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Jumeirah Officially Opens in First Hotel in Saudi Arabia: Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel in Makkah
Jumeirah Officially Opens in First Hotel in Saudi Arabia_ Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel in Makkah

Dubai’s Jumeirah Hotel group has officially announced the opening of its first hotel in Saudi Arabia, the Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel in the Holy City of Makkah.

Situated in the heart of Jabal Omar near the Grand Mosque, Al Masjid Al Haram, the hotel is situated in the second phase of the Jabal Omar development.

It features over 1000 rooms and suites, many with direct haram views. The hotel aims to provide Hajj and Umrah pilgrims with exceptional experiences.

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The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel

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Dubai’s renowned Jumeirah Hotel group has broadened its global footprint with the grand inauguration of its first-ever hotel in Saudi Arabia – the Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel. This magnificent hotel marks a milestone in the hospitality sector’s ongoing expansion in the Kingdom.

Location of The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel

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The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel is strategically located in the heart of Jabal Omar, a short walk from the Grand Mosque, Al Masjid Al Haram in Mecca, one of the most sacred sites in Islam. It makes a great addition to the growing number of 5 star Makkah hotels.

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This strategic location positions the hotel as a prime destination for Hajj and Umrah pilgrims seeking a serene, comfortable, and luxurious sanctuary during their spiritual journey in the holy city of Makkah.

The Design and Architecture

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Designed by the internationally acclaimed architectural firm Fosters + Partners, the hotel’s design combines traditional aesthetics with modern elegance. 

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The architectural brilliance of the hotel is apparent in its high-rise towers that offer breathtaking views of the city and the Grand Mosque. The hotel is a part of the second phase of the city’s flagship Jabal Omar project, reflecting the city’s progressive development strategy.

Luxurious Accommodation 

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The hotel boasts 1,121 elegantly designed rooms, suites, and residences, offering various accommodation options for diverse guest preferences. Currently, 507 guest rooms and suites are available across two high-rise towers. 

The hotel plans to add a further 526 rooms and suites across two more contemporary towers. The hotel can book floors for guests seeking the highest level of privacy and exclusivity, each featuring 14 rooms and suites. 

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Additionally, the hotel hosts 88 exclusive residences across the podium of the four towers, offering guests a unique living experience with spacious terraces. 

These residences allow guests to join the group prayers at the Great Mosque right from the comfort of their accommodation.

Dining Destinations at Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah

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The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah has eight dining destinations catering to various culinary preferences. The Mediterranean restaurant, Patras, and a lobby lounge offering specialty teas and baked goods are operational. 

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Guests can look forward to six more unique dining options in the future, including a regional Arabesque restaurant, Persian, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, and Indo-Pakistani restaurants, and a café specializing in fine teas and French baked goods.

Meeting and Event Spaces

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In addition to its luxury accommodation and dining offerings, the hotel also features three meeting rooms and event spaces capable of accommodating 10-70 people. These versatile spaces can cater to various events, from business meetings to intimate social gatherings.

A Word from the Chief Executive Officer

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Expressing her pride and excitement about the hotel’s opening, Katerina Giannouka, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group, stated, “We are proud to have opened the first Jumeirah hotel in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in such a significant location, in partnership with Jabal Omar Development Company. Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah will deliver the exceptional service that Jumeirah is known for, enabling an enhanced experience for all who are visiting Makkah.”

Unparalleled Service

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The Jumeirah brand is synonymous with unparalleled service and hospitality. At the Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah, guests can expect the same level of personalized service and attention to detail that the brand is known for. 

The hotel’s dedicated and professional staff are committed to enriching the guest experience, ensuring every stay is memorable.

The Management at Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah

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The hotel is led by recently appointed General Manager Rizwan Shaikh, who brings over 20 years of luxury hospitality experience from India, Singapore, and Saudi Arabia, including hotels with five-star ratings in the Forbes Travel Guide.

Future Developments

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The opening of the Jumeirah Jabal Omar Makkah is part of the Jumeirah Group’s ambitious expansion plan in Saudi Arabia. 

The group has already announced its second property in the Kingdom, Jumeirah The Red Sea, scheduled for 2024, further cementing its commitment to contributing to the country’s growing hospitality sector.

A Significant Addition

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The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel is a significant addition to Saudi Arabia’s hospitality landscape, demonstrating the country’s continued commitment to developing world-class tourism infrastructure. 

With its strategic location, luxurious accommodations, diverse dining options, and personalized service, the hotel is poised to become a preferred choice for domestic and international travelers visiting the holy city of Makkah.

More Hotel Developments in Makkah

Sky Mussallah at The Address Jabal Omar

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The Address Hotel in Jabal Omar, Makkah, known for its 5-star service, has recently introduced its Sky Musallah. This uniquely designed prayer room is located within a sky bridge, setting a new Guinness World record at 483 meters above sea level. 

From this elevated position, visitors can enjoy stunning panoramic views of Al Masjid Al Haram, The Holy Kaaba, and the bustling city of Makkah. 

The skybridge, situated between the 36th and 38th floors, connects the two twin towers of The Address Jabal Omar Hotel and can accommodate 520 individuals.

Makkah’s Masar Destination

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The hotel landscape in Makkah is about to undergo a significant transformation with a massive investment of $666.6 million into the highly anticipated Masar Destination

The Masar Destination, owned by Umm Al-Qura for Development and Construction Co., has partnered with the General Authority of Awqaf to bring over 1,000 new upscale hotel rooms to the sacred city of Makkah.

Voco Makkah

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To provide for religious travelers’ needs during the Hajj or Umrah seasons, IHG Hotels & Resorts has launched its premium Voco brand in Makkah. Voco Makkah marks the third Voco property in Saudi Arabia and the largest globally, with a total of 4,321 keys.

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