Saudi Arabia is making a massive airport for luxury travellers that will create an optical illusion of a desert mirage


A mirage by definition is an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert or on a hot road caused by the refraction of light from the sky by heated air. We have just discovered a man-made mirage in the form of Foster + Partners-designed new airport in Saudi Arabia. The event of landing at this airport will be a lot like the experience of seeing a mirage in the desert. We have got our hands on the Renderings of this stunning new international luxury airport. The airport is due for completion in 2023 and is estimated to accommodate one million travelers per year once it officially opens. It could well be one of the most beautiful airports in the world with a terminal building and a tower, a spacious courtyard, and opulent interiors that reflect AMAALA’s ultra-luxury hospitality spirit. The Amaala resort said: ‘The structure takes its inspiration from the surrounding environment, resulting in a mesmerizing mirage effect. Let’s see what the future hold in these mind-boggling pictures.


What looks like a mystical natural wonder is actually a man-made international airport replete with luxury and designed to look like a mirage.

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The terminal building will contain a list of amenities like a private members club, climate-controlled hangars, and more all designed to look sleek and seamless with unique artwork and tailored experiences


A ground transfer service will be accessible from inside the arrival hangar.


A rendering of the marina and yacht club at the Amaala resort, located in the Prince Mohammad bin Salman Natural Reserve is an example of unmatched grandeur

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The airport’s master plan was designed by Egis, an international consultancy and engineering group, and ‘incorporates unique design practices, drawing inspiration from its location.

[Via: World Architecture Community]