Dentons with Arsenale’s venture with SAR

Dentons advised Arsenale, an Italian company specialising in the development and operation of luxury hospitality facilities, on their partnership with Saudi Arabian Railways (SAR) to introduce the “Dream of the Desert” luxury train cruise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emulating the Orient Express, it will be the first of its kind in the Middle East region.

Dream of the desert’s journey

The luxury train cruise will consist of a 770-mile journey from Riyadh, through Hail, to the northern city of Al-Qurayat, situated near the Jordanian border. 

The team

Dentons advised Arsenale on corporate, contractual and regulatory matters, as well as all aspects of Arsenale’s 25-year contract with SAR.

Riyadh-based partner Ziad Saad (pictured), partner Matthew Hanslip Ward (based in London), counsel Martin Watt (based in London), senior associate Mohamad Al Rifai (based in Riyadh), associate Intesar Alkhayyal (based in Riyadh) and associate Joshua Fox (based in London) led Denton’s team.