The Makkah Hills project is GBCORP’s pioneering real estate development project within the Emirate of Holy Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The project comprises state-of-the-art commercial, residential and mixed-use development areas, while maintaining its individuality and distinguishing itself with themed designs and unique features. Makkah Hills is one of the first projects of its kind to be developed in the Emirate of Holy Makkah.
The Makkah Hills project is set to benefit greatly from the Saudi Government’s decision to implement a railway project, linking the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah via Jeddah. The Haramain High Speed Rail [HHR] will be a high-speed electrified passenger line, primarily designed to provide a fast, comfortable, reliable and safe mode of transport.
The Makkah Hills project is located on the highway between Jeddah and Makkah, only 6 km from the Holy Mosque (Al Masjid Al Haram) and positioned between the third and proposed fourth ring road. The proposed location of the Makkah Central Railway Station, near the third ring road, will greatly improve access to the holy cities for pilgrims arriving from Jeddah.
The recent initiatives to expand the North and Northwestern courtyards of Al Masjid Al Haram in Makkah are dramatically increasing real estate prices in the central area of the Holy City. The volume of the real estate market around Al Masjid Al Haram in Makkah is projected to cross SR1.5 trillion during this year, registering a 50 percent surge compared to last year.