As both the number of pilgrims and the number of residents in Islam’s holiest city continue to rise, the development and expansion of infrastructure is the main theme in Makkah at present. Investing in the necessary facilities to accommodate visitors, boosting the number of available hotel rooms and building more affordable housing for residents will all be major focuses going forward. This chapter contains an interview with Osama Al Bar, Mayor of Makkah.
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Sketch of Osama Al Bar, Mayor of Makkah
OBG talks to Osama Al Bar, Mayor of Makkah