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.


AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Updated 16 January 2019
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AHG denies link with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises

Al-Habtoor Group (AHG) has clarified that the group and all its divisions, including Habtoor Hospitality (Habtoor Hotels) have no link or relationship of any kind with Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises (HTE) and its owner Rashid Al-Habtoor.

This is following news released in major Indian and Middle Eastern media about a potential acquisition of the Leela Group of Hotels in India (Hotel Leela venture) by Rashid Al-Habtoor, founder and owner of Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises.

A spokesperson for Al-Habtoor Group said: “We feel obligated to clarify that Al-Habtoor Group in all its divisions and Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises are two separate entities. Habtoor Hospitality, commonly known as Habtoor Hotels, is owned solely by Al-Habtoor Group in the UAE and overseas.”

“... Any actions or business decisions taken by Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises or any of their associates are their sole responsibility, and Al-Habtoor Group is not liable under any circumstance for any damages or liabilities arising directly or indirectly from Al-Habtoor Trading Enterprises business ventures.”