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Saudi Arabia to resume building mammoth Makkah hotel: sources

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is set to restart work on one of the world's largest hotel projects, the $3.5 billion Abraj Kudai in Makkah, where a financial squeeze halted construction in 2015. When completed, the Abraj Kudai is meant to have about 10,000 rooms, 70 restaurants, several helipads and a section reserved for the Saudi royal family. Renewed plans for the government-funded project signal Riyadh is again willing to spend on strategic economic development projects such as tourism and are a boost for Saudi Binladin…