Saudi Arabia, known for its luxury resorts and historical landmarks, is now a vibrant hub for tourism and entertainment.
The Kingdom is on a relentless quest to redefine the future with state-of-the-art projects that seamlessly blend modernity with tradition. It is investing in a tomorrow where possibilities are boundless.
Here are 16 futuristic Saudi Arabia mega projects that are worth the wait.
AMAALA isn’t just for tourists; it’s a local luxury escape too.
The project will have 3,000 hotel rooms and will cover an area of 3,800 square kilometres.
For residents, It’s like having a small taste of paradise right at home. They get to enjoy really nice stuff and exciting cultural stuff too.
And for tourists, it’s the ultimate destination, combining Saudi culture with opulent luxury. It’s a must-visit spot for both locals and travelers alike.
2. THE LINE
THE LINE is set to redefine urban living with a futuristic twist.
This ambitious project envisions a 170-kilometer-long city with zero cars, zero streets, and zero carbon emissions.
It’s a glimpse into the future of urban design, right here in Saudi Arabia.
3. Diriyah Gate
Located just outside Riyadh, Diriyah Gate seamlessly integrates historical elements with modern aspects.
You can explore historical sites, enjoy entertainment, and stay in top-notch accommodations, all while experiencing Saudi Arabia’s rich heritage.
Diriyah Gate is Saudi Arabia’s timeless gem.
4. Winter at Tantora
Winter at Tantora is super special because it’s the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia, featuring a series of festivals.
It’s a lively spot infused with cultural richness, art, music, and a variety of exciting activities, including music, art, cooking, fashion, and even a citrus festival.
This event is like a showcase of all the awesome things in AlUla.
5. Sindalah Island
It not only offers underwater wonders and relaxation in the Red Sea but also provides a dreamy spot for nature-based experiences.
6. Discovery Adventures
Another upcoming project is Discovery Adventures in Saudi Arabia.
It’s a massive 3,000 square metres of excitement with interactive learning, fun activities, and thrilling rides like the Kingdom’s first Clip’N Climb hall and a Transformers-inspired ride.
Plus, there’s even more fun with an indoor spinning wheel, wave house, cinemas, bowling, karting, shops, and tasty food – perfect for an action-packed weekend.
7. Six Flags Qiddiya
An ultimate thrill-seeker’s paradise – Six Flags Qiddiya.
This huge theme park near Riyadh’s beautiful Tuwaiq mountains, which is opening in October 2024, is going to be the biggest Six Flags park ever (even bigger than Walt Disney World).
It will have 28 rides and attractions spread across six immersive lands – The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune, and Grand Exposition.
Fun for all with rides and more.
8. The Mukaab
Right in the heart of New Murabba, there’s something special – The Mukaab.
It’s more than just a spot; that’s going to transform Riyadh’s entire look and draw people from all around.
Stepping inside, you’ll discover fantastic entertainment, dining, shopping, and a whole new Riyadh experience.
TROJENA is the exciting new mountain getaway in NEOM.
Opening in 2026, it’s a snowy paradise for winter sports lovers, featuring skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating all year round.
You can enjoy breathtaking views, outdoor adventures, and vibrant festivals like yoga retreats, fashion weeks, art fairs, and food and music festivals throughout the year.
Located 50 kilometres from the Gulf of Aqaba, TROJENA covers nearly 60 square kilometres of mountains, offering subzero winters and a cool year-round environment.
10. Project Sama
The luxury motor yacht “Project Sama”, a collaboration between Aman and Cruise Saudi, is set to hit the waves in 2025.
It’s not your typical cruise ship; it boasts 50 lavish suites with private balconies, a serene Japanese garden, top-notch dining, two helipads, and even a beach club with direct sea access.
Aman’s expansion into the sea marks an exciting chapter in luxury travel, offering a whole new way to explore the world in style.
VIP voyages await on the 183-meter Project Sama.
11. King Salman Park
Riyadh’s King Salman Park is one of the largest urban parks in the world, which offers picnics, strolls, and family fun with gardens, play areas, and more.
It’s a must-visit spot for tourists and locals alike.
It’s like a little slice of paradise right in the city.
12. Nobu Restaurant and Hotels – Riyadh and Khobar
The upcoming Nobu project in Saudi Arabia has secured funding from the Tourism Development Fund (TDF).
This $63.5 million project will include a five-star hotel with 100+ rooms, 62 residential units, a luxurious Nobu restaurant, pools, a health center, gym, and event venues.
The Nobu Al Khobar Residences will even offer concierge services, in-residence Nobu dining, and priority access to Nobu events. Co-founded by Robert De Niro, this project aims to be completed by 2024 and will bring top-class amenities and stylish rooms to Riyadh and Khobar.
Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector is definitely on the rise!
13. The Red Sea Project
A 28,000 sq km paradise nestled along Saudi Arabia’s west coast with over 90 islands, stunning beaches, and unique natural wonders.
One special thing is the Red Sea’s fourth-largest barrier reef, full of colorful fish and sea creatures.
In 2023, they’re opening it up for visitors. You’ll have 8,000 rooms to choose from in 50 hotels and by 2030, they’ll even have 1,000 homes you can stay in.
The Red Sea has something for everyone, whether you’re a nature lover, a history buff, or just a visitor.
Pangeos, the upcoming floating city in Saudi Arabia shaped like a giant turtle, is set to make waves.
Designed by Italy’s Lazzarini studio, it’ll host up to 60,000 people and become the world’s largest floating structure with villas, apartments, a rooftop garden, mall, and beach club.
Pangeos will also feature a unique “Terashipyard” for direct sea access and will run on green energy from ocean waves and solar panels. Exciting! Right?
OXAGON, NEOM’s business hub, is one of Saudi Arabia’s upcoming project.
It’s set to be the world’s largest structure by 2030 with 90,000 residents, 70,000 jobs, and clean energy.
Plus, there’s the first-ever YOTEL with a robotic assistant, set to open in 2025.
16. The Rig
The Rig is Saudi Arabia’s game-changing tourist hotspot.
Situated by the Arabian Gulf, it’s a key part of Saudi Vision 2030, with a vast 150,000 square meters and a variety of resorts and adventure activities.
You’ll find three hotels, 800 rooms with incredible waterscape views, and eleven restaurants to satisfy your cravings.
If you’re an adventure seeker, The Rig is calling your name with bungee, board, and base jumping, plus the world’s largest offshore climbing wall.
- Plan ahead and check operating hours.
- Stay hydrated and respect local customs
- Learn basic Arabic phrases.
- Safety first, especially for adventure activities.
- Try local cuisine, support local businesses, and respect the environment.
Saudi Arabia is a wealth of varied adventures, and these futuristic mega projects are just the beginning.
Saudi Arabia has a little something for every traveler, be it a nature lover or a cultural enthusiast.
So, get ready to enjoy these exciting upcoming events.