Kingdom Center Tower of Saudi Arabia

Kingdom Center Tower

Another name for Kingdom Center Tower is Almamlka Tower. This tower is located in the heart of Riyadh.
Prince Walid bin Talal bought 1990 a plot of land. It is one of the main and famous landmarks of Saudi Arabia. This tower looks like an almond shape to help keep it cool. It is surrounded by a high-powered silver curtain wall and mirror glass.

This tower has various offices, residential apartments, four-season hotels, and a shopping center. As the area is lively and luxurious, it is so attractive to see that it overlooks Riyadh’s most important main streets.

If you have seen the skyline of Riyadh, you must have the impression of the ‘huge bottle opener’ Kingdom Center. It is recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of Modern Architecture and is topped by an inverted arch design.

Structure of the Kingdom Center Tower

US-based Ellerbe Beckett designed the Kingdom Center Tower. Total built-up area of 300,000 square meters. It has become a landmark of Riyadh after its construction on a plot of 94,230 square meters was completed in 2002. The Kingdom Center is a 302.3-meter skyscraper in Riyadh and has 99 floors. You can see the King Abdullah Mosque here.

This mosque is the second highest mosque in the world. It is located on the 77th floor of the Kingdom Tower, 183 meters above sea level.

The Attraction of Kingdom Center Tower

The Kingdom Center Tower houses a state-of-the-art shopping mall, a five-star hotel, a convention venue, offices, and luxury apartments. Also here is the ballroom, Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh. One of the towers has an amazing view that will amaze you. It is a 56-meter sky bridge above the skyscraper. It can be seen from the farthest point of the city, which will attract you.

The Kingdom Center occupies three floors which house the Saudi Commercial Market. It is the most luxurious shopping mall in Riyadh. There are shops of all the best brands in the world. Also, the special attraction here is that the third floor is reserved for women only to ensure privacy. There are 190t diverse galleries, most of which are of famous international quality brands.

More will be happy that there are specific areas for children’s entertainment. Senior strategist tenants include Debenhams and Saks Fifth Avenue. The center has a 300-meter-high office tower, the tallest building in the Middle East at the time of its construction, where there are more than 65,000 square meters of leasable space divided into thirty floors, of which four are used for services.

Each of the tower’s eight apartments has residential units. Its total area is 8,243 square meters—the Four Seasons Hotel Riyadh with 197 rooms, 52 suites, and four restaurants. There is also an outdoor pool, a business center, and a fitness center. The day-to-day operations of this center are managed by Four Seasons.

Catering of Kingdom Center Tower

There are four international restaurants in the center of the Kingdom Center Tower. These are the restaurants Spazio which is known for Italian and Asian cuisines. Haagen-Dazs restaurants, KFC, McDonald’s, Kudu, Boom Deterre, Aladdin Restaurant, and Irani Cuisine House. Also here you will find more different types of restaurants.

The commercial center company fully owns this center. It has a 49 percent share.
Four hundred thirty-one million riyals were invested here in the initial state. Day by day, the total net worth of the assets is increasing.

Last but not least, the most interesting and happy news here is that gender segregation applies to the Kingdom Center under Islamic law, just like all other public premises. So, of course, there are ‘Family Areas’ and ‘Men Only Areas’ that will touch your heart.

Address: Hughayat Tower, Riyadh 12214, Saudi Arabia