Um Al-Qura Development and Construction Company, owner and developer of the multibillion megaproject “Masar” in Makkah, signed a strategic partnership agreement with Fakeeh Care Group, to establish a hospital in the upcoming urban destination, with investments amounting to SR1 billion ($266 million).
The signing ceremony took place between CEO of Um Al-Qura Development and Construction Company Yasser Abuateek and Dr. Mazen Soliman Fakeeh, CEO of Fakeeh Care Group, in the presence of Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah, minister of Hajj and Umrah and acting chief executive of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites. The ceremony was also attended by Abdullah Saleh Kamel, chairman of Um Al-Qura Development and Construction Company, in addition to a group of businessmen and high-level officials.
Masar will house residential towers, international hotels, government service departments, and many integrated cultural, recreational, social, and commercial facilities. The latest announcement of the hospital adds a novel dimension to healthcare for visitors and residents of the holy city alike.
The hospital, located in the western side of Masar, approximately 70 kilometers away from Jeddah, and only 100 meters away from the Haramain train station, is anticipated to be operational in 2027. It will comprise 200 beds, 60 outpatient clinics, 20 emergency units and six operation rooms. The facility will provide comprehensive healthcare services in the obstetrics and gynaecology, intensive care, dialysis, physiotherapy, oncology, radiology and laboratory departments.
Dr. Fakeeh said the strategic partnership will help raise the level of health services in Makkah and improve the quality of life. He said Fakeeh Care Group will work to attract the latest medical technologies and the best expertise to deliver a unique model and an added value to the medical services provided in the holy city.
Abuateek, meanwhile, acknowledged Masar’s delight in partnering with Fakeeh Care Group because of its stellar track record of accomplishments. Expressing confidence in the partnership and the substantial value it will add to the level of medical services provided to Makkah residents and visitors, he emphasized the strategic relevance of the hospital’s location in terms of accessibility, noting that several transportation lines converge at the site.