The Jabal Omar master project’s stages 2, 3, and 4 have all officially begun, according to the Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC).
Jabal Omar stated in a media statement that they would continue to support and contribute to the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 aim of hosting 30 million pilgrims by 2030 and that they would also improve the level and caliber of services offered to the pilgrims in order to enhance their experience.
A total of 46 buildings, including hotel, commercial, and residential constructions, are included in the Jabal Omar master project, which is divided into multiple phases and has a built-up area of over 2.5 million square meters on a land area of over 235,000 square meters. With a total land area and built-up area of 27,000 square meters and approximately 523,000 square meters, respectively, Phase 1 of the master project was finished in 2017.
Construction on Phases 2, and 3, which are anticipated to be finished starting in Q4 2022, is still being mobilized, according to JODC. The company continued, “Most recently, construction work on phase 4 has resumed and is anticipated to be finished by Q4 2024.”
What’s planned in the next phases?
Saad bin Aiban, Chief Development, and Projects Manager said: “Our focus is firmly on developing phases 2, 3, and 4, which have completion rates of 88 percent, 93 percent, and 63 percent respectively. Each of the phases are mixed-use development comprised of hospitality, commercial, luxury residential units, and parking lots, with a combined land area of over 68,000 square meters.
“The three phases, once complete, will comprise a total of 15 towers, including 5-star and 4-star luxury hotels with a total of 5,000 keys that will be operated by internationally renowned hotel operators, including Jumeirah International Hotel Group (Jumeirah Hotel), Archipelago International (The Alana Makkah and The Royal Alana Makkah), H Hotels & Resorts (H Hotel) and Emaar Hospitality (The Address Hotel), including DoubleTree by Hilton which opened in late 2019.”
He also said, “We have partnered with renowned experts to complete all project’s existing phases and the infrastructure as per the revised target launch, which is a testament to the entire team at JODC and an achievement we are proud of, especially given the delays in the construction work as a result of the global pandemic, and other challenges that the Kingdom’s real estate sector faced.
“From now on, we will work to harness all required resources, from financial to human capital, to ensure timely and on-budget completion of the project while ensuring we continue to adhere to the highest quality and safety standards that JODC is known for. We look forward to updating the market on a regular basis with our progress as we shape and add vitality to the urban landscape of the Holy City of Makkah with our iconic developments.”
JDOC conducted a signing event at the Hilton Makkah Convention Hotel to celebrate the announcement. Attendees included representatives from JODC’s primary contractors, consultancy firms, infrastructure firms, and finance banks. Saeed Mohammed Alghamdi, the chairman of the board, Khaled Al Amoudi, the chief executive officer, and Saad bin Aiban, the chief development & projects manager, spoke to the audience and addressed their partners about this important accomplishment.