Last Updated on November 28, 2023

NEOM is a visionary project that is set to transform the Red Sea coast of northwest Saudi Arabia into a futuristic city unlike any other.

Launched in 2017 by His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Crown Prince and Prime Minister, NEOM is a futuristic region in northwest Saudi Arabia powered by 100% renewable energy.

NEOM is more than just a smart city, it is a region that will contain numerous cities, resorts and other developments.

Future location of Neom in the map of Saudi Arabia
Future location of Neom in the map of Saudi Arabia

The project is being largely bankrolled by the Public Investment Fund, which invests funds on behalf of the government of Saudi Arabia.

The Saudi development company established to create NEOM, which is led by chief executive officer Nadhmi Al-Nasr, claims the fund is contributing $500 billion to the scheme.

NEOM forms part of the Saudi Vision 2030 plan to diversify the country’s economy in order to reduce its dependence on oil.

NEOM is a special economic zone; its innovative work across multiple sectors will not only diversify the Kingdom’s economy, but offers solutions that other parts of the world can benefit from.


What is Epicon?

Epicon is the latest region unveiled from NEOM. It is a luxury retreat of the future, located on the Gulf of Aqaba.

Epicon comprises two skyscrapers and a resort, offering a stunning blend of architecture, technology, and nature.

Epicon is designed as a gateway to the future, providing an opportunity to escape the stresses of the everyday and enjoy a truly immersive and life-affirming experience.

Epicon consists of two towers and a resort, with a total of 160 additional luxury keys.

The towers are 225 m and 275 m high, and are designed to mimic a glistening mirage on the horizon.

Within these towers, guests can ascend to the lounges and premium restaurants.

Those seeking elevated experiences can go even higher to enjoy stays at suites and residences.

NEOM | Epicon – A destination like no other

Epicon offers 55 such ultra-luxury suites and residences.

Located at a short distance from the towers is the Epicon Resort.

A harmonious blend of architectural ingenuity and innovation, it comprises 120 luxury resort rooms and 45 residential beach villas.

Here, a beach club, indoor and outdoor spa treatments, wellness pools, gourmet restaurants, stunning lounges and gyms await you.

A helipad, jetty and a range of water sports shall also be available to elevate your stay and make it an unforgettable experience.


Who is behind Epicon?

Epicon is conceptualised by Studio 10Design, a global architecture and design firm based in Hong Kong.

Epicon is the sixth region inside NEOM, following Leyja, which is a sustainable tourism destination set within a natural valley.

Epicon is part of Saudi Arabia’s vision to create a new urban area in the country’s north west, that will showcase innovation, sustainability, and human development.

Epicon is expected to be completed by 2025, and will be open to visitors from around the world.

Epicon is set to become a jewel of the upcoming desert city of NEOM, and a pinnacle of modern luxury and engineering marvel.


How is Epicon different from other luxury destinations?

Epicon is not just another luxury destination, it is a unique and innovative concept that reflects the vision and values of NEOM.

Epicon is designed to be a sustainable and smart development, powered by renewable energy and cutting-edge technology.

Epicon will also showcase the rich culture and heritage of Saudi Arabia, as well as the diversity and creativity of its people.

Epicon will offer its guests and residents a range of bespoke wellness treatments, inspired by both ancient rituals and modern science.

Epicon will also feature a library and workspaces, where guests and residents can access the latest knowledge and information, as well as collaborate and network with other like-minded individuals.

Epicon will also provide a platform for adventure, sport, and entertainment, with a variety of water sports, outdoor activities, and destination restaurants.

Epicon will be a highly attractive visitor destination and an optimum place to live and thrive, where guests and residents can expect a truly immersive and life-affirming experience.

Epicon, NEOM
NEOM, Saudi Arabia’s futuristic city project, unveils Epicon, a luxury retreat of the future. Epicon comprises two skyscrapers and a resort, with a total of 160 additional luxury keys, on the Gulf of Aqaba.

Other projects in NEOM

Epicon is the sixth region inside NEOM, following Leyja, which is a sustainable tourism destination set within a natural valley.

Leyja will encompass three cutting edge Our Habitas ‘homes’, comprising 120 collective keys: Home of Adventure, where adventure, sport, and technology collide; Oasis, a celebration of nature; and Home of Wellness, featuring cutting-edge longevity and ancient ritual inspiration.

NEOM is also home to other ambitious and visionary projects, such as The Line, a 170 km linear city that will have no cars, no streets, and no carbon emissions.

The Line will connect four diverse ecosystems, and will be home to a million residents from around the world. The Line will also feature ultra-high-speed transit, autonomous mobility, and artificial intelligence.

Another project in NEOM is Jeddah Tower, which is set to become the world’s tallest building, surpassing the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Jeddah Tower will be over 1 km high, and will feature a hotel, apartments, offices, and an observation deck.

Jeddah Tower will also be part of Jeddah Economic City, a new urban development that will include a mall, a cultural centre, and a harbour.

NEOM is a mega city that will function on renewable energy completely, and will showcase the best of innovation, sustainability, and human development.


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