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Thakher Development Company Looks to Transform Makkah with Thaker Makkah Project
Thakher Development Company Looks to Transform Makkah with Thaker Makkah Project

Thakher Development Company is leading the way with the transformative Thakher Makkah project. 

The groundbreaking Thakher Makkah project is located only 1 km from The Grand Mosque in Makkah, known as Al Masjid Al Haram.

On completion, the development is set to accommodate over 1.6 million visitors and pilgrims, aligning with Saudi Vision 2030 goals to host 30 million Umrah pilgrims annually.

The project is due to feature international hotels, including the largest Novotel in the world, a Radisson Hotel and Residences.

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Thakher Development Company: Leading the Way in Makkah

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The Thakher Makkah Project, spearheaded by the outstanding Thakher Development Company, is setting a new precedent for urban development in the holy city of Makkah. 

Thakher Development Company has also received the Best Infrastructure Developer award at Riyadh’s Saudi Building & Infrastructure Awards 2023.

This innovative venture reshapes the cityscape and creates a sustainable and connected living environment for its residents and visitors.

Thakher Makkah Project: An Urban Transformation

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The Thakher Makkah Project is a comprehensive urban development spanning an expansive area of 320,000 square meters. It aims to create an all-encompassing ecosystem of residential, commercial, and hospitality spaces with a total investment of $7 billion (26 billion SAR).

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According to the CEO of Thakher Development Company, Thakher Makkah is also “a game changer in the property, hospitality, and retail space.”

Thakher Makkah Project’s Location

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The Thakher Makkah Project is strategically located only 1 km away from the Grand Mosque – Al Masjid Al Haram and within just one hour from King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, with minimal traffic congestion. 

This proximity to the most sacred site in Islam offers residents and visitors the unique privilege and convenience of being steps away from the heart of their spiritual journey.

Residential Living at Thakher Makkah

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The project encompasses a diverse range of residential offerings designed to cater to the varied needs of its residents. From luxurious apartments to practical residential units, each living space is thoughtfully designed with modern amenities and high-quality finishes.

Commercial Spaces at Thakher Makkah 

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The Thakher Makkah Project is set to foster a vibrant business environment in the commercial realm. It incorporates a wide array of commercial spaces, including restaurants and cafes. 

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It also includes a shopping center with 124 stores, offering a mix of international and local brands, entertainment options, and diverse dining choices. These facilities aim to cater to diverse tastes and needs, making it an attractive proposition for businesses and investors.

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Eng. Abdulaziz bin Saleh Al-Aboudi, CEO of Thakher Development Company, said:

“Business success is measured by our commitment to delivering the project according to the timelines set and providing unprecedented high-quality services and opportunities to investors and visitors.”

Thakher Makkah’s Hospitality

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The hospitality element of the project is particularly noteworthy. It incorporates several international hotels, creating a new benchmark in pilgrim accommodation. These include the world’s largest Novotel Hotel, a Radisson Hotel, and the Park Inn by Radisson. 

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The Novotel Makkah Thakher City is a contemporary hotel located in Makkah, Saudi Arabia’s Al Andalus neighborhood, 5.2 kilometers from Hira Cave. The hotel offers 13 suites, and 286 tastefully furnished rooms with modern amenities including ACs, flat-screen TVs, and high-speed internet access. 

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The Novotel Makkah Thakher City provides a number of amenities to meet the demands of its visitors. These consist of a coffee shop, a business center, an international restaurant, and a fitness facility. 

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Radisson Hotel Makkah Thakher City will offer an all-day dining restaurant, a lobby café, 206 branded apartments, and 440 rooms. The hotel will include separate fitness centers for men and women for leisure, and three conference rooms and five meeting rooms will be available for use as meeting and event spaces.

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The Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower East and West will make pilgrims’ stay and experience in the Kingdom more comfortable. Thanks to the thoughtful use of color, the modern architecture, and the kind, attentive services, visitors can relax and completely experience their journey.

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The 203-room Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower West welcomes visitors with an all-day dining restaurant and lobby café. The new Park Inn by Radisson Makkah Thakher City Tower East will include 143 rooms, a restaurant, and a lobby lounge.

These hotels’ presence in the development further enriches the hospitality offerings, providing pilgrims with world-class services and a comfortable stay.

Sustainable Development

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In line with global trends, the Thakher Makkah Project prioritizes sustainable development. It integrates environmentally friendly practices into its construction processes, such as using energy-saving standards, waste reduction practices, and the reuse of materials. 

This commitment to sustainability minimizes the project’s environmental impact and contributes to its long-term success and attractiveness to investors and residents.

Meticulously Planned Infrastructure

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The infrastructure of the Thakher Makkah Project is meticulously planned and constructed, featuring an extensive network of roads, tunnels, and landscapes. 

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The project also features ample parking space for up to 10,000 vehicles and includes a mosque capable of accommodating 5,000 worshippers.

Employment at Thakher Makkah

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The Thakher Makkah Project is set to boost the local economy by generating many direct and indirect employment opportunities. 

The project is expected to create 15,000 direct and 18,000 indirect jobs, contributing to the region’s economic growth and providing a wealth of opportunities for local talent.

Aligning with Saudi Vision 2030

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The Thakher Makkah Project aligns with the ambitious Saudi Vision 2030, which aims to diversify the economy and promote sustainable development. 

Once all phases of development are completed, this impressive project is expected to welcome over 1.6 million visitors and pilgrims, fulfilling Saudi Vision 2030’s goal of hosting 30 million Umrah performers and 6 million pilgrims by 2030.

Al-Aboudi says, “A primary objective of the project is to deliver exceptional services to pilgrims and Umrah performers, enhancing their overall experience. With its modern and unique development approach, the project aims to fulfill the expectations of visitors and investors alike.”

Future Plans

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Thakher Development Company’s commitment to delivering the project according to the set timelines and providing high-quality services to investors and visitors is unwavering. 

With the aim to complete the project’s second phase by 2024, the company is progressing steadily towards achieving its vision of creating a modern, connected, and sustainable urban landscape in Makkah.

A Revolutionary Vision for Makkah

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The Thakher Makkah Project is a pioneering vision for the city of Makkah. Seamlessly integrating residential, commercial, and hospitality elements will transform the cityscape and elevate the quality of life for its residents and visitors. 

With its strategic location, sustainable development approach, and commitment to excellence, the project is well-positioned to contribute to Saudi Arabia’s ambitious Vision 2030 and set a new benchmark for urban development in the region.

More Transformative Projects in Makkah

Masar Makkah 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.

Thakher Development Company Looks to Transform Makkah with Thaker Makkah Project
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The centerpiece of this project is the Residential Towers, which showcase the ambitious vision of Masar Destination.

In September 2023, Umm Al-Qura announced a collaboration with Scope Properties to construct Residential Towers in Makkah, a project worth $240 Million (SAR900 million).

Jabal Omar Development

The Jabal Omar Development Project is a one-of-a-kind initiative focused on revitalizing the urban area to offer high-quality lodging and facilitate religious, social, and business amenities and resources for both tourists and inhabitants of the sacred city of Makkah Al-Mukarramah.

Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel

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The Jumeirah Jabal Omar Hotel in the Holy City of Makkah, the first hotel in Saudi Arabia by the Jumeirah Hotel group from Dubai, has been officially announced to be open. 

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Located in the second phase of the Jabal Omar development, the hotel is positioned in the heart of Jabal Omar near the Grand Mosque, Al Masjid Al Haram

Thakher Development Company Looks to Transform Makkah with Thaker Makkah Project
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Featuring more than 1000 rooms and suites, some offering direct views of the haram, the hotel strives to offer extraordinary experiences to pilgrims on their Hajj and Umrah journeys.

Address Hotel Jabal Omar

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The 5-star Address Jabal Omar Makkah hotel provides a luxurious stay, dining options, and other amenities, making it a spiritual sanctuary in the center of Makkah. Just 1640 feet away from Masjid Al Haram, the hotel offers a fitness center, private parking, a shared lounge, and a restaurant for its guests.

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The 5-star Address Hotel in Jabal Omar Makkah has also revealed Sky Musallah, the highest prayer room in the world located within a sky bridge

Standing at an impressive 483 meters above sea level, it has earned a Guinness World Record. The Sky Musallah offers stunning panoramic views of Al Masjid Al Haram, The Holy Kaaba, and Makkah City. 

The sky bridge connects the two twin towers of The Address Jabal Omar Hotel, spanning the 36th to 38th floors, and has a capacity of 520 people. It is a remarkable lookout point for guests staying at this iconic and centrally located hotel in Makkah.

Well Known Hotels in Jabal Omar 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 is the third Voco property in Saudi Arabia and the largest globally, with 4,321 keys.


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The ROSHN, a Saudi Real Estate Developer funded by the PIF, has unveiled its first project in Makkah, known as ALMANAR

This development aims to accommodate 17,000 individuals and will be situated just a short 20-minute drive from Al Masjid Al Haram and less than an hour from Jeddah‘s King Abdulaziz International Airport. 

ALMANAR will comprise 4,149 residential units featuring townhouses, duplexes, villas with 3 to 5 bedrooms, a regional mall, and a business park.

Keep Reading: ROSHN Launches ALMANAR, 17000 Person Integrated Community in Makkah

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