Saudi Arabia’s Red Sea tourism plan

Saudi Arabia wants to turn hundreds of kilometres of its Red Sea coastline into a global tourism destination governed by laws “on par with international standards” as part of its plan to transform the economy and reduce its reliance on oil.

The project will cover 50 islands and 34,000 square kilometres — an area bigger than Belgium — between the cities of Umluj and Al Wajh north-west of Medina to attract luxury travelers. It will be developed by the Public investment Fund