Saudi Arabia Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings Buildings

Saudi Arabia Architecture: Famous Landmarks and Buildings

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Saudi Arabia skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Saudi Arabia architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Saudi Arabia are included on this list. Information about these Saudi Arabia buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Saudi Arabia and older historic landmarks.

A list made up of buildings like Masjid al-Haram and King Saud Mosque.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Saudi Arabia?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Saudi Arabia. Famous architectural houses within the city of Saudi Arabia are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.



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    Abraj Al Bait
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    The Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, is a government-owned megatall building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that strives to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel building ...more

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    • City/Town: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2012
    • Structural Height (m): 601.0
    • Floors: 85
    • Construction Started: 2004
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    Al Faisaliyah Center
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    The Al Faisaliyah Centre is a commercial skyscraper located in the business district of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the third tallest building in Saudi Arabia after the Kingdom Centre and Abraj Al Bait. It is also called Star Dome.more

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    • City/Town: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2000
    • Structural Height (m): 267.0
    • Floors: 30
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    Al Rajhi Tower is a $500 million USD tower currently proposed for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Designs for the sail-shaped tower have been drawn up by architects at Atkins. The tower is being built on behalf of the Al Rajhi family and will be used for commercial purposes. The family, considered by most in ...more

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    • City/Town: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    • Structural Height (m): 390.0
    • Floors: 94
    • Architecture Firm: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
    • Created By: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
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    Al Subeaei Tower Complex

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    Al Subeaei Tower Complex
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    Al Subeaei Tower Complex is a skyscraper located in Khobar, Saudi Arabia.more

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    • City/Town: Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    • Opened: Jan 01 2004
    • Floors: 16
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    Burj Al Anoud
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    Anoud Tower is a skyscraper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It was completed in 2005. At 155 m high, it is a major commercial building on King Fahd road. It contains 20 floors with 3 basement levels. There are plans to build a similar tower alongside it. The tower is owned by Princess Al-Anoud Foundation and ...more

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    • City/Town: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2005
    • Floors: 23
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    Embassy and Chancery building on Riyadh.more

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    • City/Town: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    • Opened: Jan 01 1990
    • Architect: Guy Naizot
    • Created By: Guy Naizot
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    Pilgrim shelter covering 105 acres, to accommodate 950,000 pilgrims at a time at Jeddah Airport. Wiiner of AIA Honor Award, and the Aga Khan Award for Architecture in 1983, The roof is a tensile canvas structure.more

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    • City/Town: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 1982
    • Architect: Gordon Wildermuth, Raul de Armas
    • Architecture Firm: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
    • Created By: Gordon Wildermuth, Raul de Armas
    • Style: High-Tech Architecture
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    Hugayat Tower

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    Hugayat Tower
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    The Hugayat Tower is a skyscraper located in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia. It is located on King Abdul Aziz Road in a growing business district. At 133 meters high, it is a major commercial building in Khobar. It contains 36 floors including the basement levels. It was completed in 2007 and the ...more

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    • City/Town: Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2007
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    His Majesty King Saud Mosque is the largest mosque in the city of Jeddah and is located in Jeddah's Al-Sharafeyyah District. The Mosque was designed by Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil and was finished in 1987. It is mainly build of brick and covers an area of 9700 m² with the prayer hall alone covering 2464 m².more

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    • City/Town: Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 1987
    • Architect: Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil
    • Created By: Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil
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    Kingdom Centre, is a 65-storey, 302.3 m skyscraper in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It is the third tallest skyscraper in the country after the Abraj Al Bait Towers and the Burj Rafal, and is the world's third tallest building with a hole after the Shanghai World Financial Center and Tuntex Sky Tower. Besides ...more

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    • City/Town: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 2002
    • Structural Height (m): 302.33
    • Floors: 41
    • Architect: Scott Berry
    • Architecture Firm: Ellerbe Becket
    • Created By: Scott Berry
    • Style: Contemporary architecture
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    Lamar Towers
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    Lamar Towers are a pair of skyscrapers currently under construction in the city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Located on Jeddah Corniche, Tower 1 will be 321.6 m tall with 72 floors above ground, and Tower 2 will be 292.66 m tall with 62 floors above ground. The proposal for the project was submitted by ...more

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    • City/Town: Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, Asia, Earth, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 2010
    • Structural Height (m): 350.0
    • Floors: 73
    • Construction Started: 2007
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    Masjid al-Haram
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    Al-Masjid al-Ḥarām is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds Islam's holiest place, the Kaaba, in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Muslims face in the direction of the Kaaba while performing obligatory daily prayers. One of the Five Pillars of Islam requires every Muslim to perform the Hajj ...more

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    • City/Town: Saudi Arabia
    • Opened: Jan 01 0638
    • Structural Height (m): 89.0
    • Style: Islamic architecture
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    Kingdom Tower, previously known as Mile-High Tower, also known as the Mile High Tower, is a skyscraper currently under construction in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at a preliminary cost of SR4.6 billion. It will be the centrepiece and first phase of a SR75 billion proposed development known as Kingdom City ...more

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    • City/Town: Jeddah, Arabian Peninsula, Asia, Middle East, Earth, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 2016
    • Floors: 200
    • Architect: Adrian Smith
    • Architecture Firm: Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
    • Created By: Adrian Smith
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    MUNA Bulk Reservoir No.1 Roof Structure

    The 1 million cubic meter circular reservoir is 365m in diameter and has one of the largest cable-stayed concrete shell roofs in the world and provides a secondary source of water for the millions of pilgrims performing the annual Hajj to Makkah.more

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    • City/Town: Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
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    Saudi Investment Bank Tower

    Saudi Investment Bank Tower is a supertall skyscraper located in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia. It is located on King Abdul Aziz Road in the growing business district of Tahila in Khobar. It is the second tallest building in Khobar, after Hugayat Tower. It is approximately 88 m high, and contains 18 ...more

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    • City/Town: Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East, Asia, Earth, + more
    • Opened: Jan 01 1998
    • Floors: 18
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    Tuwaiq Palace

    Tuwaiq Palace or Towaiq Palace is a building in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which hosts government functions, state receptions, and cultural festivals that introduce Saudi arts and customs to the international community, and vice versa. It was built in 1985 by OHO Joint Venture, made up of Frei Otto and Buro ...more

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    • City/Town: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Arabian Peninsula, Middle East
    • Architect: Frei Otto
    • Created By: Frei Otto
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