A hotel for pilgrims at Haj terminal
An exclusive hotel will finally be opened Tuesday for pilgrims who miss their flights at the Haj terminal of King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA).
“A hotel has been established for pilgrims by the Civil Aviation Authority as per directives issued by Custodian of Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah,” said Abdul Hamid Aba Al-Ari, director-general of KAIA.
“The hotel consists of 117 rooms and suites that can accommodate 450 guests and also has six royal suites and six executive VIP suites,” he said.
Aba Al-Ari said that the hotel has a spacious restaurant with international cuisine and a wider lobby area that can accommodate another 500 people.
The hotel will also cater to cabin crew staff.
“The hotel is being built and operated by the Saudi Binalden group through state-of-the-art technology and skilled professionals,” he said.
The Saudi Binladen Group recently reached an agreement with the General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA) to modernize the Haj terminal and to facilitate a wide range of services to pilgrims through the Build, Transfer and Operate (BTO) module for 20 years.
The modernization and refurbishment project involved complete revision of the layout of the terminal.
The terminal has been reconstructed to meet the needs not only of traffic passing through the terminal during the Haj period, but also during the Umrah seasons.