2004 News Story

Work starts on Jabal Omar project in Makkah

Work on the Jabal Omar real estate project in Makkah began yesterday as utility services to the existing 580 buildings in the area were cut in preparation for their demolition and the erection of new residential towers designed to accommodate 34,500 people. The project, whose cost is estimated at SR12 billion, is one of the largest aimed at developing the areas surrounding the Grand Mosque. Spread over an area of 230,000 square meters, the project includes five-star hotels, commercial centers, and prayer facilities for 200,000 worshippers. The project will have 4,500 shops and 3,000 showrooms, a central transport station and parking facilities for 12,000 vehicles.