JEDDAH – A member of the Saudi Economic Association (SEA) has said the Red Sea Project will create 35,000 job opportunities, attract a million visitors annually and put the Kingdom on the international tourism map whereas the Amaala project will create over 22,000 job opportunities.

The Red Sea Project will also reduce unemployment significantly as it falls in line with Vision 2030, said Dr. Abdullah Al-Maghlouth while speaking to Okaz/Saudi Gazette.

He said the two projects were located alongside the Red Sea coast in the northwest of the Kingdom but the difference between the two lies in the fact that the former focuses on developing exceptional tourist resorts on over 50 natural islands situated between Al-Wajh and Umluj cities while the latter, also called the Riviera of the Middle East, invents a new concept for fancy and luxurious tourism focusing on recuperation, wellness and recreation as per international standards.