Jabal Omar to establish Islamic museum in Makkah

The agreement was signed by JODC’s CEO Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif and Samaya Investment’s CEO Fawaz bin Abdullah Al-Mehrej.
Updated 07 January 2019
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Jabal Omar to establish Islamic museum in Makkah

Jabal Omar Development Company (JODC), a real estate developer in the Kingdom, and Samaya Investment Company have signed an agreement to rent a commercial space for establishing an Islamic and cultural museum.

The agreement was signed by JODC’s CEO Yasser bin Faisal Al-Sharif and Samaya Investment’s CEO Fawaz bin Abdullah Al-Mehrej.

“Jabal Omar Development Company is keen to provide the best service with the highest standards of quality and performance. The establishment of a cultural and religious museum showcasing different eras of the Islamic civilization comes in line with Vision 2030 that aims to enrich the cultural and religious experience of Makkah visitors,” said Al-Sharif.

The location of the museum was carefully selected for it to overlook the Grand Mosque. This provides Jabal Omar visitors and Hajj and Umrah pilgrims an opportunity to explore the museum and learn more about Islamic history and culture and the contributions of Muslims to world civilization.

Jabal Omar Development Company is one of the largest listed companies in the Saudi Tadawul Stock Exchange. Its flagship project, Jabal Omar, is a multi-use real estate development megaproject within a walking distance of the Grand Mosque of Makkah. 

Samaya Holding is an exhibition architecture, event management/production, design and media production company.

Operating in Saudi Arabia since 1999, the company has handled a number of high-profile, large-scale events and projects.


Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients.
Updated 18 March 2019
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Ascott Jeddah supports World Kidney Day

In light of National Kidney Month observed in March, The Ascott Limited joined forces with Albir Society Jeddah to observe World Kidney Day, on Thursday.

Staff members from Ascott Tahlia Jeddah, Ascott Sari Jeddah, Citadines Al-Salamah Jeddah and Spectrums Residence Jeddah visited the Hisham Attar Center for dialysis, to spend time with 70 patients, who were presented a flower and a gift from the properties.

Further supporting the cause, a dedicated Albir Society stand has been set up in the lobby of the four properties from March 13th to 20th, enabling a financial contribution from both staff and guests, as Ascott aims to raise support for the organization.

Vincent Miccolis, Ascott’s regional general manager for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, said: “We’re proud to support this important cause across Ascott Jeddah and enable both staff and guests to get involved. All Ascott Jeddah staff wore a green ribbon on their uniforms for the month of March, further driving awareness and showing their commitment to the cause. CSR initiatives form a core component of Ascott’s operations, and we’re pleased to be able to support the Albir Society Jeddah.”

World Kidney Day is annually observed on second Thursday in March. This year, it fell on March 14. The day is marked to raise awareness about kidney health and its relation to our overall health. This year, the theme of World Kidney Day was “Kidney Health For Everyone Everywhere.”

According to National Health Portal, chronic kidney disease is the sixth fastest growing cause of death. Around 850 million people worldwide are now estimated to have kidney diseases due to various causes. Around 1.7 million people are estimated to die annually due to acute kidney injury globally.

The Ascott Limited is a Singapore company that has grown to be one of the leading international lodging owner-operators. It has more than 58,000 operating units in key cities of the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as over 42,000 units, which are under development, making a total of more than 100,000 units in over 660 properties.

The company’s serviced residence and hotel brands include Ascott, Citadines, Somerset, Quest, The Crest Collection, lyf, HARRIS, FOX HARRIS, YELLO, POP!, Préférence and HARRIS Vertu.