95% of the rooms in the Holy City have been booked out with advance payment, according to a Saudi Gazette report.

A booking.com search also revealed that rooms at five-star hotel range anywhere between AED2,000 (US $544)and AED18,000 ($4,900).

Zawya reports that there are 947 furnished apartments and hotels in Makkah with 162,493 rooms to accommodate pilgrims and visitors.

The Middle East hotel room construction is up by 36.3% compared to the same period in April 2017. While in Saudi Arabia, Makkah is in the lead and is adding 25,619 which is 71.4% of the existing supply. Riyadh has 6,244 rooms in construction and Jeddah is adding 3,952 rooms to its existing supply.

We have reached out to Makkah hotels for a comment


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