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NEOM: Your Ultimate Guide to The NEOM Giga Project
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What is NEOM?

NEOM is an ambitious vision of the future being brought to life by Saudi Arabia. NEOM is a $500 billion giga project to revolutionize lifestyles and work patterns. It is funded by Saudi Arabia’s immense sovereign wealth fund, The Public Investment Fund (The PIF), which has assets under management in the region of $800 billion.

The name NEOM originates from the blending of two distinct words. The term’s initial three alphabets are borrowed from the antiquated Greek prefix neo-, which signifies ‘New.’ The letter ‘M’ is extracted from ‘Mustaqbal,’ a term in Arabic that translates to ‘future.’

It was driven by His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, the Crown Prince and the Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the NEOM Company. ‘M’ also stands for the inaugural alphabet of the Crown Prince’s name, Mohammed bin Salman. 

The NEOM giga project currently covers 16 distinct regions, with 12 regions combined under MAGNA, a 120 kilometers lifestyle coastal destination, on the beautiful coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. NEOM regions include:

NEOM has also launched The Neom Investment Fund (NIF) and are supporting multiple cutting edge projects to help position NEOM as a city of the future including:

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Where is NEOM Located?

NEOM LOCATION: RED SEA GULF OF AQABA
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NEOM is located on the Red Sea coast in the northwest Tabuk Province of Saudi Arabia. Its unique location offers both sun-soaked beaches and snow-capped mountains that provide residents and travelers with enhanced livability while protecting 95% of the natural landscape. 

NEOM offers an incredible 468km of pristine Red Sea coast line.

It’s projected that roughly a tenth of global trade already flows via the Red Sea, and according to the project’s leaders, NEOM is just a four-hour airplane ride from nearly 40 percent of the world’s population, facilitating a highly accessible tourist destination and presents a great opportunity for business investors.

“THE LINE will tackle the challenges facing humanity in urban life today and will shine a light on alternative ways to live. We cannot ignore the livability and environmental crises facing our world’s cities, and NEOM is at the forefront of delivering new and imaginative solutions to address these issues. NEOM is leading a team of the brightest minds in architecture, engineering, and construction to make the idea of building upwards a reality.”

His Royal Highness Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Chairman of the NEOM Company Board of Directors

Key Facts About NEOM

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  • The enormity, aspiration, and vision of the initiative itself are breathtaking. What distinguishes NEOM uniquely is its harmonious blend of innovative blueprints and cutting-edge technologies with a clear dedication to Saudi hospitality.
  • Fueled by clean energy, as a hub for innovation and creativity, and powered by wind and solar energy, this futuristic city is designed to integrate artificial intelligence, robotics, and human-machine fusion into everyday life. The exceptional features don’t end there either.
  • The NEOM city is set to host some of the world’s most ambitious mega-projects like NEOM’s mountain destination TROJENA, NEOM’s linear city The LINE, and NEOM’s center for advanced and clean industries, OXAGON.
  • Major defining investments include Pony AI, Regent Sea Gliders, NEOM McLaren, ENOWA and Boom Supersonic to help make NEOM a city of the future.

The NEOM is s actively progressing on several mega-projects, each with unique features. Here are all the new NEOM projects that you can look forward to:

SINDALAH ISLAND

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Sindalah, the first physical showcase of NEOM, is set to redefine luxury tourism. Located in the beautiful Red Sea, this unparalleled island destination is designed to be a unique blend of sophisticated technology, sustainable design, and breathtaking natural beauty.

From an exclusive beach club and a yacht club to a wellness center, Sindalah offers many high-end amenities. It is due to house 51 luxury retail outlets, lavish hotels, and a substantial marina, promising nothing but the best in this round-the-year destination.

A Yachting Hub

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Sindalah is designed to be an unmatched destination for yacht owners and yachting enthusiasts. With an 86-berth marina and 75 offshore buoys, it’s poised to become a new spot for the world’s most spectacular vessels.

To propel Sindalah towards its vision of becoming a premier yachting destination, NEOM has partnered with JLS Yachts, aiming to transform Sindalah, one of NEOM’s 41 islands, into a global yachting hotspot. 

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Additionally, in a significant move to position Sindalah as a luxurious destination for yacht owners worldwide, NEOM is collaborating with the MB92 group, specializing in superyacht repair and maintenance. 

This partnership is pivotal in establishing a new luxury yacht repair center at Sindalah.

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To help NEOM become global hub for the yachting community it has as partnered with BURGESS, the world-renowned superyacht provider, to offer premium yachting services for Sindalah Island.

A Golfers’ Paradise

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NEOM aims to develop an ultra-luxurious nine-hole beachfront golf course on the highly exclusive Sindalah island, collaborating with IMG Golf Course Services as part of the project.

Spanning 6,474 yards (5,920 meters) throughout the year, the golf course will have a par 70 layout comprising nine holes and 18 teeing points, complete with a 280-meter driving range.

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Sindalah Island offers more than just golf. The island will host a sports club overseen by IMG Golf Course Services, featuring a modern gym, an Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa amenities, and diverse sports courts, providing a comprehensive and well-rounded sporting experience.

With these partnerships, NEOM is committed to nurturing raw, untouched landscapes. Sindalah Island, with its majestic peaks and spectacular coastal waters, is designed to be a new model for sustainable tourism. 

Hotels on Sindalah Island

Marriott International has signed an agreement with NEOM to open three luxury hotels on Sindalah Island.

Marriott International’s multi-property agreement with NEOM promises to deliver a unique blend of luxury and innovation. The deal includes the first-ever Autograph Collection Hotels property in Saudi Arabia, along with two Luxury Collection properties.

“NEOM is one of the most highly-anticipated developments in the world and we look forward to working with its team to develop these three exciting properties”

Jerome Briet, chief development officer, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Marriott International.

On completion Sindalah Island is due to feature 400 ultra-premium hotel rooms and 300 luxurious suites, a beach club, a world class yacht club, and 38 high end restaurants.

THE LINE

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As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, innovative solutions are required to address the significant challenges that arise from population growth, pollution, inefficiency, and inequality. Enter THE LINE at NEOM, a revolutionary project poised to change the game for work, living, and sustainability.

The project is designed to accommodate around nine million residents upon completion by 2045, making it the primary home for most of NEOM’s population. 

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THE LINE, a central part of the grand vision for NEOM, is designed to be a city like no other. It is a vertical city with a minimal footprint, spanning 170 kilometers and reaching 500 meters high. 

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The line is located within Neom on the Red Sea to the northwest of Saudi Arabia, with diverse terrain that includes red-desert expanses and snow-topped mountains with views of the Gulf of Aqaba. 40% of the world is less than 6 hours away by air, and 13% of global trade passes through the Suez Canal.

Unique Vertical City

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The most unique aspect of THE LINE is its vertical design. Residents can travel easily between different “modules” or communities, each housing around 80,000 people. This vertical structure allows for efficient travel, eliminating the need to go down to ground level to get from one side of the city to another.

A Zero Carbon City

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NEOM City’s commitment to sustainability is embodied in THE LINE’s design, which plans to run entirely on renewable energy sources. This makes it the first city in the world to operate with a zero-carbon footprint, putting it at the forefront of sustainable urban development.

Sustainable and Smart Infrastructure

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In line with its sustainability goals, NEOM City plans to use remineralized desalinated water and reduce water wastage through an efficient vertical system. Additionally, the city’s energy and water systems can be monitored at every point, enhancing efficiency.

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Following their commitment to environmental sustainability, Kuehne+Nagel has been appointed to transport components of 190 wind turbine generators and 67 towers for Envision Energy. 

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Kuehne+Nagel, a Swiss-based logistics giant, has recently secured a significant contract to transport 1.4 Million Freight Tonnes of goods for the NEOM project in Saudi Arabia, marking a major step in the company’s sustainability pledge and commitment towards a renewable energy future.

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The Line is a significant development for Kuehne+Nagel and the renewable energy sector. The company’s commitment to sustainable logistics and expertise in the field makes it an excellent partner for this significant endeavor. 

With NEOM City, Saudi Arabia is leading the charge towards a future of sustainable and technologically advanced urban living. As The LINE continues to develop, the world watches in anticipation, ready to witness a new chapter in urban evolution. The future is not only bright; it’s green.

TROJENA

Located within the futuristic city project of NEOM, Trojena is emerging as a gem in the grand vision of this initiative. Offering a unique blend of natural beauty and futuristic innovation, Trojena is set to redefine the concept of mountain resorts and destinations. 

Trojena is located 50 kilometers from the Gulf of Aqaba coast, with elevations ranging from 1,500 to 2,600 meters, and will cover an area of approximately 60 square kilometers.

Its location in a mountainous area bestows it with a unique climate, with snow in the winter and cooler summer temperatures. These geographical features and the variety of recreational activities make Trojena an integral part of NEOM’s diverse offerings. 

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The inclusion of The First W Hotel in Saudi Arabia is poised to establish Trojena as a premier tourism destination, aligning it with renowned luxury travel brands. 

The W Hotel will be nestled within the Lake Village, a residential, hospitality, and commercial hub that sits directly at the water’s edge. The Lake Village will be home to a 2.8-kilometer-long architectural lake, an enchanted forest, and waterfront adventure activities, ensuring a diverse range of experiences for residents and visitors alike.

These hotels are expected to be crucial in establishing Trojena’s prominence as a venue for significant global conferences, exhibitions, and prestigious events.

TROJENA is undergoing development to transform into a year-round hub for adventure sports. The project encompasses the creation of a ski village, various retail outlets, restaurants, sports facilities, and an engaging nature reserve. 

TROJENA Snow Resort

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NEOM has recently announced notable advancements in TROJENA Snow Resort, an impressive year-round snow resort in the Tabuk region’s highest mountain range. 

TROJENA represents NEOM’s inaugural sub-zero snow destination, providing an outdoor ski resort experience throughout the year.

330-Meter Crystalline Skyscraper

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Something remarkable is taking shape in the magnificent landscape of Saudi Arabia’s upcoming Trojena Ski Resort. Zaha Hadid Architects, the globally acclaimed British architectural firm, has unveiled a breathtaking new vision: Discovery Tower.

It is due to stand at a height 330 meters and embodies a glittering crystalline design; this skyscraper is set to be an iconic masterpiece, redefining the skyline and standing as a testament to the promise of NEOM.

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TROJENA’s unique blend of natural beauty and technological innovation is a future beacon. The opportunity to create something unique and leave a tangible legacy makes TROJENA such an exciting project.

Trojena is set to become an ultra-luxury powerhouse, hosting a variety of luxury hotels including the W Hotel, JW Marriott, Anantara Trojena resort, and the Chedi Trojena. With a completion date set for 2026, Trojena is due to host the Asian Winter Games in 2029, promising an unforgettable experience for visitors.

NEOM OXAGON

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OXAGON is more than just another name in the industry. It’s a transformative force, a paradigm shift. It is helmed by industry leaders with years of experience and a vision that is set to redefine the world as we know it. The port of Neom is designed to help NEOM connect physically and digitally to the rest of the world.

OXAGON is envisioned as a hub for innovators and entrepreneurs, seamlessly blending industries and technology with the natural environment. Aligned with Vision 2030, OXAGON is set to become the world’s largest floating structure, handling 13 percent of global trade passing through the Suez Canal.

OXAGON aims to become fully equipped next generation port with an integrated supply chain system offering global connectivity.

The city’s ambitious goals also include accommodating 90,000 residents and generating 70,000 jobs by 2030. As a city powered entirely by clean energy, OXAGON aims to redefine the landscape of work, living, and overall sustainability.

In 2023, Kerten Hospitality became one of the first operators chosen for NEOM’s Oxagon project, where it will debut a House Residence branded property featuring 200 serviced apartments due to open in 2025.

OXAGON’s Green Credentials

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In pursuing a future that prioritizes sustainability and environmental friendliness, NEOM Green Hydrogen Company (NGHC) has achieved a significant milestone, symbolized by the first shipment of 250 wind turbines to be assembled at the Wind Garden site for the largest green hydrogen plant in the world.

OXAGON is the host city for NGHC’s facility and the city is the city is set to build an advanced and clean industrial ecosystem.

NEOM MAGNA

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Magna is a luxury coastal destination situated along the picturesque coast of the Gulf of Aqaba. Magna is set to feature 15 luxury hotels and 2,500 premier residences scattered throughout its locations, Magna boasts stunning views of the Gulf of Aqaba and the surrounding terrain.

Luxury Lifestyle Coastal Destination

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The careful planning and focus on details in Magna’s master plan is a clear demonstration. The project includes two high-end hotels, a total of 1,600 rooms, suites, and apartments, seamlessly combining a wide range of world class facilities and experiences.

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Magna’s pledge to redefine luxury living is reflected in its remarkable selection of residential options. With a total of 2,500 high-end units, ranging from villas and mansions to apartments, these lavish hotels and resorts boast breathtaking views of the Gulf of Aqaba and its surrounding scenery.

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These residencies are created to meet the refined preferences of the wealthiest individuals, seamlessly combining cutting-edge facilities with architectural excellence, resulting in a truly luxurious living encounter.

MAGNA Regions

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The Jaumur community, known for its diverse mix of residents and impressive marina with 6,000 homes and 500 apartments, is just one of the 12 destinations within Magna. Each of these destinations boasts remarkable architectural feats that are sure to make a lasting impact. Magna region includes:

NEOM LEYJA

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NEOM Leyja, a splendid sanctuary nestled along the captivating Gulf of Aqaba, is a testament to the power of nature, history, and mythology. A place that is bound to leave you spellbound, where you can unwind, recharge, and soak in the serene surroundings.

An integral part of NEOM’s ongoing pledge to transform into a versatile destination, Leyja is paving the way towards bolstering the Kingdom’s tourism industry in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030. 

With its eco-luxurious offerings, Leyja is not just a tourism spot but a beacon of broader conservation aspirations. NEOM plans to designate a significant portion of its land as a nature reserve throughout its cities and destinations. Leyja guarantees the preservation of 95% of its area for natural purposes. 

Sustainable Hotels

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The first property, The Adventure Hotel, is tailored explicitly for dynamic exploration. Situated uniquely within the cliff top and valley sides, it is ideal for individuals interested in exhilarating activities such as rock climbing nearby.

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The second property, The Oasis Hotel, emerges from the rocky surroundings, taking a prominent position at the center of the wadi’s most extensive oasis. 

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The third property, The Wellness Hotel, is an all-encompassing wellness sanctuary that promotes longevity. It facilitates the natural flow of the wadi through the center of the property, creating an engaging experience for visitors.

These properties will provide 120 elegant boutique rooms and suites, distributed equally with 40 keys at each hotel.

A Beacon of Hope

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NEOM Leyja is a beacon of hope and a symbol of the future of eco-tourism. With its breathtaking landscapes and commitment to conservation, Leyja is poised to become a destination for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience.

NEOM EPICON

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NEOM Epicon, an ultra-luxury hotel, resort, and residential destination, is set to redefine the standards of living and vacationing. Enveloped by an astonishing landscape, the location promises to provide a truly immersive and life-affirming experience.

Nested at the northern limits, on the Gulf of Aqaba, Epicon is designed to offer unrivaled views of the coastal plain, standing out elegantly amidst dramatic surroundings.

Ultra Futuristic Towers at Epicon

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Epicon’s architectural splendor is defined by its two stunning towers. Emerging like a glistening mirage in NEOM’s desert scenery, these towers are due to stand at heights of 225 meters and 275 meters, respectively. Within these towers will be an ultra-premium 41-key hotel and upscale residences featuring 14 suites and apartments.

Ultimate Luxury

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Close to these soaring skyscrapers lies the Epicon resort. Serving as a sanctuary of tranquility and luxury, the resort is due to feature 120 rooms and 45 elegant residential beach villas. Seamlessly blending luxury with serenity, the resort is designed to provide a distinctive escape from the monotony of everyday life.

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Epicon’s residents and visitors will have unrestricted entry to top-tier facilities. These encompass a high end and cutting-edge fitness center, a fully equipped library, invigorating swimming pools, and tranquil lounges. 

Epicon’s residences and beach villas are designed to deliver new levels of livability. These luxurious homes are due to feature cutting-edge innovations that elevate the standard of living, making NEOM Epicon the epitome of iconic living.

SIRANNA

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NEOM’s Siranna is a revolutionary concept in the realm of luxury hospitality. It’s where nature’s untouched beauty meets innovative architecture, creating a serene space that evokes a sense of tranquility and originality.

The futuristic and ultra-luxurious Siranna is due to feature a 65-room hotel and 35 exclusive residences designed with hexagonal pillars, offering uninterrupted views of the Red Sea. 

Location

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Positioned strategically along the Gulf of Aqaba coastline in the northwest region of Saudi Arabia, the Siranna retreat, crafted by Woods Bagot, provides guests with seamless vistas of the Red Sea. The tiered design of the property ensures a variety of perspectives for the ultimate viewing experience.

Architectural Design

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The unique architectural design of Siranna, characterized by hexagonal pillars, harmoniously blends with the neighbouring mountains and flora, emerging gracefully from the rugged coastal terrain. 

Resembling basalt column formations, these pillars present a modern and nature-aligned aesthetic that is truly distinctive.

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With NEOM’s Siranna, luxury hospitality is being redefined. It’s a place where the wonders of nature blend with architectural brilliance to create a destination that is as unique as it is breathtaking. Await to experience the future of luxury hospitality at NEOM Siranna.

LEYJA

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LEYJA NEOM, a splendid sanctuary nestled along the captivating Gulf of Aqaba, is a testament to the power of nature, history, and mythology. Neom Leyja is a location designed to leave you inspired, where you can unwind, recharge, and soak in the beautiful natural surroundings.

An integral part of NEOM’s ongoing pledge to transform into a versatile destination, Leyja is paving the way towards bolstering the Kingdom’s tourism industry in alignment with Saudi Vision 2030. 

With its eco-luxurious offerings, Leyja is not just a tourism spot but a beacon of broader conservation aspirations. NEOM plans to designate a significant portion of its land as a nature reserve throughout its cities and destinations. Leyja guarantees the preservation of 95% of its area for natural purposes. 

Our Habitas Hotels in Leyja

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Leyja is due to feature 3 hotels under the ‘Our Habitas’ brand. The first property, The Adventure Hotel, is tailored explicitly for dynamic exploration. Situated uniquely within the cliff top and valley sides, it is ideal for individuals interested in exhilarating activities such as rock climbing nearby.

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The second property, The Oasis Hotel, emerges from the rocky surroundings, taking a prominent position at the center of the wadi’s most extensive oasis. 

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The third property, The Wellness Hotel, is an all-encompassing wellness sanctuary that promotes longevity. It facilitates the natural flow of the wadi through the center of the property, creating an engaging experience for visitors.

These properties will provide 120 elegant boutique rooms and suites, distributed equally with 40 keys at each hotel.

A Beacon of Hope

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NEOM Leyja is a beacon of hope and a symbol of the future of eco-tourism. With its breathtaking landscapes and commitment to conservation, Leyja is poised to become a destination for those seeking a unique and unforgettable experience

NEOM UTAMO

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NEOM has announced Utamo, an immersive cutting-edge art and entertainment destination in Saudi Arabia. Located along the Gulf of Aqaba coastline and nestled within mountains, it combines nature with technology.

The entrance will feature a beautiful lush garden promenade which leads to a 64m high entrance leading to the grand hall.

A Theatre of The Future

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Utamo will be known as the theater of the Future, a seamless blend of physical and digital realms. Its vision is to redefine entertainment standards, offering a platform for iconic events.

Featuring a versatile performance area, luxurious VIP lounges, and top-tier dining establishments, Utamo is set to become an unparalleled destination for exclusive events worldwide. Renowned artists from across the globe will grace its stage, further cementing its status as a premier venue.

NEOM NORLANA

NEOM Unveils NORLANA A Luxury Wellness Waterfront Destination on The Gulf of Aqaba
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NEOM recently unveiled NORLANA, a luxury world-class Waterfront destination on the beautiful Gulf of Aqaba. 

NORLANA is designed as an exclusive community that features an ultra-luxury hotel, deluxe mansions, beachfront villas, and residences, together with a superyacht marina and a spectacular 18-hole golf course.

Embracing sports, wellness, and conservation, NORLANA promises to be an exciting escape in line with  NEOM’s commitment to sustainable and luxurious living.

The Norlana Community

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Norlana has been meticulously crafted to cater to a select community of 3000 individuals, providing a diverse range of 711 residential units.

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From luxury mansions and expansive apartments to seaside villas, these accommodations seamlessly blend with the natural landscape of the adjacent dunes, offering a deeper connection with the environment for its residents.

Norlana’s Iconic Marina

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At the heart of Norlana lies its cutting-edge 120-berth marina alongside a 70-room marina hotel. Designed to cater to global superyacht needs, this marina will extend water taxi amenities for both locals and visitors. 

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Additionally, it will feature an exclusive members club tailored for yacht aficionados, providing a space to relax and savor remarkable dining moments amidst breathtaking waterfront panoramas.

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The introduction of Norlana exemplifies Saudi Arabia’s forward-thinking outlook for the future. This dynamic residential area aims to revolutionize modern living by seamlessly blending cutting-edge technology, opulence, and health-focused amenities.

AQUELLUM

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NEOM has unveiled Aquellum, a new futuristic lifestyle destination on the Gulf of Aqaba blending luxury and nature.

Aquellum will be hidden within a 450-metre-high mountain haven that blends grand architecture and cutting-edge technology to provide visitors with a futuristic experience.

It will be accessible via the world’s first floating marina from where guests will board a specially designed vessel that will take them through an underground canal that leads to Aquellum.

Here they can experience Aquellum’s luxury hotels, shopping zones, and world-class restaurants.

The Journey to Aquellum

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The journey to Aquellum is itself an unparalleled experience. It starts at the world’s first floating marina, where travelers embark on a meticulously crafted vessel. Through a concealed underground canal and finally leads them to the hidden community of Aquellum.

Inside the Aquellum

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Upon arrival, guests witness a high 100-meter vertical space stretching from the depths of water to the vastness of the sky, creating a breathtaking courtyard. 

Driving by cutting-edge digital technology, this vertical hub is a testament to architectural creativity, pushing the boundaries of conventional concepts of space and magnitude.

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This digital community seamlessly integrates various elements:

  • Luxurious hotel accommodation
  • High-end apartments
  • Varied retail spaces
  • Leisure and entertainment zones
  • Hubs for innovation

NEOM ZARDUN

NEOM Unveils Zardun An Exclusive Luxury Ecotourism Sanctuary Resort on Gulf of Aqaba
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NEOM recently has unveiled Zardun, an exclusive luxury ecotourism resort along the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Aqaba.

Zardun is to feature four ultra-luxury buildings and 3 distinct boutique hotels offering 100 rooms and suites that integrate modern luxury with the surrounding landscape.

Zardun spans four square kilometers with a 360-degree observation deck and features activities including trekking, mountain biking, and rock climbing for visitors to explore the natural environment.

Zardun stretches four square kilometers, providing a meticulously restored haven for indigenous flora and fauna. From mountainous terrains to the seashore, the beauty of Zardun is immediately apparent, making it an ideal destination for discerning travelers seeking a unique ecotourism experience. 

Zardun’s Unique Features

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Zardun, which lies by the Gulf of Aqaba’s crystal-clear seas, is a miracle of luxury amidst nature. The resort offers visitors an immersive experience in an environmentally friendly setting with four ultra-luxury structures that mix in well with the surrounding countryside.

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Spread across four square kilometers, Zardun offers a painstakingly restored sanctuary for native plants and animals. Zardun’s natural splendor is instantly obvious, spanning from its hilly terrain to its seaside. 

It’s the perfect location for discriminating tourists seeking an authentic ecotourism experience. 

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Visitors are greeted with a cutting-edge experience center including a 360-degree viewing platform upon their arrival. Visitors may enjoy the stunning views of the resort from this location, which stretches from the mountains to the beach.

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Through a kind of time travel, visitors may see the environment as it was, down to the minuscule and seeing birds, animals, and Nubian Ibex and Arabian Oryx, two species that have been extinct in the area.

Zardun’s Boutique Hotels 

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Zardun has three distinct boutique hotels, offering 100 rooms and suites. The Hotels are: 

  • The Tower Hotel
  • The Wedge Hotel
  • The Nature Hotel

NEOM XAYNOR

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NEOM has introduced Xaynor, a luxury beachside private members club, which will be situated along the stunning Gulf of Aqaba shoreline.

Nestled between the beautiful beach and the mountains of Neom, Xaynor aims to provide guests with discreet luxury experiences through its spectacular architectural architecture and tastefully selected decor.

Xaynor offers its visitors a top-notch spa and wellness center, fine restaurants, and private pools.

Combination of Comfort and Design at Xaynor

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Xaynor welcomes guests with a breathtaking canopy entry that flows down to the beach while fitting in well with the surrounding scenery. Xaynor’s architecture, which blends large open areas with private retreats, is a monument to intelligent design. 

Guests can converse in its tastefully planned spaces or enjoy private isolation thanks to its distinctive architectural style.

The Exclusive Facilities at Xaynor

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Xaynor’s selection of exclusive facilities is set to redefine what luxury means. With private pools, oceanfront lounges, fine dining options, a trademark entertainment venue, and a top-notch spa and wellness center, it offers its members an unparalleled experience.

Xaynor also features boutique shopping and recreational choices in addition to these attractions. The club provides exclusive, member-only events in partnership with globally recognized fashion, art, and lifestyle brands. It is true that here is the location where modern luxury is most beautifully expressed.

With its launch, Xaynor is ready to set the bar for exclusivity and elegance in Saudi Arabia. Its mission is to provide unique experiences that redefine exclusivity in an outdoor environment. 

NEOM ELANAN

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Elanan, an exclusive health resort on the breathtaking Gulf of Aqaba, has been launched by NEOM. It is set in a lush oasis supported by natural, historic springs. 

Elanan will include eighty custom-designed rooms and suites that blend health and modern technology in an elegant, luxurious environment.

Elanan provides rejuvenating and relaxing surroundings, customized private meals, and breathtaking views from the summit of an observation tower.

Elanan’s Signature Features

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Elanan will include eighty elegant suites and specially designed rooms, all elegantly furnished with an emphasis on wellness. The retreat’s hallmark amenities offer a variety of opportunities for visitors to immerse themselves in peace, rest, and rejuvenation. It places a strong emphasis on relaxation and rebirth.

Additionally, various lodging alternatives are available to accommodate the requirements and interests of guests, ranging from opulent rooms to private suites.

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In addition to wellness, Elanan will provide a distinctive dining experience. Specialty private dining selections are open to guests, accommodating various dietary needs and culinary preferences. 

Additionally, expansive plazas, a sun garden for leisure, and an observation tower with breathtaking views of the Gulf of Aqaba are open for visitors to explore.

NEOM GIDORI

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NEOM has revealed Gidori, a private premium golf resort on the stunning Gulf of Aqaba, 

Gidori is a cantilever-designed architectural marvel. This luxury beachside resort features 200 private villas and residences, a boutique hotel, and 190 opulent seaview apartments.

Gidori will have an 18-hole championship golf course surrounded by stunning hiking and cycling terrain.

Gidori’s Magnificent Cantilever Structure

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Gidori’s magnificent cantilevered structure is at the center of his design. Rising from the shoreline, this architectural focal point is home to 190 opulent apartments with views of the sea.

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With the highest attention to detail, every apartment offers its residents breathtaking views of the Gulf of Aqaba.

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The Monolith is unquestionably the most unique feature in Gidori. A magnificent edifice rises out of the earth. Within the Monolith’s canopy are stunning residences suspended above the ground, defying gravity. 

Retail at Gidori

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Gidori offers more than just residential services. In addition, the property has garden areas, a number of restaurants, and flagship retail establishments.

These components offer a variety of recreational and lifestyle activities to residents and visitors, adding to the vibrant community feel.

Playing golf at Gidori

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Gidori boasts an 18-hole championship golf course that is sure to delight golf enthusiasts. All skill levels will find this expansive course, which winds through rocky outcrops and low hills as it reaches inland, to be both difficult and fun.

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To further improve the golfing experience, the golf course has cutting-edge technology, beautiful views of the seaside, and inventive architecture. Gidori also has a golf clubhouse and a destination hotel.

The Golf Academy of Gidori

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An elegant clubhouse that provides golfers with first-rate hospitality complements the golf course. The clubhouse is tastefully decorated and has first-rate amenities for unwinding and mingling.

In addition, Gidori’s golf academy offers professional guidance and instruction for both conventional golfers and the upcoming e-sports generation.

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Gidori aims to establish new benchmarks for environmentally friendly coastal development. This dedication is demonstrated by the community’s and its facilities’ sustainable design, which guarantees a low impact on the surrounding ecosystem.

NEOM TREYAM

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NEOM has unveiled Treyam, a luxurious harbor destination on the breathtaking southern end of the Gulf of Aqaba, where the breathtaking desert scenery meets the sea.

Treyam will include a modern Skybridge with a 450-meter rooftop infinity pool above a 250-room luxury resort, making it the longest sky pool in the world.

By providing unobstructed views of the sea together with opulent lodging, the skybridge will redefine sustainable luxury ecotourism.

Treyam’s Luxurious Resort

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A 250-room luxury hotel that epitomizes elegance and peace is at the center of Treyam. The resort’s creative architecture, which resembles a bridge, links the southern and northern coastlines in a seamless manner.

World’s Largest Skypool at Treyam

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Treyam’s 450-meter-long rooftop infinity pool actually raises the bar on luxury as it will be the world’s highest skypool. 

With a stunning panoramic view of the calm waters and colorful corals stretching to the horizon, this perch 36 meters above the sea gives visitors the amazing impression that they are floating over the lagoon.

Adventure at Treyam

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Treyam offers a wide range of exciting activities and is made for both adventure and leisure. In addition to engaging in thrilling land-based activities, guests may enjoy sailing, diving, and other water sports. 

Treyam is an experience that fulfills each visitor’s need for peace and adventure rather than merely a place to go.

This expertly designed integration offers visitors an unparalleled immersive natural experience.

NEOM JAUMUR

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Jaumur is the largest luxury marina community located on the stunning coastline of the Gulf of Aqaba. Jaumur’s architectural design is beautifully incorporated into the region’s varied topography, honoring the stunning natural landscape surrounding it. 

The residencies exemplify a perfect combination of modern sophistication and coastal attraction, with careful attention given to every aspect to enhance the quality of living.

Residencies at Jaumur 

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Jaumur’s high-end residential options are carefully designed to meet the refined preferences of individuals in search of the finest waterfront lifestyle. 

The development features a remarkable selection of 500 luxury apartments overlooking the marina and almost 700 luxurious villas, each thoughtfully designed with personal amenities and direct access to the breathtaking Gulf of Aqaba.

Jaumur’s Unique Destination Hotels

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In addition to the residential options, Jaumur will include two unique hotels showcasing impressive designs and exceptional hospitality. With a total of 350 luxurious rooms and suites, these hotels will invite guests to indulge in the stunning views and fully embrace the iconic coastal way of life.

The Marina: Crown Jewel of Jaumur

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The heart of this visionary project centers around the most prized feature – a modern marina that will act as the hub of the community. 

Encompassing an impressive distance of 1.5 kilometers, a remarkable aerofoil design will soar above the largest yacht docking areas, offering round-the-clock shelter for those living in the marina and its visitors.

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The cantilever design of the aerofoil is truly remarkable as it defies gravity and serves as a grand entrance to welcome the world’s most spectacular superyachts. This stunning masterpiece will stand out as a symbol of the marina and provide a perfect hub for all its attractions and events.

Jaumur’s Deep Sea Research Center 

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Jaumur’s dedication to progress and learning is demonstrated through its advanced deep-sea research institute and prestigious international boarding school. 

The deep-sea research center will be a marine exploration and conservation hub, drawing in renowned specialists and ambitious visionaries.

With its state-of-the-art technology, this facility strives to position NEOM as a worldwide frontrunner in oceanographic research, promoting revolutionary advancements in the field.

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Jaumur raises the standards for coastal living by expertly combining luxury, environmental responsibility, and state-of-the-art technology. It welcomes both residents and visitors to embrace a future where aspirations are transformed into actuality.

NEOM INVESTMENT FUND AND PROJECTS

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In a bold and innovative move, NEOM has recently launched the Neom Investment Fund (NIF).  This fund promises to supercharge NEOM’s growth across many sectors, fostering job creation and aligning with the grander visions of Saudi Vision 2030.

The primary target here is growth-oriented companies and industries on the brink of the next technological revolution. 

Here are all the new investments to look forward to.

PONY. AI

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NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s ambitious giga project, is taking a significant step towards revolutionizing the transportation sector by investing $100 million in Pony.ai, a leading autonomous driving technology company. 

NEOM is paving the way for a future powered by innovative, autonomous, and sustainable transport solutions.

A Vision for the Future

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NEOM’s investment in Pony.ai goes beyond mere financial support. This strategic partnership is set to develop, manufacture, and deliver autonomous driving services, cutting-edge vehicles, and intelligent vehicle infrastructure across NEOM and key markets in the Middle East.

The joint venture between NEOM and Pony.ai will involve state-of-the-art autonomous vehicle manufacturing and R&D facility construction. NEOM, with its strategic location, provides an ideal environment for Pony.ai to develop its autonomous vehicle technology within the region.

NEOM’s Unique Advantage

NEOM’s regional development offers a global living lab for advancing autonomous mobility as part of its multi-modal sustainable transport system powered by 100% renewable energy. NEOM presents the perfect environment for refining and implementing state-of-the-art autonomous mobility solutions.

Through this strategic investment and partnership with Pony.ai, NEOM is shaping the future of transportation in Saudi Arabia and setting a global standard and signals NEOM’s ongoing commitment to building the world’s first truly sustainable, autonomous, and integrated mobility system.

REGENT

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NEOM has embarked on an innovative journey to shape the future of integrated and sustainable mobility systems. A strategic partnership with U.S.-based electric sea glider manufacturer REGENT propels this mission forward. 

The partnership’s primary goal is zero carbon emissions, aligning with NEOM’s vision of a carbon-free community and Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. REGENT has pledged to establish a Middle East R&D and Training Hub as part of the strategic agreement. 

Speed and Luxury

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REGENT’s seagliders merge aircraft’s high-speed capabilities with boats’ convenience. They are designed to float on a hull at the dock, travel on wave-tolerant hydrofoils in harbors, and fly close to the surface over open water at impressive speeds of up to 180mph (289 kph).

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REGENT’s flagship seaglider, the Viceroy, is set to offer a unique, luxurious experience. The 12-passenger Viceroy will feature optional lie-flat seating and Wi-Fi in a standup cabin. 

Moreover, it operates 30 decibels quieter than an aircraft or helicopter, providing a tranquil travel experience. It is 100% electric, boasting zero carbon emissions, and its battery technology offers up to 160 nautical miles of range.

REGENT plans to kickstart full-scale prototypes for human flight trials by 2024, with service entry by 2025.  The partnership between NEOM and REGENT sets an impressive precedent in sustainable transportation. 

NEOM McLaren Racing

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In the world of motorsport, innovation is key. The unprecedented collaboration between NEOM and McLaren Racing has brought about a remarkable milestone: the world’s first AI-generated car livery

A testament to the blending of artistry and technology, this livery is more than just a design; it is a symbol of the future of motorsport.

Creative Process

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The creation of the AI-generated livery was a unique and collaborative process. Input from various contributors, including NEOM graduates and McLaren’s drivers, were transformed into AI prompts.

A Key Aspect

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A key aspect of this partnership is the active involvement of young Saudi graduates from NEOM’s Graduate Development Program. This initiative gives them hands-on experience and contributes to sports technology and innovation growth. 

This collaboration has demonstrated the transformative potential of AI technology in redesigning traditional design methods. 

Van Der Hoeven

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In a world where climate change is rapidly altering the landscape, technological innovation is the key to sustainability. One such innovation occurs in the desert regions of Saudi Arabia, in the futuristic city of Neom. 

Partnered with Dutch Greenhouse company Van Der Hoeven, NEOM is set to become the world’s most food-self-sufficient city.

The collaboration involves building two testing facilities, comprising 110,000 square meters, on the outskirts of NEOM. This project employs state-of-the-art technologies such as vertical farming, artificial intelligence, advanced water filtration, and solar and seawater-driven cooling systems. 

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This artificial climate will facilitate the cultivation of crops in a region that traditionally cannot sustain much life. The objective is to produce over 300,000 tons of food within the next eight to ten years.

One of the major challenges in desert farming is water scarcity. The NEOM project plans to overcome this obstacle through innovative methods such as seawater desalination and advanced water filtration systems.

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The collaboration between NEOM and Van Der Hoeven is a significant step towards a sustainable future. They are transforming the desert landscape into a thriving oasis by harnessing the power of technology and innovation.

Kerten Hospitality

Renowned for its disruptive strategies and commitment to excellence, Kerten Hospitality is rapidly making its mark on the global hospitality sector. Saudi Arabia is a key focus area in NEOM’s oxagon.

With an investment of around $400 million, the company aims to transform the hospitality industry through unique projects and strategic collaborations.

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Kerten Hospitality is also part of an elite group of operators in AlUla. Its project, Cloud7, will stand alongside Accor’s Banyan Tree and the popular Habitas Al Ula,

A Shared Goal of Vision 2030

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Kerten Hospitality’s growth is further propelled by its alignment with Saudi Vision 2030. From its staunch support for environmentalism to its emphasis on local culture, Kerten Hospitality echoes the Kingdom’s ambitions. 

Denmark’s DSV 

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NEOM and Denmark’s logistics giant DSV have formed an exclusive $10 billion logistics joint venture. This partnership is set to revolutionize the logistics sector in Saudi Arabia and beyond by providing unparalleled ground, sea, and air logistics services.

This alliance is the first of its kind, with the goal of reshaping the logistics landscape in the region. The joint venture aims to bolster the development of projects in NEOM.

Furthermore, it aims to facilitate the development and investment in transport and logistics, assets and infrastructure, and manage the transport and delivery of goods and materials within the city.

Joint Venutre

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The joint venture’s equity structure ensures that NEOM maintains a majority stake, controlling 51% of the shares, while DSV holds the remaining 49%. This unique arrangement guarantees NEOM’s leadership role in the venture while capitalizing on DSV’s global logistics and freight forwarding expertise.

The alliance forecasts a significant demand for construction logistics until the end of 2031, followed by a steady growth in non-construction logistics. The venture’s impact on the Saudi economy is expected to be considerable, with infrastructure development and more than 20,000 job opportunities.

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In line with Saudi Vision 2030, a strategic framework to diversify Saudi Arabia’s economy, the venture will establish an innovation center at NEOM’s Oxagon, a clean and advanced manufacturing hub. This move underscores the partners’ dedication to pioneering sustainable logistics solutions.

This game-changing initiative is a testament to NEOM’s commitment to innovative and sustainable development and a significant stride towards Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030.

Boom Supersonic

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In a major leap toward the future of aviation, Saudi Arabia’s NEOM Investment Fund has made a significant investment in the U.S.-based aviation company Boom Supersonic.

Established in Denver, Boom Supersonic’s mission revolves around revolutionizing air travel by creating the fastest supersonic airliner in the world. 

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The company’s noteworthy advancements in the Overture airliner, the Symphony engine, and the XB-1 supersonic demonstrator programs have put them at the forefront of the aviation industry.

Boom Overture

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The Boom Overture, a proposed Mach 1.7 airliner capable of accommodating 64–80 passengers and boasting a range of 4,250 nmi, is set to revolutionize the aviation industry. 

Boom envisions a future with 500 viable routes. For instance, the travel time between New York/Newark and London could be reduced to 3.5 hours. This remarkable speed and capacity are expected to create a market for 1,000 supersonic airliners by 2035.

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The NIF and Boom Supersonic partnership symbolizes a future where supersonic travel is commonplace. The advancements by Boom Supersonic in developing the Overture airliner promise to significantly reduce travel times, making the world more connected and accessible.

ENOWA

Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Neom City is ushering in a new era of energy production via an unprecedented e-fuel venture. This new project, a collaborative effort between Saudi Aramco and ENOWA, is designed to pave the way for a sustainable future with low CO2 emissions as a cornerstone.

The deal between Saudi Aramco, one of the world’s leading energy companies, and Enowa, NEOM’s energy and water company, aims to establish the first synthetic e-fuel plant in NEOM City. The project aims to produce 12 tonnes of synthetic methanol daily, using green hydrogen and captured CO2.

Green Hydrogen Production

In addition to e-fuel production, the HIDC will also be responsible for green hydrogen production. This process will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources via an on-site 20-MW electrolyzer. 

This initiative by Enowa is set to herald a new era of commercial use of wind and solar power in the region.

Aramco’s and ENOWA’s Vision

Enowa views e-fuels as a critical future portfolio component in a circular carbon economy. These e-fuels can assist in reducing emissions and validating next-generation green fuel technologies for large-scale future projects.

Aramco has a long-standing interest in developing technologies for low-carbon synthetic fuels. The demonstration plant in NEOM City represents the successful culmination of their extensive research and development efforts.

The e-fuel project is a significant leap forward for Saudi Arabia, particularly for NEOM City, in its drive towards sustainability. The project is a testament to the country’s commitment to pioneering sustainable technologies and leading the global shift towards a circular carbon economy.

ACWA Power

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Saudi’s ACWA Power, fueled by Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman’s ambitious vision, is racing towards a renewable future, aiming to provide half of the nation’s electricity from wind and solar by 2030. 

With a staggering $50 billion valuation and a 50% ownership stake by the Public Investment Fund (The PIF), ACWA Power is a game changer with 24 green projects globally, targeting 54 gigawatts of capacity by 2030. 

With projects in NEOM, The Red Sea and plans to build the largest Solar Energy Plant in the Middle East in the Makkah Province, ACWA Power is leading the way in Renewable Energy Solutions.

NEOM Green Hydrogen Project

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ACWA Power does not just focus on traditional renewable energy sources like solar and wind. The company also has its sights set on green hydrogen. 

The NEOM Green Hydrogen Project, an equal joint venture between NEOM, Air Products, and ACWA Power, is set to be the world’s largest utility-scale, commercially-based hydrogen facility powered entirely by renewable energy.

Upon its commencement in 2026, the facility aims to generate 600 metric tonnes of clean hydrogen daily through electrolysis employing thyssenkrupp technology, which produces nitrogen by air separation using Air Products technology. 

TOPIAN

NEOM Announces The Launch of TOPIAN To Revolutionize Global Food Systems
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NEOM has announced the launch of TOPIAN, the new NEOM Food Company. Its primary objective is to revolutionize how we produce, distribute, and consume food by providing sustainable and innovative food solutions. 

TOPIAN aims to enhance food security and sustainability in the Kingdom and globally by using Innovative new technologies in line with the Saudi Green Initiative and UN Sustainability Development Goals.

TOPIAN’s launch was backed by the Saudi Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture (MEWA). It agrees with the Kingdom’s aim to realize the Saudi Vision 2030, leading Saudi’s initiatives to secure food availability, alleviate climate change effects, and reach net-zero emissions by 2060.

A Visionary Future Ahead

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NEOM transcends the conventional definition of a city; it represents a forward-thinking vision for the future. Rooted in sustainability, innovation, and advanced technology, NEOM City provides a tantalizing preview of a promising tomorrow. 

NEOM encapsulates a visionary perspective on the future of urban existence and sustainable growth. By seamlessly incorporating technology, innovation, and sustainability, NEOM aims to redefine what a city can accomplish. 

The NEOM’s steadfast commitment to economic diversification, environmental conservation, and social progress positions it as a beacon of hope and a catalyst for transformative change. You can read the Latest Neom News on The Saudi Boom.

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