Futuristic Shebara 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? From the initial designs, we think so.

And we won’t have long to find out, as Shebara resort on Sheybarah Island, is set to open in the summer of 2024.

One of a number of ultra-luxury properties planned for The Red Sea, Shebara will be operated by Red Sea Global (RSG), the developer behind the entire destination.

The self-described hyper-luxury resort, located at the southern part of the development, is set within the thriving Al Aajh lagoon, reachable via a scenic 20-minute seaplane 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 beach villas and signature restaurant. The southern boardwalk will take guests to the lagoon villas, designed to look like a shimmering string of pearls. Other wow-worthy facilities including a family pool, a spa and fitness centre within the island’s dunes, and an adults-only pool with lily pad style seating terraces perfect for sundowners.

The 73 villas are each a show-stopping orb made from stainless steel to reflect the colours of the sky and ocean. So far, all 38 overwater villas have been put in place, with 25 of the beach villas now installed.

There’s even a separate island available exclusively for buy-out, featuring a dedicated jetty for guests to dock their yachts. This island features a grand four-bedroom villa, plus a further three single bedroom villas.

There’s forward-thinking plans for Shebara’s energy supply as well. A centralised solar farm will power the island resort, and fresh water will come from a solar-powered desalination plan.

When it opens next year, Shebara will be one of 13 resorts to debut at The Red Sea in 2024, alongside properties from brands like Four Seasons, Jumeirah, SLS, Edition and more. They will join the just-opened Six Senses Southern Dunes, and a duo of dreamy Marriott resorts on Ummahat Island: The St Regis Red Sea Resort, and Nujuma, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, both debuting this December.


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