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A Saudi Arabian development company plans to help the holy city accommodate the more than 10 million religious visitors that arrive each year with 35 higher-end hotels next to the Grand Mosque.

Jabal Omar Development Co. (JOMAR) plans to open 10 hotel towers in Mecca next year to accommodate Islamic pilgrims, the Saudi Arabian company’s executive general director said.

Jabal Omar is developing 2.2 million square meters (24 million square feet) of land near the Grand Mosque, Sameer Al- Quraishi said in a phone interview last week. The site was designed to include 38 hotel towers and the country’s largest shopping mall, he said.

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