The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has chosen Mexican luxury brand AZULIK to operate a new resort in AlUla, Saudi Arabia.
Developed within the Journey Through Time (JTT) masterplan, AZULIK AlUla Resort will be an eco-luxury property in the Nabatean Horizon District of the JTT masterplan, tucked into canyons near the AlMutadil Equestrian Village development and Wadi AlFann, an ancient valley that will soon be home to large-scale artworks in the landscape.
Slated to launch in 2027, the resort will feature 76 luxury villas of six different varieties, spa, VIP club, welcome lounges, all-day dining, and a SFER IK museum. With flowing designs inspired by the natural ecosystem and surrounding sandstone cliffs, the resort’s undulating exteriors will utilise natural materials and fibres woven into several layers.
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AZULIK AlUla Resort will promote connection with AlUla’s heritage and the area’s ecology and biodiversity. For example, the development will protect and incorporate nearby ancient rock art inscriptions, and utilise a natural system of existing waterways to feed irrigation and safeguard against floods. No private vehicle traffic will be allowed on-property; instead an all-electric mobility system will be provided, along with horse and camel routes, and hiking trails for guests to enjoy the surroundings.
The project is designed in harmony with the natural environment and aligned with the Sustainability Charter for AlUla, Saudi Green Initiative, and Vision 2030.
AZULIK operates a sole property in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. AZULIK Tulum consists of 48 luxury villas, two restaurants, a beach club, spa and a fashion boutique.