Sahl Dudin

Three man-made blue lagoons with a total area of 750000 m², and comprising a constellation of 17 white sand beaches are spread over the Ayla community.

Offering world-class amenities in a glorious picture-perfect setting, Golf Hills is home to Jordan’s first 18-hole golf course. The district offers a contemporary Ayla Golf Club and Academy, extraordinary guest accommodations, as well as beautifully designed residential apartments, townhouses and villas.


As part of Ayla’s mission to help create a prosperous community that embraces its natural assets, the company strives to develop the golf course to become one of the most environmentally friendly in the world. At the district, every detail conspires to provide its residents and guests with a spectacular experience. With over 12km² of rolling greens, the lush landscape features three green pockets with panoramic views of the area, paved courtyards reminiscent of a traditional Arabic medina, playgrounds, sundecks, and swimming pools – including an infinity pool overlooking the golf course.

The Avenue district is Ayla’s interpretation of downtown living on the coast of the Red Sea.
This pedestrian-friendly boulevard boasts designer brand local and international names in fashion and lifestyle.

Our walk-friendly roads will guide you through the cosmopolitan Avenue district, taking you from the modern residences and apartments to the vast shopping and dining areas, which lead into historic Aqaba.

Offering the perfect blend of land and sea – from luxurious waterfront residences, to a world-class marina, to the Marina Village’s unique boutiques and restaurants – the district’s pulse of the Ayla community. Encompassing modern luxury and historic beauty, the Marina District comprises 17,000 m² of commercial space, three hotels with approximately 700 rooms, as well as 582 residential apartments and private villas.


The district is also home to Aqaba’s largest marina with almost 300 berths, fitting boats up to 40m long with a draft up to 4m, and providing exceptional facilities and services that adhere to international standards. With its pedestrian friendly roads, yearlong activities catering to adults and children, biking lanes, world-class amenities, and a bustling nightlife, the district offers its residents and visitors the opportunity to get lost in the magnificent coastal allure of the Red Sea.

Dazzling entertainment venues, organic designs, and culture, unite at Ayla’s Creek District – creating an urban-spirited community bustling with extraordinary energy. The district is home to an exquisite beach club as well as a collection of contemporary riverfront residences that combine the perks of urban and coastal living. The district’s waterfront includes 420 townhouses and 72 apartments.

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Board Member / Managing Director

Sahl Dudin is Managing Director of Ayla Oasis Development Company (Ayla), and a member of the Board of Directors of all its 26 affiliated companies that have interests in a wide range of industries including tourism, property development, entertainment and services.


Sahl Dudin has over 30 years of experience in the development of mega projects. He began his career as an engineering supervisor in 1986, and then became Director of Maintenance and Engineering at Intercontinental Jordan Hotel. He was later given the responsibility to lead a number of high net-worth projects in the hospitality and tourism sectors. In particular, he has driven the growth of Zara Investment Holding Company in various capacities including that of Deputy General Manager – Technical Affairs. He played a key role in the establishment of a chain of hotels including Movenpick Resort Petra, Movenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea, Mövenpick Resort & Residences Aqaba, Grand Hyatt Amman and Intercontinental Amman.


After joining Ayla, he supervised the establishment of the master-planned community of Ayla in his capacity as Managing Director. The project features 750,000 sq m of man-made lagoons that added 17 km of waterfront to the shorelines of Aqaba, and Jordan’s first signature golf course designed by Greg Norman. Ayla is strategically located on the pristine Red Sea shores in close proximity to Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The project aims to transform Aqaba from a port of commerce into a truly sustainable waterfront community that combines opportunities to live, play and work.


Currently, Sahl is a member of the Board of Directors of the Jordan Tourism Board and a member of the Board of and the non-profit organization Injaz, which works to provide equal economic opportunities for the youth of Jordan. He is also a member of the Marine Sciences Station, and the Run Jordan, the Jordanian Marathon Association. Moreover, Sahl is a board member of the Social Security Investment Fund.


Sahl Dudin holds two Bachelor of Science degrees in Mechanical and Civil Engineering from the University of Hartford in the US. A community leader, he is an active member of the Jordanian civil society, focusing on youth and sustainable development.

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