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NEOM Latest: Drone Footage Reveals Remarkable Progress At The Line, Sindalah Island and Oxagon
NEOM Latest_ Drone Footage Reveals Remarkable Progress At The Line Sindalah Island and Oxagon

The latest drone footage of NEOM in Saudi Arabia shows remarkable progress on the $1 trillion gigaproject.

The footage shared by NEOM’s Chief Operating Officer, Giles Pendleton, shows progress rapid progress on several NEOM projects including The Line, Oxagon, and Sindalah Island.

The Line is planned to be 170km long and 500m high, with accommodation to host 9 million people.

Oxagon is planned as port of the future, and Sindalah Island is due to feature 3 high-end luxury resorts offering 413 rooms and 88 villas across 840,00 square meters.

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Progress: The LINE, Sindalah, and Oxagon

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The recent images shared by Pendleton underscore the sheer scale and momentum of NEOM’s projects. They stand as tangible proof of the massive excavations and avant-garde island resorts, effectively debunking any skepticism about the progress of these ambitious projects.

The LINE: A Vision of the Future

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In the heart of Saudi Arabia, a futuristic city is taking shape. This city, known as The LINE, is set to become the home of 9 million residents. 

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What makes The LINE unique is its design and vision. It’s a city built for people, not cars, and promises to bring daily necessities within a five-minute walk for its residents.

The Backbone of The LINE

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The LINE is designed to be a 170km long, 500m high city with a footprint of just 34 sq. km. This innovative city is being built without roads and cars, providing its residents with a unique urban experience. 

High-speed rail service will also serve as the backbone of The LINE, enabling people to travel from one end of the city to the other in just 20 minutes.

Sindalah: The Future of Luxury Resorts

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The Sindalah project is another remarkable feature of NEOM’s ambitious plans. The island destination is set to open its doors to guests this year. Covering an area of over 840,000 square meters, Sindalah is envisioned as a luxury island-cluster resort nestled in the Red Sea.

Unravelling Luxury at Sindalah

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Sindalah is set to redefine luxury with its high-end resorts, yacht club, and many luxury brands. It will feature three large hotels with 413 rooms, 88 villas, and 333 apartments arranged around a marina. With 86 piers and several golf courses.

Sindalah is poised to become a haven for luxury seekers with the hotels announced, including

  • Four Seasons Sindalah
  • The Autograph Collection Sindalah
  • The Luxury Collection Sindalah

Four Seasons Sindalah

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The Four Seasons Sindalah will provide a variety of upscale accommodations, featuring 225 guest rooms and suites that include terraces with stunning views of the Red Sea. 

Additionally, there are 52 villas to choose from, ranging from one to four bedrooms, each featuring plunge pools and picturesque beach views.

For a truly exclusive experience, guests can indulge in the presidential or royal villas, offering private swimming pools, fully equipped gyms, and access to private yacht docks. 

The renowned Italian firm Luca Dini Design and Architecture, known for its exceptional work in the superyacht industry, has meticulously designed the Four Seasons NEOM Resort. The resort’s aesthetic seamlessly combines elegance and sophistication, promising guests a truly remarkable experience.

The Autograph Collection Sindalah

The Autograph Collection property in Sindalah is expected to open in 2024 and is set to provide guests with memorable and immersive experiences. 

The resort will feature 66 rooms and suites, including one- and two-bedroom villas, as well as various dining options, a kids club, and a spa. These plans aim to leave a lasting impression on visitors.

The Luxury Collection Sindalah

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The Luxury Collection is set to unveil two properties in a highly-anticipated island destination, providing global travelers with access to some of the world’s most captivating locations. 

These properties, set to open in 2024, will offer unique and transformative experiences deeply rooted in the essence of the destination. One of the properties will be a beach resort with 70 luxurious rooms and suites, including exclusive one-, two—, three—, and four-bedroom villas equipped with private pools. 

The second project by Marriott, also scheduled to open in 2024, will be an all-suite hotel with 115 extravagant one-, two—, and three-bedroom suites, centrally located in the bustling retail and marina district of Sindalah. 

Both properties under The Luxury Collection will boast a variety of dining options and recreational amenities.

Oxagon: Reshaping Ports and Logistics

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The Oxagon project, another jewel in NEOM’s crown, is set to revolutionize ports and logistics. The design of Oxagon features an octagonal port, where part of the city is located on land while a significant portion extends into the Red Sea on a floating structure.

It will be a fully sustainable, zero-carbon city and the world’s first integrated port and supply chain ecosystem. 

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast near the town of Duba, Oxagon is expected to generate around 90,000 jobs by 2030.

Oxagon’s Unique Design

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Oxagon’s design is as unique as its vision. It is planned to be a floating port city to serve as a key connection point for ships traveling through the Suez Canal. 

The distinctively shaped octagonal port will be part land-based and part floating structure, extending into the sea. Alongside port facilities, the development will house a cruise terminal, an oceanographic research center, and luxury hotels.

  • YOTEL Oxagon
  • Hotel Indigo Oxagon
  • House Residence by Kerten Hospitality

YOTEL Oxagon

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YOTEL, a renowned global hospitality brand known for its innovative approach, has announced its first hotel agreement in Saudi Arabia. The property, which is expected to launch in 2025, will be the inaugural hotel in Oxagon. 

The hotel will be situated in the Research and Innovation (R&I) area of Oxagon and will focus strongly on cutting-edge technology. Featuring 300 rooms, the Yotel Hotel will showcase the brand’s distinctive robotic concierges, motorized SmartBeds, and fully integrated technologies. 

Guests will have access to Komyuniti, the brand’s versatile dining and co-working space, a round-the-clock fitness center, a Grab-and-Go Café, and meeting rooms for networking purposes.

Hotel Indigo Oxagon

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NEOM has signed a franchise agreement with IHG Hotels & Resorts, a leading hotel company, to establish a new Hotel Indigo location in Oxagon. This 250-key property will be located in Oxagon’s first residential community and will open in 2026. 

The Hotel Indigo in Oxagon will serve as a lifestyle hub, featuring various retail and dining options such as cafes, a pool lounge, and a specialty restaurant. Guests and residents can also access various leisure and wellness amenities, including a spa and 24-hour fitness center.

House Residence by Kerten Hospitality

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In 2025, Kerten Hospitality‘s venture, the House Residence, will be hosted by the Oxagon project in NEOM, focusing on residential living. With a goal to enhance human living experiences, the property will offer 200 serviced apartments.

The House Residence at Oxagon in NEOM represents more than just a building project, it represents a dedication to redefining living spaces, fostering vibrant communities, and transforming human experiences.

Countering the Skeptics

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The drone images shared by Pendleton offer a resounding rebuttal to those doubting the progress of NEOM’s projects. They showcase the world’s largest building site, stretching from the mountains to the sea.

In Pendleton’s words, “How do you answer the naysayers about the incredible work being done in NEOM? Show a cross-section of the world’s largest building site from the mountains to the sea.”

A New Dawn for Saudi Arabia

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With these ambitious projects, Saudi Arabia is paving the way for a new era. The LINE, Sindalah, and Oxagon are not just developments; they represent the future of urban living, luxury resorts, ports, and logistics. 

As these projects continue to take shape, they promise to transform the landscape of Saudi Arabia and set a new benchmark for future developments worldwide.

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The new images shared by Giles Pendleton offer a fascinating glimpse into the future. They underscore the rapid strides being made by NEOM’s flagship projects – The LINE, Sindalah, and Oxagon. 

These projects are not just reshaping the landscape of Saudi Arabia; they are setting a new benchmark for the world. As these projects take shape, the world watches with bated breath, eager to see the future unfold.

More NEOM Unveiled Projects


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Set to open in 2028, Leyja is an upcoming destination on the Gulf of Aqaba that will showcase three luxurious hotels under the management of the Habitas group.


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Epicon is set to transform Saudi Arabia into a luxurious coastal tourist spot, showcasing magnificent skyscrapers, a high-end hotel, a lavish resort, and residential areas along the Gulf of Aqaba.


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Located along the Gulf of Aqaba coastline in the northwest region of Saudi Arabia, Siranna offers a unique and luxurious tourism experience. 

This innovative and opulent hotel is shaped like a hexagon and will consist of 65 rooms and 35 private residences, providing guests with breathtaking views of the Red Sea.


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Utamo is a vibrant and modern hub for arts and entertainment located on the Gulf of Aqaba coast in Saudi Arabia. Surrounded by mountains, this destination seamlessly combines the beauty of nature with advanced technology. 

The entrance features a verdant garden pathway that leads to a towering 64-meter entry into the magnificent grand hall.


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Located on the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba, Norlana is a prestigious and top-notch waterfront destination. Designed as an elite community, Norlana has a luxurious hotel, luxurious mansions, seaside villas, homes, a marina for superyachts, and a magnificent 18-hole golf course.


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Aquellum is a modern hub for living situated on the Gulf of Aqaba, effortlessly blending luxury and the natural environment. 

This unique escape is hidden amidst a mountain sanctuary that stands at a height of 450 meters. It combines grand architecture with cutting-edge technology to give guests a forward-thinking and exceptional stay.


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Located along the stunning Gulf of Aqaba, Zardun is a high-end ecotourism resort that boasts four luxurious buildings and three unique boutique hotels. With a total of 100 rooms and suites, Zardun seamlessly blends modern luxury with the beauty of the surrounding landscape.


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Xaynor is an exclusive beachfront private members club located along the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba coastline. 

With its stunning architectural design and thoughtfully curated interior, Xaynor aims to offer discreet luxury experiences for guests with a superb location nestled between the pristine coastline and the mountains of NEOM.

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