Prime accommodations for DD28 are at the 5-star Al Khozama Hotel on the KAUST campus, for which bookings may be made here. ("Al Khozama" means "desert flower".) Like the registration process, booking at the hotel has a formal second stage for us to verify your campus access. The conference has guaranteed 80 of the hotel's 206 total rooms on this DD28 room block. The guaranteed block requires booking with pre-payment by 15 November. Registrants may book at Al Khozama outside of the block with later terms up until its capacity may be reached by other events. Single or paired rooms are available. It is unnecessary to select the breakfast option, since four breakfasts are included in the conference registration. (The hotel booking form could be more friendly. If the webform does not accept the format of your phone number, pad with zeros. We have reported the bug.) The hotel has a mixed gender gym and large outdoor pool.
The 5-star Bay La Sun Hotel and Marina at the King Abdullah Economic City, on the northern border of the KAUST campus is the nearest alternative, for which free daily shuttle bus service will be arranged for DD28 participants. It offers some lower nightly rates and seaside views. Bay La Sun based participants should allow about a half-hour each way each day for transportation and gate access. The conference venue has ample leisure space for relaxation between conference events.
KAUST is located 70 km to the north of the metropolis of Jeddah (4.7 million inhabitants), which offers a vast variety of accommodations and could be attractive for single-day participants commuting by taxi to the campus (approximate taxi cost: USD 50 one way). However, there is no regularly scheduled transportation, so this is not recommended for multiple-day DD28 participants.