Magna comprises 12 coastal destinations spanning 120 km.

Neom, the developer of the Saudi futuristic city, has unveiled its new luxury lifestyle coastal region – Magna – on the stunning Gulf of Aqaba coastline as the latest addition to its evolving regional development in northwest Saudi Arabia.

Part of Neom’s regional sustainable tourism portfolio, Magna comprises the recently announced premier destinations of Leyja, Epicon, Siranna, Utamo, Norlana, Aquellum, Zardun, Xaynor, Elanan, Gidori, Treyam and Jaumur.

The 12 destinations will span 120 km and are poised to set a new global standard in luxury sustainable tourism.

Announcing the premium project last month, the Neom Board said Magna will be developed with a core focus on cutting-edge technology, world-class architecture, and ultra-modern amenities that effortlessly merge with nature.

Each destination is individually unique, with its own distinct offering for residents and guests, yet seamlessly blends to form a unified destination, it stated.

The development will comprise 15 luxury hotels, 1,600 hotel rooms, suites and apartments, and over 2,500 premium residences across its destinations, it added.

On the new project, CEO Nadhmi Al Nasr said: “Neom’s premier coastal region of Magna is a treasure of tomorrow, steeped in natural beauty and advanced technology. Aligned with our three pillars of redefining business, conservation, and livability, Magna will play a key role in building a strong tourism ecosystem within Neom.”

The development is projected to contribute SR2.6 billion ($692 million) to the kingdom’s GDP by 2030, accommodate 14,500 residents, and welcome more than 300,000 overnight visitors annually.

Meanwhile, leading hospitality group Capella Hotels and Resorts has announced its first coastal destination in Saudi Arabia, set within Elanan, one of Magna’s destinations, against the backdrop of stunning desert mountains and the Gulf of Aqaba coastline.

Unveiling the project, Capella said the resort will open an exclusive wellness retreat as part of the sustainable development unfolding in northwest Saudi Arabia. Emerging from a lush oasis embracing the landscape’s ancient natural springs, the resort features 80 bespoke rooms and suites.