Futuristic Sheybarah Resort to open next year at The Red Sea

Progress is already well on its way…

Could this new hotel in Saudi Arabia be the most futuristic getaway on the planet? If the renders from architect Killa Design are anything to go by, it looks likely.

Plans have been revealed for a resort on Sheybarah Island, one of a number of ultra-luxury properties planned for The Red Sea. And it won’t be too far in the future before you’re able to check-in, as Sheybarah Resort is slated to open in 2024.

The self-described hyper-luxury resort is already making solid progress, with updates posted to The Red Sea Global’s Instagram page showing the arrival of the first of 73 pod-like beach and overwater villas.

Located at the southern part of the development, guests will enjoy a scenic 45-minute seaplane to Sheybarah Resort from The Red Sea Airport. Driverless buggies will take them to the inner lagoon, where a lobby and all-day dining restaurant will also be found. To get to their villa, guests will head either north or south. To the north, you’ll find the coral reef water villas, beach villas and signature restaurant. The southern boardwalk will take guests to the lagoon villas, and a unique spa experience.


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There’s forward-thinking plans for Sheybarah Resort’s energy supply as well. The whole property has been designed to be off-grid, zero energy, zero water development. Instead, a centralised solar farm will power the island resort, and fresh water will come from a solar-powered desalination plan.

But before Sheybarah, The Red Sea will reach a major milestone this year when it sees the arrival of the destination’s first three hotels. Welcoming guests from May 2023 will be one inland hotel, Six Senses Southern Dunes; and two properties on Ummahat Island, The St Regis Red Sea Resort, and Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve.


Images: Killa Design