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Local tourism operators concerned about competition from Saudi mountain resort

resort aqaba hotel
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AMMAN — Jordanian tourism operators have expressed concern that a Saudi tourist resort that is being built in northwestern Saudi Arabia will affect tourism in Aqaba, according to Khaberni.

This concern comes days after Israel began operating flights from Ramon Airport, carrying West Bank Palestinians to various destinations, thus bypassing Queen Alia International Airport.

Owned by the Red Sea Development Company, Desert Rock has been described as “the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism project”. The mountain resort project includes 48 villas and 12 hotel rooms, built in a modern style that is integrated in the mountainous nature of the region.



The Desert Rock developers and designers do not expect the resort to be finished in its entirety until 2023. However, construction has already begun, and the resort will start accepting guests at the end of this year.

There is no information on the exact location of the project and how far it will be from Aqaba, or if it will have access to the Red Sea, but it is part of the ambitious Red Sea Project, announced in 2017, that will be built on a total area of about 34,00sq.km., and includes more than 90 natural islands. اضافة اعلان

 

 

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