Jabal Omar Address Makkah opens sale of hotel units

The two towers of Jabal Omar Address Makkah are within walking distance from the Grand Mosque.
Updated 17 November 2018
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Jabal Omar Address Makkah opens sale of hotel units

Saudi real estate developer Jabal Omar Development Company has launched the sale of luxury hotel units in Jabal Omar Address Makkah, as part of its ongoing marketing campaigns across Saudi Arabia.

In a three-day exhibition in Alkhobar, the company offered customers and visitors promotions and soft-selling programs for the 741 units of Jabal Omar Address Makkah, diversified into hotel rooms, suites and penthouses, which are available for freehold ownership.

The two towers of Jabal Omar Address Makkah occupy a strategic location; they are within walking distance from the Grand Mosque and are operated by Address Hotels & Resorts Group.

Each of the two towers consists of 609 deluxe rooms, 131 suites, and a penthouse. The north tower is home to Jabal Omar Address Makkah hotel, while the south tower is a luxurious freehold property, allowing buyers to purchase as an investment or use while being managed by Jabal Omar Address Makkah. The towers sit on an area of over 5,000 square meters, including a commercial center area with shops that feature local, regional and international commercial and retail brands as well as food courts and restaurants.

The selection of Address Hotels & Resorts Group to manage the property is in line with the strategic objectives of Jabal Omar Development Company, which is to make the Jabal Omar project a destination for people from around the Islamic world.

“Jabal Omar Address will help meet the growing demand for luxury accommodations in Makkah by offering luxury hospitality services to guests and visitors of the holy city in accordance with the highest international standards,” the company said.

“The luxury residential units are facing an increasing demand, reflecting the keenness of customers to own and acquire these residential units that have direct views of the Grand Mosque.”


Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Updated 12 December 2018
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Careem honors outstanding captains in Riyadh

Careem held the first edition of its Captain’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Riyadh on Saturday. The event, which will be held annually, was the first-of-its-kind in the region and welcomed over 300 top-performing “captains” (Careem drivers) across the Kingdom. 

The captains were awarded based on different criteria such as: Captains with the highest number of trips, highest (customer-given) ratings and longest serving captains. Rewards were also handed out to captain ambassadors, i.e. those with the highest number of referrals and captains that were given a special shoutout on social media by customers for their dedication to their service. Several rewards were handed out along with the grand prize, a brand new car. 

Abdulla Elyas, chief people officer and co-founder of Careem, opened the event with an ode to the captains in attendance, thanking them for their service and commitment in driving impact through meaningful initiatives across the Kingdom. Some of these initiatives included the vaccination campaign in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, which helped more than 100,000 men, women and children across 17 cities get vaccinated in their own homes. Careem also collaborated with Bupa Arabia during Ramadan this year to donate clothes from customers to people in need, where over 180,000 donations were collected. 

Elyas also announced Careem’s partnership with Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP) in delivering the first installment of cars for the empowerment of people with special needs. The foundation, chaired by Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, will provide a number of cars over the course of seven years to men and women of the Society for Physically Disabled Adults (Harakia) after being trained.

“Our captains are the lifeblood of our business and we wanted to celebrate these men and women for helping us achieve our mission of simplifying and improving the lives of people in the Kingdom,” Elyas said. 

“We are proud to have 395,000 ‘captainahs’ (female drivers) and captains registered with us to date in Saudi Arabia, providing over 122 million rides. This ceremony is our small way to thank them for their service and reward them for the hard work they put in every day so that people have a safe way to get around. Without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today” 

Muaaed Al-Saeed, a representative from the Public Transport Authority (PTA), said: “We are excited to have you all; you have overcome each obstacle you were faced with in a short span of time and for that we are extremely proud.” 

He added: “On this occasion, I convey the regards of PTA President Dr. Rumaih Al-Rumaih. The participation of myself and Majed Al-Zahrani, PTA general manager, is proof of our support to all the captains.”