Red Sea Global Awards Contract for Secondary Infrastructure Development at its AMAALA Employee Village

Local contractor Haif Trading and Contracting Company to build infrastructure for world-class accommodations that will be home to more than 20,000 AMAALA employees.

Riyadh,27 February, 2022: Red Sea Global (RSG), the multi-project developer behind the world’s most ambitious regenerative tourism destinations, The Red Sea and Amaala , has signed a major contract for the infrastructure development of the first phase of its world-class accommodations at Amaala’s Employee Village in Triple Bay.

The contract was awarded to Saudi-based Haif Trading and Contracting Company, in recognition of their extensive understanding of the local landscape and capabilities in creating short and long-term residential communities, coupled with their high environmental standards.

“Amaala will set new benchmarks in luxury community living, and this ambition starts with state-of-the-art residential facilities for the talented people who will eventually operate the destination,” said John Pagano, Group CEO of Red Sea Global, the developer behind Amaala destination.

“We are proud to partner with Haif Trading and Contracting Company, who share our vision to shape a new standard of excellence in accommodation, that addresses both the diverse needs of our workforce and ensures that each member of this community lives and breathes our sustainability ethos,” Mr Pagano added.

The Amaala Employee Village is located on the Red Sea coast, approximately 13km north of the wider Triple Bay masterplan and will accommodate nearly 20,000 employees.

It is anchored around an expansive coastal lagoon, reflecting the destination’s wider masterplans. The village features a range of residential homes, coupled with recreational facilities and amenities, creating a central hub for employees to live, work and relax. The village will be connective, encouraging walkability and cycling, and is designed to enable a strong sense of community in a resort setting.

Salman Bin Haif Al-Qahtani, Deputy CEO of Haif Trading and Contracting Company, said: “We are thrilled to partner with Amaala to build modern new infrastructure for their Employee Village. Our designs lay a solid foundation for best-in-class employee living facilities and deliver optimal outcomes for inspiring lifestyle experiences. We are closely aligned with Amaala’s commitment to champion employee welfare and will work collaboratively to provide a liveable and sustainable community for all.”

Haif Trading and Contracting Company will construct a network of paths, walkways, street lighting, and public realm landscaping, as well as bulk earthworks and Wadi diversion works. The contract also covers the construction of utility hubs, a potable water network, a firefighting water network, an irrigation network, a sewerage network, and stormwater drainage.

The works have commenced with site mobilization activities, followed by bulk earthworks in February and deep levels services in April.

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Located along Saudi Arabia’s north-western coast and spanning 4,155 sq. km, the year-round destination features a pristine landscape and diverse natural ecosystems, coupled with a unique and intriguing heritage and local culture.

Designed to evolve and elevate the very best in travel, Amaala is an ultra-luxury destination and the first global integrated family wellness destination, set to curate transformative personal journeys inspired by arts, wellness, and the purity of the Red Sea. State-of-the-art facilities and an attractive year-long events calendar will ensure Amaala is a distinctive wellness destination worldwide.

Phase One of Triple Bay is well underway and set to be complete in 2024. It will consist of eight resorts offering upwards of 1,200 hotel keys. Contracts awarded by AMAALA to date are worth just over SAR 7 billion (USD 1.9 billion).

Once complete, Amaala will be home to 3,900 hotel rooms across 29 hotels, and approximately 1,200 luxury residential villas, apartments, and estate homes, alongside high-end retail establishments, fine dining, wellness, and recreational facilities.

Sustainability is a cornerstone of Amaala, which will be powered by 100% renewable energy for which the resulting saving in CO2 emissions to the atmosphere is equivalent to nearly half a million tons each year. The destination will operate with a zero-carbon footprint once fully operational. A Public Investment Fund company and a key contributor to Vision 2030, Amaala will establish new standards in luxury and wellness.