Dubai Holding and Jabal Omar Development Company have signed an agreement to develop a new hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The five-star Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel will be managed by the world-renowned luxury hospitality brand, Jumeirah Group. Made of four towers with views of Masjid-al-Haram, the hotel is within walking distance from the holy mosque.
The hotel will feature 1,033 guest rooms and 93 villas. In addition to food and beverage offerings, meeting facilities, executive lounge, gymnasium and over 90 retail units. Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel will be operational in early 2019.
Yasser Al Sharif, chief executive officer of Jabal Omar Development Company, said: “Jabal Omar Development Company is committed to offering guests of Masjid-al-Haram and visitors to the Holy Capital superior hospitality services, in accordance with the highest international standards. We are pleased to work with an established global hospitality brand grown in our region, such as Jumeirah Group, and we look forward to a fruitful cooperation to reap the mutual benefit for our guests and shareholders alike.”
Edris Al Rafi, chief executive officer of Dubai Holding, said: “Dubai Holding takes great honor in announcing the addition of this unique property to the Jumeirah Group portfolio. As the company embarks on its next phase of growth, adding such a strategic and large hotel to the portfolio is a key milestone in our ambitious international expansion strategy. Jabal Omar Jumeirah Makkah Hotel will significantly boost its growth in the coming years. It will also mark the Group’s first presence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Makkah, one of the holiest sites in the world and the highest in real estate value.”