Awesome Train Fun in Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia is making travel super cool with its new fancy train rides. The Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR), owned by the country, teamed up with an Italian company, Arsenale Group, for a mega deal of 200 million Saudi riyals ($53.33 million). They are bringing the first-ever luxury train to the Middle East!
Where Does the Train Go?
In 2025, the “Dream of the Desert” luxury train will start its super exciting journey from Riyadh, the capital city, to Qurayyat, near Jordan. It will travel 1,300 kilometers, showing off the beautiful desert and the city of Hail. Get ready for a fantastic trip!
Cool Features of the Luxury Train
The train will have 40 cabins, all decked out in “Saudi style and tradition.” They are building it now, and you can book a spot at the end of the year. You can choose to ride for one or two nights with up to 82 people. It’s going to be like staying in a moving hotel!
Good for the Planet
Saudi Arabia is joining the club of countries that want to take care of our planet. The luxury train is a greener way to travel, and lots of countries are doing it. Trains are cool, right?
Meet the Other Fancy Trains
There is another super fancy train called the “Orient Express – La Dolce Vita.” It’s like a time machine, taking you back to the 1960s. Imagine deluxe cabins, suites, and even a special “Honour Suite.” Wow! It’s like a fancy hotel on wheels!
Saudi Arabia Loves Visitors
Saudi Arabia wants friends from all around the world to visit. They opened their doors in 2019, and since then, they’ve been working on fun stuff like this luxury train. They are also building a big model city and spending lots of money to make the country even cooler.
Building More Train Roads
Saudi Arabia is like a puzzle, and they are connecting all the pieces with fast trains. They already have the Haramain High-Speed Railway, going super fast from Mecca to Medina. Now, they want to build even more train roads, almost 8,000 kilometers! That’s a lot of tracks!
Saudi Arabia’s Big Dream
Saudi Arabia has a big dream to welcome 70 million friends from different countries by 2030. They are spending over $800 billion to make their dream come true. Imagine cool places like the Red Sea coast and a futuristic city called NEOM. Exciting, right?
The Train Success Story
In 2023, lots of people came to visit Saudi Arabia, and they had a 56% increase in friends coming from other countries. SAR’s CEO, Bashar bin Khaled Al Malik, says the Dream of the Desert train is a big deal. It’s not just a train; it’s like a moving hotel making everyone happy!
The End Saudi Arabia’s New Travel Magic
So, Saudi Arabia is stepping into a new era of travel with the Dream of the Desert luxury train. It’s not just about going from one place to another; it’s an adventure with friends. The train is like a magic carpet, showing off the beauty of the country. Everyone is excited to see how this new train ride will be travel, and it’s like a fairy tale coming true!