DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia plans to build a “semi-autonomous” visa-free travel destination along its northwestern Red Sea coast where restrictions on women’s dress, gender segregation and other conservative norms could be waived.

The Red Sea project will include diving attractions and a nature reserve, with some areas resembling the luxury hotels, islands and lagoons of the Maldives. The Saudi Commission for Tourism did not immediately respond to an Associated Press request for more details on the rules that will govern tourists at the Red Sea resort.

The country’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) said Monday (July 31) it

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