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Saudi Arabia wins bid to host 2029 Asian Winter Games

RIYADH, October 4, 2022

Saudi Arabia has won the bid to host the 2029 Asian Winter Games (AWG) in the upcoming mega city NEOM’s Trojena, the Kingdom’s Minister of Sports Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Faisal has announced.
The announcement came following a General Assembly meeting of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) in Cambodia.
Prince Abdulaziz, who is also the President of the Saudi Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SOPC), headed a delegation to the General Assembly.
"With the unlimited support by the Saudi leadership & HRH Crown Prince to the sport sector, we are proud to announce we have won the bid to host AWG TROJENA2029 as the first country in West Asia,  which will continue to place the kingdom as one of the leading countries in sport," said Prince Abdulaziz in a Twitter post.
Trojena, a key attraction in Neom, will be the first major outdoor skiing destination in the Arabian Peninsula. It will be located in Saudia Arabia's highest mountain range, about 50 km from the Gulf of Aqaba coast, with elevations ranging from 4,900 ft to 8,500 ft.
A new global destination for mountain tourism, Trojena is part of Neom's plan and strategy to contribute to supporting and developing the tourism sector in the region.
The project boasts unique and innovative architecture, unlike any other in the world, where the captivating landscapes of Neom mountains coexist in harmony with the tourist sites developed within them, offering a new and unprecedented tourism experience that reflects the future of living, working and entertainment in Neom.
Outdoor skiing is a unique feature of Trojena that will provide a unique experience never before witnessed in the region, especially in Gulf countries known for their desert climates. 
Amateurs and professionals alike will be able to enjoy the many ski runs of various difficulties with an array of contrasting and breathtaking views. The blue waters of the Red Sea, beauty of the Neom mountain ranges and the golden desert sand dunes will provide skiers a first-of-its-kind experience that combines these diverse environments with fun-filled and adventurous moments.


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