Goodbye Dubai. Hello Saudi Arabia. Kampala’s slay queens may soon have a new backdrop for their selfies, away from Dubai’s flashy hotels. Abraj Kudai is a hotel currently under construction in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. When completed, it will be the largest hotel in the world, consisting of a ring of 12 towers 45 stories high, with 10,000 bedrooms, 70 restaurants, and four rooftop helipads. There will be five floors for the sole use of the Saudi royal family.
According to Arabian Business,10 of the towers will provide four-star accommodations, while the other two towers will be reserved for special clientele offering five-star amenities.
The estimated project cost is $3.5b, and will cover approx 1.4 million square meters. The London-based firm Areen Hospitality has been contracted to design the hotel and the rooms’ interiors. #GlobeTrotters. #Explore. #Experience. #Learn.