Red Sea ready for more guests

Six Senses Southern Dunes

Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind the regenerative tourism destination, The Red Sea, has established subsidiaries – Akun, Galaxea and WAMA – to deliver exclusive guest experiences.

Akun offers land-based adventure activities – for guests of all abilities – including guided tours of historical sites and culinary adventures showcasing the vibrant flavours of Saudi Arabia, as well as outdoor adventures such as mountain, fat tire and electric biking, hiking through nature trails and desert safaris.

WAMA and Galaxea will deliver unforgettable experiences above and below water, including diving, snorkelling, kayaking, kite surfing, and sailing. The Red Sea is home to 175 species of corals, 195 species of fish, and protected species like the hawksbill turtle and halavi guitarfish.

Guests can stay connected and experience world-leading mobile internet speeds at The Red Sea with the 5G network, now recognized by Ookla.

On arrival at Red Sea International airport, guests are transferred to their resort via ultra-luxury, electric vehicle. Those staying at The Red Sea’s island resorts can opt for a luxury SAF-powered seaplane transfer, operated by RSG subsidiary Fly Red Sea.

The Red Sea welcomed its first guests last year, with Six Senses Southern Dunes and St Regis The Red Sea Resort now open.

The first of the new luxury resort openings will be Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, one of only six worldwide, is taking reservations for stays from May 26, 2024. Located on the pristine Ummahat Islands, guests can dive and snorkel around one of the world’s most untouched, pristine archipelagos.

Shebara, the first RSG-owned and operated resort at The Red Sea destination will also open this year. Surrounded by crystal clear waters, the island features a spectacular 30- to 40-metre reef drop-off close to the beach providing the ultimate spot for exploring ocean life. Each space at Shebara has been designed to flow with its environment, with stainless steel villas reflecting the colours of the ocean and sky as they change throughout the day.

The resort at Desert Rock remains on track to welcome guests later this year. Set in a hidden valley, Desert Rock offers unparalleled exclusive luxury with just 60 keys. With architecture fully integrated into the mountainside, guests can choose from ground level dwellings, crevice hotel suites midway up the ridge, and a select number of rooms built within the rock itself.            

Among recent notable signings, Four Seasons Resort and Residences AMAALA at Triple Bay was announced in March with 220 resort keys and 26 branded residential villas. Sébastien Carre, erstwhile Regional Vice President at Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts has now been signed on by RSG as Group Head of Hospitality for the destination.