In the heart of the desert, Saudi Arabia introduces its latest venture, a luxurious train named ‘Dream of the Desert’. This train promises opulence both inside and out, setting a new standard for luxury travel in the region.
Scheduled to be operational by the end of 2025, ‘Dream of the Desert’ will cover a maximum distance of 1300 km from Riyadh, the capital city of Saudi Arabia. With a top speed of 300 km per hour, it aims to provide swift and luxurious travel experiences for its passengers.
The train will feature 40 lavish cabins, meticulously designed to reflect Saudi tradition and heritage. With a capacity to accommodate up to 82 passengers, it offers the perfect blend of comfort and elegance for its guests.
Designed for short trips of one or two nights, ‘Dream of the Desert’ marks the Middle East’s first venture into luxury train travel. The expansion of railway lines in the north-western region of Saudi Arabia is underway to facilitate high-speed operations.
To bring this ambitious project to life, Saudi Arabia has partnered with the Italian service provider Arsenal Group, signing a deal worth 53.33 million dollars. The investment underscores the country’s commitment to enhancing its tourism offerings and attracting visitors from around the world.
Since 2019, Saudi Arabia has been actively promoting luxury train travel as part of its tourism initiatives. With ‘Dream of the Desert’, the country aims to compete with renowned luxury trains in South Korea and Japan, setting a new benchmark for excellence in the industry.
As the project unfolds, it is expected to elevate the tourism experience in Saudi Arabia, offering travelers a unique opportunity to explore the desert landscape in unparalleled comfort and style. ‘Dream of the Desert’ promises to add a new dimension to luxury travel, making it an enticing prospect for tourists seeking memorable adventures in the heart of the desert.