The Red Sea Project is grounded in sustainability and sustainable tourism in its fullest sense. Our master plan is informed by the largest marine spatial planning simulation ever undertaken, modeling the environmental impact of developing and operating the destination.

Tourism, properly harnessed, can and must serve the needs of the environment if it is to be sustainable in the long term. 

This includes protecting the environment and the species that call it home, as well as supporting the local communities living in close proximity to the destination.

We are committed to aligning the project with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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At the Red Sea Development Company, we aim to set new standards in sustainable development, respecting the natural world, creating opportunities for the local communities and protecting the destination for the future.

We aspire to be the world leader in environmental sustainability across planning, construction and operation. Developmental, regulatory, and technological measures will ensure we protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment.

The master plan is informed by a comprehensive marine spatial planning simulation that projects a net positive conservation benefit of up to 30% within the next two decades.

And sensors throughout the destination will monitor environmental markers to provide consistent feedback of the surrounding waters as well as aridity and wind patterns inland.

A principled approach

We are pursuing a policy of 100 percent renewable energy at the destination, with the ultimate objective of generating and storing energy exclusively from using renewable sources.

We plan to implement a range of policies including zero waste-to-landfill, 100 percent carbon neutrality and a total ban on single use plastics. Where the technology currently exists to achieve this, we will implement it. Where it doesn’t exist today, we will seek to develop it.


100 percent renewable energy 24 hours a day

Zero single use plastics

Net positive conservation impact

100 percent carbon neutrality