Nabq Touristic Center
The Ministry of Tourism invited Sites International to prepare a master plan for a 2700-acre major touristic center adjacent to the Nabq Conservation, located on the eastern coast of the Sinai Peninsula. Nabq represents the Gulf of Aqaba’s largest coastal conservation and is a touristic magnet, with 600 km2 of protected virgin landscape sheltering a variety of ecosystems. The diverse landscape features deserts, mountains and valleys. The Tourist Center will be developed over two decades in four phases.
The master plan hosts a variety of hotels, chalets, apartment units, retail and recreational facilities, and services to attract investors across the socioeconomic spectrum. Residential accommodations for the on-site labor force were also incorporated in the plan. The master plan made use of the natural plateau of the landscape, keeping buildings inland in order to maximize panoramic views and access to the Gulf of Aqaba and the two islands of Teran and Sanafeer. Streetscapes, plazas, ample green spaces and shaded trails are located throughout the site. When the project is completed, over 25,000 hotel rooms will be available in addition to chalets and apartment units.