Saudi Arabia Aims to Make Red Sea Beaches a Tourism Hotspot

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American tourist Birgit Mitchell visiting Mada’in Saleh, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in Saudi Arabia, with her guide Yasser Al Imam. on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017. Saudi Arabia wants to turn hundreds of kilometers of its Red Sea coastline and nearby mountains and deserts into a global tourism destination Vivian Nereim / Bloomberg

Skift Take: The long-discussed first phase of the Red Sea project, with 14 hotels and an airport, is due in 2022. We’ll believe it’s not a mirage when we see it.

— Sean O’Neill

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