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A New Ritz-Carlton Resort is Coming To Al Khobar Thanks To Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund
Saudi Tourism Fund to Finance A New 130 Luxury Hotel Rooms Ritz-Carlton Resort at Al Khobar

A new Ritz-Carlton Resort is coming to Al Khobar, thanks to Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Development Fund, and is due to feature 130 Luxury Hotel Rooms and suites together with 48 chalets and upscale restaurants.

Al Khobar’s tourism is poised for growth as the Saudi Tourism Development Fund partners with RC Beach Real Estate Fund to develop the city’s first beach resort, Ritz-Carlton Khobar. Key contributors include Al Fozan Holding (parent company of Retal Development), Mansour Bin Jumah & Sons Holding Co., and Bank AlJazira.

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Saudi Arabia’s Tourism Evolution

Saudi Arabia has been making monumental strides in transforming its tourism sector. The nation’s Vision 2030 plan seeks to diversify the economy and reduce the reliance on oil revenues. 

As part of this vision, the country is investing heavily in its tourism sector, aiming to increase the contribution of tourism to its GDP from 3% to 10%. The forthcoming Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar resort underlines this commitment.

The Ritz-Carlton’s Entry into Al Khobar

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The Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar, announced at the prestigious Cityscape event in Riyadh, is a significant addition to the Saudi Arabian luxury hospitality sector. The resort, overlooking the mesmerizing Arabian Gulf, marks the Ritz-Carlton’s debut in the eastern region of Saudi Arabia.

The Resort: A Haven of Luxury

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The resort sprawls over 99,917 square meters, designed to provide an immersive luxury experience. With 130 hotel rooms and suites, including villas and 48 chalets, the resort is primed to cater to discerning travelers seeking a blend of comfort, luxury, and local culture.

Luxury Accommodation

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Every accommodation option at the Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar has been designed with an eye for detail and a commitment to luxury. The rooms, suites, villas, and chalets offer a blend of traditional aesthetics and modern amenities, promising a stay that’s both comfortable and memorable.


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Hospitality is complete with a fulfilling gastronomic experience. The resort will house multiple upscale restaurants, offering a variety of cuisines to satiate every palate.

Wellness and Fitness

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For those who prioritize wellness, the resort offers a spa and a range of fitness facilities. Whether you wish to indulge in a rejuvenating spa session or maintain your fitness routine, The Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar has got you covered.

Business Facilities

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Understanding the needs of business travelers, the resort also features meeting rooms equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, ensuring your business needs are well catered to.

A Nod to Local Architecture

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The design of the Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar is a tribute to local architecture. The resort is set to be a visual delight, offering numerous Instagrammable spots for guests and visitors.

More Luxury Hotels on the Horizon

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The Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar is not the only luxury hotel opening its doors in Saudi Arabia. The St. Regis Riyadh and The Langham Diriyah will launch soon, adding to the country’s growing luxury hospitality portfolio.

The Ultimate Goal: A Safer Digital Environment for Children

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While the Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar resort promises to be a haven for luxury seekers, it’s worth noting that the broader aim of Saudi Arabia’s tourism transformation is not just economic diversification. 

The nation is also committed to creating a safer digital environment for children, as discussed at the third Global Cybersecurity Forum in Riyadh.

Luxurious Travel Destination

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The forthcoming Ritz-Carlton Al Khobar resort is a testament to Saudi Arabia’s commitment to transforming its tourism landscape. 

With its unique blend of luxury, comfort, and local culture, the resort promises to deliver an unparalleled guest experience, further solidifying Saudi Arabia’s position as a top luxury travel destination.

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