The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has unveiled plans to develop a new resort aligned with the Sustainability Charter for AlUla, Saudi Green Initiative and Vision 2030. The new property, Azulik AlUla Resort, is slated to launch in 2027.
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. The resort will have 76 villas across six categories, plus a spa, VIP club, welcome lounges, all-day dining and a museum.
The 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 utilize 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, as well as hiking trails for guests to enjoy the surroundings.
Operated by Mexican luxury brand Azulik and designed by Roth Architecture, the resort will offer accommodations for guests and provide socioeconomic benefits for the AlUla community. Once fully operational, Azulik AlUla Resort will create over 300 new jobs. Along with local materials and contractors sought for construction, most operational supplies will be sought from AlUla and wider KSA to further boost regional economic growth.