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Trojena will be an iconic, world-class destination, blending natural and developed landscapes, and offering unique human-centric experiences for residents and visitors alike. The destination will house six distinctive clusters that blend real with virtual architectural and engineering innovations to create a destination like no other.

Trojena is part of NEOM’s regional plan, located 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast in the heart of our nature region. Elevations range from 1,500m to 2,600m and cover an area of nearly 60 square kilometers.

Ideally located for alpine and adventure sports, Trojena experiences sub-zero winter temperatures and has a year-round moderate climate that is cooler on average than the rest of the region. With its clear fresh air and panoramic views, Trojena will not only be a mesmerizing place to visit, but also the perfect place to live and work.


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Travel to the highest peak of luxury. A towering marvel of nature met by architectural excellence.

Aqaba Airport

An international airport in Jordan just a short drive from NEOM – with flights to and from European cities including London, Manchester, Berlin, Geneva, Milan, Rome, Athens, Cologne and Sofia.

Aqaba Airport


An international airport in Saudi Arabia just a short drive from NEOM – with flights to and from Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and with domestic airports within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.



Conveniently sitting at the crossroads of three continents, NEOM is perfect for global travellers. In fact, our international airport's central location will make 40% of the world accessible within a six-hour flight.


Mountains of Trojena

Trojena’s mountain elevations range from 1,500m to 2,600m and cover an area of nearly 60 square kilometers. The area’s climate is also cooler than the rest of the region and in winter it transforms into a snowy wonderland.



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  • Expert Philip Gullett

    Philip Gullett

    Trojena Executive Director

    We've got the opportunity to put new infrastructure into Trojena – to build it, develop it and create a place from the start. A place where people love to live, work and play.

    An interview with Philip Gullett

    1. Could you map out where Trojena sits in the grand vision for NEOM and how integral it is to the success of the project?
      It is one of 10 distinct regions within NEOM and provides a bit of a contrast to other projects because of the rich range of experiences on offer. Particularly, with regard to its natural features and the environment that will be developed within a high mountainous area. Plus it's got a very different climate because of the high altitude, with snow in winter and cooler temperatures in summer. So it's integral because it exhibits an overall spectrum of what NEOM can offer – from the coastal beach developments and our car-free city THE LINE, all the way to our automated port and the airport. And as a mountain development offering more than 100 activities for residents and guests, it is unique in many ways.
    2. Could you map out the world firsts that your team is working on?
      Well, it will be a resort with an extraordinary range of experiences – above and beyond any other mountain resort or destination in the world. We've got something very special here in terms of the natural environment, the range of recreational activities, sporting options and experiential opportunities. It’s second to none in that regard. From the first outdoor skiing in Saudi Arabia to our vertical village ‘The Vault’. So, we've got a number of things that are completely unique. Nothing like ‘The Vault’ has been created before. We have a lake too, with its bow structure on the front that isn't just a conventional dam; it contains an extraordinary piece of architectural space and design. Not to mention life-affirming experiences such as mountain concerts. There's something for everybody. That's the appealing thing. There’s a range of residences, hotels and opportunities for a broad range of people. For the high-net-worth crowd, we know that they love going to exclusive places. But also they want to go somewhere active and busy. A fully-activated place with a proper culture and community.
    3. Trojena is aiming to be the pinnacle for new experiences and perspectives. Would you be able to map out what that means and how it’s possible?
      Some of the things that we're doing create a new benchmark for mountain resorts – through the architecture, the experiences, the sports, the environment, the climate and the year-round attractions. That creates a new pinnacle. There are great resorts around the world, but they don't offer the range of experiences, sports, climate, nature and design on an extraordinary scale that we have here. It will be without comparison.
    4. What will the world-class wellness programs include and focus on?
      Similar to a normal program of health and wellness, but with high-tech medical treatments, recovery, training, human improvement and performance. So, it’s enhanced above a normal offering. The digital elements are part of the place-making. Normally in place-making the key pillars are brand, design, the way a place operates and the services that are offered. Here, because it's NEOM and because of the tech and digital overlay, it becomes part of the cognitive city approach. This provides the potential to show people what Trojena actually is before they even are here – giving them the opportunity to experience it via the digital twin technology, whereby a virtual real-time representation will be created for real-time online experiences.
    5. In the context of learning and development, will this be a place for leadership retreats and executive training as well?
      We have 15 hotels and 3,600+ rooms, but it's not all about hospitality. Leadership retreats and conferences will be something that we will have in Trojena. We will have a collection of unique things here. That's the trick, making it work as a successful place rather than just scattering a bunch of assets across the masterplan and having a program of events and experiences. It’s about making the whole thing work together from curation and branding to design and service standards. It's our job to bring that all together.
    6. Vertical or folded villages are a new concept, please can you tell us more about the thinking here with ‘The Vault’?
      It plays into the whole concept of NEOM, with 95% of the land being reserved for nature. And in a way, it's similar in concept to THE LINE in that it's concentrating that vertical village or city in one place, minimizing the land take – and maximizing walkability – rather than spreading all those elements out across a large space. The Vault is one of our unique offerings. Its incredible design supports some of NEOM’s important principles like sustainability, preservation of land and getting away from the normal approach to building cities on a grid that spreads out far and wide; taking up huge amounts of land and requiring lots of time in travel.
    7. The combination of architectural excellence, natural beauty, and next-level luxury at the top of Trojena is compelling. Why has nobody ever done this before?
      It’s because mountain resorts just don't develop in this way. You don't get the chance to create something from a blank sheet of paper and that's what we're doing. I think if other mountain resorts were created afresh, then maybe they would have tried to do something like this. And there is the drive within NEOM that is all about a 'new future'. This is what the future could look like. We've got the opportunity to put new infrastructure into Trojena – to build it, develop it and create a place from the start. A place where people love to live, work and play. We have come up with unique thinking and things that haven't been done before, but we have also learned from the past.
    8. Which architectural firms are on board to help with this journey?
      Our masterplan has been created by Lava Architecture, a German-based design firm. They came up with The Vault idea. Some of the other component parts are from Bureau Proberts, a Brisbane [Australia] based architect that came up with the lake idea. Plus the Zaha Hadid firm came up with other elements of the design. Then for the ski village we selected Aedas, a Hong Kong-based architect. While UN studio will design the ski slope residences. We're going with a broad range of architects and design styles within that overall master planning framework controlled by Lava. So that there is richness to the overall architecture and building form. And there will be more as we progress to the other development clusters. Of course, we have to be careful not to just have a complete mix of designers. It's safe to say, though, that Trojena will provide a rich architectural landscape.
    9. In terms of the advanced technology observatory planned, could you perhaps tell us a bit more about that?
      That's the stargazing camp, using high-technology telescopes and data. It's one of the Zaha Hadid elements. A place for people to come and look at the planets and the Milky Way with a clear sky and high-altitude location. All from from an amazing building. You can also visit during the day to learn about space and the galaxy, so it’s a place to experience and learn. It's going higher where the air is even clearer and the views are incredible. From up there you can look over to the Gulf of Aqaba too. And over to Egypt as well as the whole NEOM region.
    10. In terms of the exclusive resorts and residences, how will they be different from the others around the world?
      There aren't many places around the world that come together so well and that are focused on that overall composition of place-making. That will set us apart from other mountain destinations and other destinations generally. Very often the branding consultant or marketing consultant, or the team that runs the estate or does all the events, comes in virtually as the development is finishing. We're doing that at the start so it's thought about early in the process. It's the key component parts that make a great place. You can have a great place and it can be well designed, but if it's dead at night or during the day it ceases to be great – especially if the environment is not well maintained and service levels are poor. The trick is to activate the place 24/7 throughout the year. That brings people to a location and makes it compelling. So it’s thought about early and throughout the developmental creation process.
    11. And what makes Trojena such an attractive proposition for tourists, residents, business partners and investors as well?
      It's that combination. It's not just its design. It's how it's operated, how the events program works, the excellence of the design. So you are making people want to be there, rather than selling something to them. It’s all those things, but I think the climate will play a big part; making a big difference in the quality of the air. Plus the views and stunning mountain scenery. It's about the ability to visit, live, work and play. There's a lot of amazing places around the world, but you know we've got the chance to do something even more amazing. Something unequalled because of the range of the offer and the environment that the place is in. Also the way it's run, designed, branded and curated. That gives us a real point of difference.
    12. How will it be connected to the other regions and cities in NEOM?
      We will have environmentally sustainable energy-powered vehicles running on roads and a funicular that brings people to the destination as well. We're in dialogue about how we can link to the airport, to get people here quickly. We anticipate air landing ships and drone ports. It'll be whatever is the most up-to-date transport system that we can use and that goes to NEOM’s approach to advance transport systems, which minimize journey times. The spine [high-speed rail link] on THE LINE will deliver amazing journey times down its length from the airport and we can then spur off the line or take people up into Trojena.
    13. So how will NEOM protect the heritage sites and the wildlife that's so prevalent in that area around Trojena?
      One of the significant things is that we will be surrounded by a nature reserve, we can take advantage of that and help support it as well. First and foremost though, during the development and construction period we have to be mindful of what we're doing and very sensitive about any intervention up there. You cut a new road through that environment and you'll never repair it. We are taking an approach whereby you realize the value that there is in the flora, fauna and animals. You have to respect the natural environment and treat it as something that adds value.
    14. Are there any hotel, hospitality, or other commercial partners on board – or is it too early in the cycle?
      In 2022, we announced our inaugural hotel partner, Ennismore, with 25hours Hotels and Morgans Originals confirmed as the first two brands set to open hotels within Trojena. This was followed by the announcement of our partnership with Collective Retreats in February 2023. Conversations are going on for The Vault hospitality operators.
    15. People will ask how is it possible to take water up to a man-made lake on the top of Trojena – that is a huge engineering challenge isn’t it?
      We've got significant volume of water to get up there, so the supply pipe is a meter in diameter. It's desalinated water coming from the sea too. The Bow at the front of the lake is a big cantilever and is hollow inside, so you get this veneer of water across the top, which is about five meters deep and then multiple activities inside The Bow. The height from the wadi floor to the prow of The Bow is something like 150 meters and the Hoover Dam is 170 meters in height – so it's a big structure. It's achievable, but what we are planning pushes the boundaries. It's not that we're using technology that's never been tested before. Although it's on a big scale in a remote area, but the skills do exist to do it. One thing to say is all the excavated material removed carefully from the hillside to form The Vault will be recycled into the dam, so we're not carting away tons and tons of material. It’s crushed down and used in the dam. So there's a relationship between The Lake, The Bow, the dam and The Vault. Things will work in symbiosis.
    16. What is the legacy you want to leave for future generations with Trojena?
      A legacy that speaks to the principles of NEOM. Creating something for the future that can continue to grow. We've got a 1.2 million square meter masterplan. We already know there's potential for more development in the Trojena region so in a way, we're just getting things going. But the legacy is going to be a great place where people want to be. That's the mark of success. It's making something that enables the future and can live on into the future beyond the development stage, so that Trojena can continue to grow and evolve.
    17. Could you tell a bit more about your own profile and career?
      I'm a chartered surveyor by profession. It’s the first time working in the Middle East and Saudi Arabia for me, but I've got 32 years of real estate development and regeneration experience. I was delivering projects for about 20 years as a development manager and a development consultant, and then I spent nine years at Battersea Power Station, in London, as the chief operating officer; part of the team bringing that 8,000,000 square foot master plan through planning and into the creation of a place. The three years before I joined the Trojena team, I was the managing director of development at Canary Wharf Group, in London’s financial district.
    18. How is life at NEOM for you on a daily basis?
      We're extremely well looked after, we really are. The best thing is the range of people here, the different nationalities and diversity. Working with people absolutely at the top of their game across such a broad spectrum of skills and expertise is something that's really inspiring.
    19. What was the clincher for you to join the project here in Saudi Arabia?
      The opportunity to do something different. Like a lot of people here, who love the challenge of being the first on the ground and having that pioneering spirit. For me that is the appeal. Plus the joy of working in real estate and construction is you leave something behind. There's something tangible. You get to see the places you've helped create.


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Trojena's world-leading experts are creating a unique mountain destination that will serve as a year-round adventure sport and entertainment experience, like no other.

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    Philip Gullett

    Trojena Executive Director

    Philip Gullett is a chartered surveyor by profession. He has more than 32 years of real estate development experience and a track record in delivering high-profile projects, such as the regeneration of Battersea Power Station site in London. He was previously MD of development at Canary Wharf Group.

  • Peter Amato

    Peter Amato

    Head of Development Management

    Three decades of real estate experience has enabled Peter to hold senior roles at several high-profile firms, including Candy and Candy, Qatari Diar, Dalian Wanda, LBS Properties, Xinyuan Real Estate and The Crown Estate. Peter currently leads the development teams on Trojena.

  • Clark Williams

    Clark Williams

    Marketing & Communication Director

    With over 17 years of GCC property marketing experience, Clark has established himself as a sales, marketing and destination development expert of large-scale regional projects. He has worked for renowned companies including Emaar Properties, Dubai, UAE; Msheireb Properties, Doha, Qatar; and NEOM.

  • Raheel Mir

    Raheel Mir

    Director of Business Planning and Strategy

    Raheel Mir has extensive experience in real estate development, holding key positions at Qatari Diar, Capital and Counties, Battersea Power Station and Lend Lease. He has overseen multi-billion-dollar portfolios and played pivotal roles in prestigious projects, including London 2012 Olympic Village.

  • Todd Betts

    Todd Betts

    Director of Strategy and Investments

    Todd Betts has more than three decades of leadership experience ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 multinationals, located in Canada, Hong Kong and now the Middle East. He has worked for companies including TECOM Group LLC, CK Hutchison Holdings Limited and Corus Entertainment Inc.

  • Troy Hart

    Troy Hart

    Estate, Asset and Facilities Management

    With three decades of experience in international leadership and management, Troy’s expertise lies in large-scale, complex mixed-use regional developments and leisure assets. He has been instrumental in founding the Asset Management divisions for the Nakheel Project portfolios and The Wave, Muscat.

  • Philip Radford

    Philip Radford

    PMO Director

    Philip Radford specializes in project & program management of large-scale mixed-use developments and mega events. He is currently responsible for leading the PMO – the focal point for coordination, reporting, governance, controls, planning, communication, assurance and oversight of Trojena.


Trojena will showcase the next generation of luxury living, with a limited and exclusive offering of apartments, chalets, mansions and ultra-luxury mansions that boast unparalleled privacy, inspirational architecture and a seamless journey with nature. Conveniently located 50km from the Gulf of Aqaba, in a destination of breathtaking natural beauty, life in Trojena will provide exhilarating adventure and entertainment for residents and visitors.


  • A futuristic ski resort in the NEOM mountains, this incredible region will offer year-round outdoor skiing and adventure sports.

    With world-class hotels and luxury homes accommodating visitors and residents alike, our temperate climate makes Trojena a perfect destination to live, work and play, with each unique Cluster providing extraordinary experiences.

  • Found in the Tabuk region of northwest Saudi Arabia, Trojena is in close proximity to all of NEOM's other spectacular destinations.

    High in the Saudi Arabian mountains, but easily accessible by our fully-sustainable transport network, reaching our unique year-round destination from The LINE, Oxagon or even internationally via NEOM Bay Airport will be simple.

  • Trojena is known as the "Mountains of NEOM" for a reason – it’s home to some of the highest peaks in Saudi Arabia, which reach up to 2,600 meters in altitude.

    Thanks to Trojena’s ideal weather conditions, it's the perfect destination for summer hiking or winter skiing, with over 30km of ski slopes planned.

  • Because of the region's climate – which is significantly cooler on average than the rest of the GCC – Trojena has the perfect conditions for a world-class ski resort.

    Our ski resort will fully embrace the world's leading technology, striving to not only provide some of the world's best skiing and snowboarding, but to act as a hotbed of innovation in the sport. Our Saudi Arabia ski resort will also be home to The Vault, a one-off folded vertical village welcoming people to a new world of possibilities.

  • Yes, believe it or not, Saudi Arabia has snow – but due to its inconsistency, Trojena will utilize a combination of real and artificial snow to create a truly magical place for alpine sports all year round.

    With average winter temperatures reaching sub-zero levels, and year-round temperatures consistently cooler than the rest of the region, Trojena's ideal weather compliments the clear fresh air and stunning views to create the perfect place to explore and experience.

  • Trojena will consist of many unique areas, which we call Clusters. Depending on which one you decide to visit, you could experience leisure activities, world-class music concerts, an advanced-tech observatory, a man-made freshwater lake and more.

    Our year-round mountain destination will not only be a place for the world's most adventurous daredevils, but a relaxing retreat focused on unwinding and recharging. In other words, how you choose to experience Trojena is entirely up to you.