Say Hello To This 10,000 Room Hotel Being Built In Saudi Arabia


Abraj Kudai
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Every year the tourism sector contributes round about $22.6 billion (85 billion Saudi riyals) to Saudi Arabia’s GDP. And this is not the sort of sightseeing tourism, but rather due to the Holy pilgrimage. Thus, it is ensured that this much income is bound to come each year. And now Saudi administration is trying to cash in this opportunity even more by planning on opening world’s largest hotel in the city of Mecca, which is the center of attraction for all the pilgrims.

Round about 15 million Muslims from across the globe make the spiritual journey to Saudi Arabia seeking redemption and expiation of sins. And with this huge influx of people each year without much change, there is a huge market for hotels and restaurants. Although there is a plethora of 5-star hotels in the city, like the Raffles Makkah Palace or Hyatt Regency Makkah etc. the magazine Travel + Leisure reported that the city will soon reveal the grand opening of the Abraj Kudai — proposed to be the largest hotel in the world.

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This hotel is proposed to consist of a whopping area of 1.4-million-square-meter, and is estimated to around $3.5 billion to build. Once Abraj Kudai is complete, it will have more than 10,000 rooms and is estimated to that its largest towers will contain 45 stories, while the shortest will have 30. T+L also revealed that there will be more than 70 restaurants in the building, making the tourists truly spoiled for choice.

The structure itself will consist of 12 towers, and 10 them will provide 4-star accommodations to common people. And building on the sterling reputation of sense of entitlement, the other two towers will offer 5-star hotels and restaurants which will be reserved for more “exclusive” clientele. There will be five floors reserved for the Saudi Royal Family according to The Guardian,  and will be easily accessible via the five rooftop helipads.

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What do you think about the world’s largest hotel? Share you feelings in the comments’ section below!

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  1. The corrupt royal family doing what it does best. The pilgrimage is supposed to be an event that brings the wealthy and the poor together, since every believer is equal in the sight of God. But of course, the dirty saudis have found another way to create division and class through their lavish hotel projects.

    1. The urban environment around the newly expanded holy grand mousqe has to be developed in the best modern modes and practices as it’s pilgrimage guests no matter poor or rich deserve the best being the guest of Allah (God all mighty).
      The mentioned above 10000 rooms hotel is located more than 2 km away from the city center and could cater for a broad range of services as it is the case also with the newly developed Jabal Omar development 2 millions msq (26 deffirent hotel brands 15000 rooms) project next to the Holy grand mosque.

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