Saudi Arabia has made a $53 million deal with an Italian company to build a dream in the desert, a train that shall be the first of its kind in the Middle East. The Italian Company ‘Arsenale Group,’ who built Orient Express La Dolce Vita, is partnering with Saudi Arabia Railways (SAR) to build a luxury, 40-cabinet train that shall pass from the North Train Station in Riyadh and end at Al-Qurayyat Train Station. When finished, the train will be the first of its kind in the region, offering a second-to-none Arabian experience.
SAR CEO Dr. Bashar Al-Malik underscored SAR's commitment to implementing quality initiatives emanating from the company's strategy associated with the National Transport and Logistics Strategy, noting that the "Dream of the Desert" train will be a great addition to the services of the company as it adds an important tourist and entertainment option to the list of services to its customers, and enables visitors and residents to discover more areas of the Kingdom while enjoying luxurious transport services.
Barletta said that the initial production stages of the train have recently begun in Italy, in preparation for having it enter into service according to the announced plan.
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