According to The Telegraph News,Saudi Arabia’s new heir to the throne has announced plans for a beach resort where special laws will allow women to wear bikinis instead of covering up their skin.
According to The Telegraph,Saudi Arabia’s public investment fund has claimed that it would be an“exquisite luxury resort destination established across 50 untouched natural islands”.
“The Red Sea project will be a luxury resort destination situated across the islands of a lagoon and steeped in nature and culture.
“It will set new standards for sustainable development and bring about the next generation of luxury travel to put Saudi Arabia on the international tourism map,” according to the fund.
Construction is set to begin in 2019 and the first phase of the project will be completed by 2022, according to the announcement. It hopes to host a million visitors a year by 2035.
The Red Sea project is part of Prince Mohammed’s Vision 2030 – a plan to diversify the Saudi economy and wean it off its dependence on oil.
This project has triggered a new debate on the pros and cons of this project.Where some are appreciating the new heir for his vision while some think this idea unlikely to succeed.
This project is considered to boost tourism in Saudi Arabia.It will also prove to be very beneficial for its economy.
But the Muslims all around the world are quite shocked over this announcement.