyadh.

Ritz-Carlton Reserve will soon open its doors on the low-lying islands and in view of the recent images circulating on social media, construction on this luxury development scheme is well under way and ready for occupancy. John Pagano, CEO of the Red Sea Development Company said that the first hotel visitors will be able to check in for stays starting in 2023.

The Ritz-Carlton Nujuma will join only five other Ritz-Carlton Reserves in the world, with the Saudi Arabian outpost being its sixth. The ultra-exclusive hospitality brand by Marriott will mix luxury accommodations and service with a strong focus on regenerative tourism and an on-site conservation project. It will combine indigenous design and highly individualized services.

The island getaway in the Red Sea is anticipated to be finished by 2030, with phase one opening in 2023. It will include 50 resorts and around 8,000 hotel rooms dispersed across 22 islands. Along with Jumeirah, one of the most well-known hotel chains in the United Arab Emirates, other upscale hotel brands planning to visit the area include St. Regis, Six Senses, and Raffles. As part of the project’s initial phase, sixteen hotels are anticipated to open.