New city to be built bordering the Gulf of Aqaba, Saudi Arabia
05 January 2022
at 08:23:31 UTC
Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Coast, beach, reef, biodiversity, urban planning, investment, infrastructure, reef, geology, Saudi Arabia, Egypt
Fig. 1 - S2 (05.01.2022) - Up to 24 km wide, Gulf of Aqaba stretches 160 km from the Straits of Tiran to where Israel meets Egypt & Jordan.
Extending into the Dead Sea Rift, this gulf reaches a max depth of 1850 m while the Gulf of Suez is 32 km at its widest but less than 100 m deep.
Fig. 2 - Facing Sharm el-Sheikh, Neom city will be built around this gypsum / anhydride layer of the Raghama formation showing in green.
Fig. 3 - Egypt ceded Tiran & Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia which plans to build the Saudi–Egypt Causeway across the Gulf.
Fig. 4 - Gayal Cove, Jazīrat ar Rayamān (west) & Jazīrat Umm Quşūr (south-east) islands could become swimming & diving spots.
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Contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2023, processed by VisioTerra.
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