Latest posts with tags "Mecca"

Luxury hotel opens in Mecca landmark

Nov 04, 2010 / Hotels

Fairmont has opened its new landmark property in the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, becoming the second hotel brand to occupy the Abraj Al Bait Complex. The hotel is situated inside the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, the focal point of an enormous project to upgrade the precincts of the Two Holy Mosques in Mecca […]


Raffles hotel opens in Mecca

Aug 18, 2010 / Hotels

Luxury hotel chain Raffles – one of the Singapore’s top hotel and resort chain – has opened its seventh property in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The 213-room hotel is Raffles’ second property in the Middle East, following the opening of its Dubai property in 2007. Looking over the Grand Mosque and […]


World’s second-tallest building under construction

Apr 15, 2010 / Hotels

An under-construction hotel complex in Saudi Arabia will feature the world’s second-tallest building, topped by a clock six times bigger than London’s Big Ben. The Mecca Royal Clock Tower will be made up of 662 metres (2,171 feet) of concrete structure and a 155-metre (508-foot) crecent-topped metal spire. Combined, the two parts of the tower […]


King Abdullah Economic City

Aug 17, 2008 / Luxury Homes

The Saudi government is planning four new cities, in its bid to diversify the economy and increase employment opportunities, has encouraged growth in the non-oil industrial sector. The mega project was revealed in 2005 by Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the king of Saudi Arabia. As designed, the cities will have a total of four […]


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