Dubai will no longer be considered the quintessential mecca of the largest structures as Saudi Arabia is all set to built the world’s biggest hotel by 2017. Abraj Kudai hotel is planned to be located at the Manafia area in Makkah’s central zone, only 2.2 km south of the Holy Haram in Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaRising high to accommodate 10,000 rooms, the Abraj Kudai hotel will also host 70 restaurants, food courts, a bus station, shopping mall, conference center and ballroom. Along with five floors dedicated entirely to the Saudi royal family, the hotel will comprise of 12 towers standing atop a 10-story podium and centered around a massive dome.
Funded by the Saudi Ministry of Finance and designed by the Dar Al-Handasah group, the estimated cost of building the world’s largest hotel is about $3.6 billion. Offering an unprecedented level of luxury to travelers in Saudi Arabia, the 45 storeys tall hotel also has plans to hold four helipads on the roof.
Due to its unparalleled size, height as well as distinguished location, exposure and architectural style, the building appears as a striking landmark with a profoundly modern multifunctional identity relating to both the Saudi locality and the Islamic universality of its expected users. The project, including a residential and commercial complex, will offer all related services for the visitors of the Holy Kaaba.