Neom begins early works on Siranna tourism project

29 May 2024
Siranna is part of the Gulf of Aqaba tourism projects and will contain a 65-key hotel as well as 35 exclusive residences


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Saudi Arabia’s Neom has started early works on the Siranna tourism project for its Gulf of Aqaba development. 

Local contractor Mofarreh Al Harbi and Lebanese Batco Group are jointly undertaking the works, which include rock stabilisation, site clearing and scaling, and other associated works.

Siranna will contain a 65-key hotel as well as 35 exclusive residences.

Australian architectural consultancy Woods Bagot is the design consultant and Singapore-based Meinhardt Group is providing the overall infrastructure design services on the project.

US-based engineering firm Aecom is the infrastructure consultant for the Gulf of Aqaba development.

Gulf of Aqaba progress

Neom has already made progress on the development of its Gulf of Aqaba destination.

The client has issued several tenders inviting companies to bid for contracts to develop the basic infrastructure across many of the districts.

In September last year, MEED reported that Neom had selected a joint venture of the local Al-Ayuni Investment Company and Turkish contractor Limak Holding to deliver the early works for the Cube mountain resort at the Gulf of Aqaba in Neom.

The scope of work includes enabling works, drilling of vertical and inclined boreholes, a drill-and-blast construction access tunnel, excavation works at the top of the mountain and other associated works.

The Cube will be built on top of a mountain overlooking the Gulf of Aqaba. Each side of the Cube building will be about 100 metres.

The Gulf of Aqaba is a 120-kilometre-long coastal strip at Neom with an average width of 3.5km. Its total land area is about 430 square kilometres.

MEED's April 2024 special report on Saudi Arabia includes:

> GVT & ECONOMY: Saudi Arabia seeks diversification amid regional tensions
> BANKING: Saudi lenders gear up for corporate growth
> UPSTREAM: Aramco spending drawdown to jolt oil projects
> DOWNSTREAM: Master Gas System spending stimulates Saudi downstream sector

> POWER: Riyadh to sustain power spending
> WATER: Growth inevitable for the Saudi water sector
> CONSTRUCTION: Saudi gigaprojects propel construction sector
> TRANSPORT: Saudi Arabia’s transport sector offers prospects

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