An upcoming integrated resort Amaala located along Saudi Arabia’s northwest coast has released renderings for a new international airport.

The striking design draws inspiration from its location – a desert environment.

UK-based architecture and design firm Foster + Partners have conceptualised the design for the terminal and control tower, and the international consultancy and engineering group Egis has designed the master plan for the airport.

Scheduled to be fully operational by 2023, the airport terminal is estimated to accommodate one million visitors per year.

Inside, there will be a spacious courtyard complemented by contemporary interiors and several other exclusive features such as tailored experiences that can be enjoyed by wealthy travellers.

Amaala’s chief executive officer Nicholas Naples describes the airport as a gateway to Amaala, where “visitors will be greeted by personalised experiences from the moment they step off the plane. From design to personalisation, this will be no ordinary airport. Immersed in the spirit of Amaala, the airport will create an environment that embodies the philosophy of the destination beyond.”

Climate-controlled hangars will be available for private jets as well as a ground transfer service that is accessible from inside the arrival hangar.

Jacques Khoriaty, middle east and south Asia Aviation director of Egis said, “The airport meets the highest environmental design and sustainability standards, and is operationally versatile and incorporates the latest technology and practice standards.”