Amaala, a luxury development planned along Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast, has unveiled plans for a new international airport. The terminal and control tower has been designed by UK-based architectural and design firm Foster + Partners, and the main masterplan was designed by international consultancy and engineering outfit Egis.
The airport is due for completion in 2023 and is estimated to accommodate one million travelers per year once it officially opens. Among the list of amenities to be provided by the airport are climate-controlled hangars that will be available for private jets as well as a ground transfer service that is accessible from inside the arrival hangar.
Located within the Prince Mohammed bin Salman Natural Reserve, the 1,500 square mile (3,800km2 ) Amaala project is designed to blend wellness with creative and social offerings to take guests on journey of “holistic self-transformation”.
The development is slated to include the world’s top hotel brands and more than 800 residential villas, apartments and estate homes, alongside 200 high-end fashion and retail establishments, a contemporary arts museum and a wide variety of galleries, ateliers and artisan workshops, as well as signature dining and world-class marinas and sporting venues.