The First Saudi-Based Jumeirah Hotel Opens in the Holy City of Makkah

Just a short walk from the Great Mosque of Makkah, the hotel consists of two high-rise towers, offering 507 rooms and suites.

By Mai El Mokadem


Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality brand renowned for its iconic properties, has achieved a significant milestone with the opening of its first hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah. This grand debut not only marks Jumeirah's expansion into a new market but also underscores its commitment to catering to the needs of pilgrims visiting the holy city of Makkah.

Situated within the prestigious Jabal Omar development, just a short walk from the Great Mosque of Makkah, the hotel boasts two elegant high-rise towers currently offering 507 rooms and suites. Designed by renowned architects Fosters + Partners, the property combines modern luxury with elements of traditional Islamic architecture, creating an authentic haven of serenity and spirituality for its guests.

Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah offers more than just luxurious accommodations. With an additional 526 rooms and suites to be added in phases across two more towers, the hotel is poised to become a landmark destination in Makkah, providing stunning views of the city and the Great Mosque. Guests can enjoy a variety of world-class amenities, including three meeting rooms and event spaces, along with eight diverse dining destinations. From the Mediterranean flavors of Patras to the signature Arabesque restaurant, the hotel caters to various culinary preferences. As for the pilgrimage experience, Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah offers guests dedicated prayer facilities and pilgrimage guides.

"We are proud to have opened the first Jumeirah hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in such a significant location," Katerina Giannouka, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group, said in a statement. "Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah will deliver the exceptional service that Jumeirah is known for, enabling an enhanced experience for all who are visiting Makkah."

The inauguration of Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah signifies a new chapter for the hospitality industry in Makkah. With the escalating demand for luxury accommodations and personalized services, Jumeirah is well-positioned to contribute significantly to shaping the future of hospitality in the Holy City.


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