With money flooding into the Middle East more luxury hotels and accommodations seem to outshine the extravagance of Las Vegas. “In a glittering ceremony at Burj Khalifa, Dubai, Raffles Makkah Palace was crowned Middle East’s Leading Luxury Hotel by the World Travel Awards, the travel industry’s version of the Oscars”, according to senatus.net in 2011. Raffles is part of a chain that started in Singapore and the Saudi Arabia outpost offers personal butlers and a library with 2000 Muslim books. The glistening spa, opulent dining rooms, and rich lobby opening up to the prayer square allow guests to experience the history and welcoming modernity of the area. There’s no shortage of amenities and no oversight on details.
No question lots more will or have already populate the area, thanks to the exponential wealth exploding in the nation and its brotherly countries.