Saudi Arabia has unveiled the master plan for its Rua Al Madinah Project which will be constructed in the area east of the Prophet’s Mosque.

The project is being developed and implemented by Rua Al Madinah Holding Company, a Public Investment Fund (PIF) company that specialises in development, operation, and real estate investment in Madinah.

The infrastructure work for the new project has been inaugurated by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Council of Economic and Development Affairs and Chairman of PIF.

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The Crown Prince said that the Rua Al Madinah Project will raise the capacity to facilitate hosting 30 million Umrah pilgrims by 2030.

After rehabilitating 1.5million sqm, the project is set to add over 47,000 hotel rooms by 2030. It seeks to boost the hotel inventory of the area on the east side of the Prophet’s Mosque, including the luxury segment.

As much as 83,000 sqm of the project’s master plan will consist of green areas, with open and green spaces comprising 63 per cent of the project’s total land area.

Its integrated transportation solutions include nine bus stops for visitors, a metro station, tracks for self-driving vehicles, and underground parking. These transport solutions will facilitate visitor access to the Prophet’s Mosque and support both residential and commercial activity within the area.

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Rua Al Madinah Holding Company said that it aims to contribute to achieving the goals of the Hajj, Umrah, and travel sectors outlined in Vision 2030. It also seeks to revive the city’s cultural and architectural heritage, which has been carefully considered throughout the development process.

The project showcases many historical monuments that are of significance to the legacy of the Prophet and his companions, while the holy city’s unique heritage is reflected in the design of all buildings and facilities.