The Centers for Disease Control has launched a website to help Americans find locations of COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to increase the pace of vaccinations.
Also, the Biden administration is set to release a U.S. intelligence assessment on the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi operatives. And, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced heavy criticism in a House committee hearing about ongoing mail delays at the U.S. Postal Service.
The Red Sea Project is being created as a unique, luxury tourism destination that will embrace nature, culture and adventure, setting new standards in sustainable development and positioning Saudi Arabia on the global tourism map.
The 90-plus pristine islands are a haven of natural beauty. 75 percent of the islands will remain undeveloped and nine have been designated as areas of special conservation interest.
With its own dedicated airport under development, the Red Sea Project will be easily accessible to visitors from around the world. At the crossroads of Europe, Asia and Africa, 250 million people will be within three hours flying time. With an average summer temperature of 32 degrees and 360 days of sunshine, the Red Sea Project will be a truly year-round destination.
French architect Jean Nouvel has revealed plans for a subterranean resort and hotel that would be hidden within the rock dwellings of AlUla, a natural region of north-west saudi arabia. located deep within the sharaan nature reserve, the project references the nearby hegra — a famous archaeological location that forms the country’s first UNESCO world heritage site. set to be completed by 2024, the development will include 40 guest suites and three villas. meanwhile, a retreat summit center nearby will feature 14 private pavilions.
Did you ever see Saudi Arabia from above? In this short film, I travel through the country and explore some beautiful regions with a drone.
Saudi Arabia has long been off limits to foreign tourists and travelers. Since a few months, however, it’s possible to visit the country on a tourist visa. I made use of this opportunity and traveled solo to Saudi Arabia for 2 weeks. I also brought a small drone and captured shots from several regions, including: Riyadh, the Edge of the World, parts of the desert, Al Ula (camel races), Jeddah, the road to Mecca, Umluj and the Red Sea, and the ruins of Khaybar city.
Saudi Arabia is mostly known in the ‘Western world’ for its petroleum export, the birthplace of Islam, and unfortunately also poor human rights record. But as I discover there is much more to this massive country than first meets the eye. In these series I hope to give a glimpse into what was once an almost ‘forbidden place’ for independent travelers, and is now open for visitors from around the world.
Director: Caspar Daniël Diederik
Producing Production Coordinator: Michael Essey
Lead Producer: Ivan Sebastian
Creative: Miriam Patience
Editor: Hani Fayed
Agency Producer: Jatinder Mahli
DOP/Camera: Ziryab Al Gabri
New film out of Saudi Arabia.. the city of Jeddah.
Saudi Arabia is changing rapidly and it is inviting the world to come and explore. By making tourist visa now widely available, the country is truly opening its doors to the travellers. It’s definitely positive development for the people as the arrival of travellers will bring more change the country for the good.