Sharaan Resort will be a leading international resort destination – with all the features of a highly sophisticated visitor experience and flawless levels of service – while also allowing guests to experience the tranquillity and seclusion of an untouched desert environment and be exposed to its raw, elemental beauty.
The Royal Commission will create a stunning, truly unique and instantly recognisable piece of architecture – a prized global icon – that respects and responds to the integrity and authenticity of a desert environment that has remained unaltered for millennia.
RCU will create a highly-functional, integrated and self-contained resort that embodies sustainable principles throughout and has a light touch on its precious and fragile surroundings, sympathetic to the character of the desert landscape, ecology and climate.
End of 2019 Full design and construction documents completed
Q1 2020 Construction start
2023 Construction completion
There is one other luxury resort that has been constructed by RCU at Ashaar and has been fully occupied during the events of the Winter at Tantora Festival. There is currently an undersupply of hotels in the area and the success of events over the last months is an indication of the scale of latent demand in AlUla.
In the first phase of development, RCU will be delivering 1000 keys, shared across a variety of hotel typologies from this high-end exclusive resort offering at Sharaan to small boutique style hotels and luxury tented accommodation.