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Saudi Arabia unveils ultra-lux resort for BILLIONAIRES complete with private docks for world’s biggest superyachts

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SAUDI Arabia has revealed its grandiose plans for an extravagant marina resort that caters to the world’s biggest superyachts.

Jaumur, the exclusive billionaire community, will house over 6,000 residents just metres away from their enormous vessels.

The massive marina could fit the world's biggest superyachts

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The massive marina could fit the world’s biggest superyachtsCredit: Neom Project
It is designed to fit over 6,000 residents

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It is designed to fit over 6,000 residentsCredit: Neom Project
The enormous project will cost £1.2 trillion

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The enormous project will cost £1.2 trillionCredit: Neom Project
Each villa in the complex will have its own private mooring

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Each villa in the complex will have its own private mooringCredit: Neom Project

The resort will be built around a vast marina with 700 luxury villas and 500 apartments.

Each villa will have waterfront access and its own private mooring for yachts, along the Gulf of Aqaba.

Two hotels with 350 suites will also feature in the complex, part of Saudi’s ambitious Neom initiative.

The £1.2 trillion project is designed to host the world’s largest and most impressive superyachts, in a garish display of Saudi wealth.

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A 1.5 kilometre aerofoil will help protect billionaire’s boats and serve as a central hub in the marina.

Plans include provisions for entertainment and leisure as well as an international boarding school on site.

Jaumur is yet another ambitious and controversial Saudi initiative in a string of plans.

Spearheaded under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in 2017 as part of the country’s Vision 2030, plans for the mega city are set to be complete by the end of the decade.

It includes the infamous Line, a 110 mile long and 200 metre wide megastructure designed to function as its own city.

Near the Red Sea, it will have a floating industrial centre and its own port.

Saudi also plans to build a mountainous ski resort called Trojena set to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games.

An airport will also be built to connect the city to the rest of the world.

The project was recently met with fierce international criticism over reported plans to kill people in order to make way for the $500 billion city.

A former Saudi intelligence officer claimed he was told to use “lethal force” against any “rebels” who refused to leave their homes.

The land where the Line is being build was occupied by local tribes and their homes completely disappeared after Saudi forces cleared the area.

Col Rabih Alenezi told the BBC he was ordered to evict villagers to make way for the horizontal skyscraper.

He claimed one of the villagers was shot and killed during the clearance mission for protesting against the evictions.

The Line is to be the first development in the new urban area, hoped by the kingdom to add $48billion (£38billion) to the country’s GDP, along with other elements of the Saudi Vision 2030 program.

It was originally planned to stretch across 170km – from the mountains of Neom across desert valleys to the Red Sea – and tower 500m above sea level while only being 200m wide.

But plans for the 105-mile-long build were dramatically scaled back in a humiliation for Saudi Arabia, with The Line to stretch a measly 1.5 miles – rather than the previously-envisioned ten miles – by 2030.

Crown Prince Bin Salman previously described the area where Neom is being built as the perfect “blank canvas”.

Although his own government has said that more than 6,000 people have been moved for the project.

New satellite images of villages Al-Khuraybah, Sharma, and Gayal – mostly populated by the Huwaitat tribe – showed a blank slate in April where homes, schools, and hospitals stood only a few years ago.

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SAUDI Arabia is set to spend £138billion every year on mega projects between 2025 and 2028.

Here are some of the most ambitious projects the Middle Eastern country plans to launch by 2030.

NEOM– It is set to be a Jetsons-style ultra-modern metropolis in contrast to the other very conservative parts of the desert kingdom.

Backed by Saudi’s £400billion Private Investment Fund – the group which bought Newcastle United – the plans for Neom are so ambitious that some of the technology doesn’t even exist yet.

Planning docs show the city will have flying taxis – a vehicle depicted in science fiction films such as Blade Runner and Back to the Future II.

The most striking thing about Neom is a mirrored megastructure called The Line – a 110-mile, 500m tall and 200m wide mirrored building that will connect Neom to the rest of the kingdom.

Red Sea Project – The Red Sea Project is a tourism development on an archipelago of Saudi Arabian islands with its dedicated airport. 

It’s set to be built on 90 undeveloped islands between Umluj and Al Wajh on Saudi Arabia’s west coast.

Super Cave Hotel – Also part of Neom, Leyja will be a jaw-dropping hotel complex carved into the walls of a giant canyon.

Directors of the project claim it will open its doors to tourists in 2024 – despite not being built yet.

It will have three state-of-the-art hotels, designed by world-leading architects to blend in with the natural surroundings that make up 95 per cent of the futuristic city.

The hotels will have 120 luxurious rooms and will operate completely sustainably to provide “distinct experiences”.

Future City Epicon – Epicon is the latest megalomaniac development to be announced by Neom on November 15.

This futuristic coastal city will feature residential beach villas, hotels, and a luxurious resort.

Located on the Gulf of Aqaba, Epicon will be comprised of two ultra-modern towers, measuring 738ft and 908ft.

The sky-high destination will be home to 41 hotels and luxury homes, offering 14 suites and hotel apartments.

Close to the pair of luxury towers, Epicon’s very own resort will be located, featuring 120 rooms and 45 stunning residential beach villas.

Epicon will also offer a beach club, spas, an array of recreational activities and water sports, culinary options for every palate, and the natural beauty of the shorelines in Neom.

Another Saudi project: The Line, a horizontal skyscraper city

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Another Saudi project: The Line, a horizontal skyscraper city
The land where the Line is being built on was previously occupied by local tribes

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The land where the Line is being built on was previously occupied by local tribesCredit: Image © Planet Labs PBC
Part of Saudi's 2030 vision includes a massive port city

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Part of Saudi’s 2030 vision includes a massive port city

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