Al-Shameyah District Developmen

Client: Aqar Holding
Location: Makkah – Saudi Arabia
Services Provided: Planning & Urban Development
Site Area: 4,710,000 sq.m
Construction cost: US $ 3 Billions
Starting Date: 2003
Completion Date: 2004


Al-Shameyah District Development covers an area of about 140 hectares with a total built up area of 4,710,000 m2. It is mainly composed of residential (both temporary and permanent apartments), hotels (with different categories) and commercial uses. The aim was to develop a new vision for this important zone located at the northern ridge of Makkah Al-Mukkarmakeh central district.

Due to the yearly increase inflow of pilgrims and worshippers, and the need to expand the Haram area, the vision of a comprehensive development and policy was needed for this zone.