The Dream of the Desert Train will consist of 40 luxury cabins, the deal has been sealed
An agreement was reached to run the luxury train in the desert of Saudi Arabia. According to the Saudi Gazette, Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) and Italy’s Arsenale Group, which specializes in managing luxury train services, have agreed to launch the ‘Dream of the Desert’ luxury train service in the Kingdom. The desert train will have 40 luxury cabins and a maximum capacity of 80 passengers. The train will arrive in Saudi Arabia in the summer of 2025, with the first paying customers able to travel on it in November 2025.
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Dr. Bashar Al Malik, CEO of SAR, and Paolo Barletta, CEO of the Board of Directors of Arsenal Group, recently met with the Minister of Transport and Logistics of Saudi Arabian Railways (SAR) Engineers and Chairman of the Board of Directors Eng. In a ceremony held in the presence of Saleh Al-Jasser, an agreement was signed in this regard. The purpose of this agreement is to implement the memorandum of understanding signed between the two parties on March 15, 2023, for “rail cruising” throughout Saudi Arabia. The first luxury train will run from Riyadh on a 770-mile route that will pass through Hail, the northern city of al-Quraiyat, near the Jordanian border.
Speaking on the occasion, Al-Jasser said that the launch of luxury train services in the Kingdom for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa region will add quality services and additional options in the transportation sector in Saudi Arabia. One of the initiatives for transport and logistics services is to improve quality of life and support national strategies.
In his address, he also highlighted the great and unlimited support that the transportation and logistics services system has received from wise leadership to enable the sector to achieve its services and development projects and initiatives. Encourage collaboration and joint integration in the sector to improve transport patterns and improve user experience.
It is worth noting here that Arsenal Group has invested more than 200 million Rials in Dream of the Desert Train, an Italian company specializing in luxury hospitality, international hotels, resort management and luxury travel. , the company is working on sustainable projects for luxury services through tourist trains with a fleet of six trains operating in Italy.