Royal Decree

The establishment of the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites comes as a result of the Kingdom’s future aspiration to improve the services offered in Makkah City and its adjacent Holy Sites, in a manner that is commensurate with their sanctity.

The Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites aims to serve all Muslims and beneficiaries of Makkah City and Holy Sites, including but not limited to: Saudi citizens, pilgrims, residents, visitors, and investors.

The Royal Decree # 218/A, dated 17/09/1439 Hijri, has been issued to establish the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites.

 

Main Responsibilities

In accordance with its role, the Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites has four main responsibilities:

  • Evolving the Hajj and Umrah ecosystem and creating an environment to attract and serve city visitors and pilgrims, to strengthen the status of Makkah City and Holy Sites as a global spiritual destination.
  • Improving the quality of life and services provided to make Makkah City among the world’s most attractive places to live.
  • Providing a suitable business environment that makes Makkah City and Holy Sites an attractive destination for investors and business. 
  • Enhancing competitive and comparative advantage of Makkah City and Holy Sites as an elevated city for innovation and affiliated sectors.

Enabler of Vision 2030

The Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites seeks to be an effective contributor and enabler of the implementation of strategic objectives of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as outlined in Vision 2030 and will help build a vibrant society and prosperous economy for Makkah City and Holy Sites.

The Royal Commission for Makkah City and Holy Sites will focus on identifying the needs of the City of Makkah and adjacent Holy locations across various areas. We will work closely with stakeholders in the public and private sectors to identify programs and projects that help realize the vision of making Makkah City among the world’s most attractive cities.

Strategic Pillars

RCMC has defined four pillars of success for its inception phase:

  • Defining a clear mandate, roles and responsibilities for the Commission in the context of a wider governance framework for city development.
  • Defining a clear strategic and operational plan for RCMC, and building an agile and empowered organization with strong capabilities.
  • Attracting and developing the right talent to deliver the Commission’s vision.
  • Gaining and continuously maintaining a deep understanding of the current state and future developmental needs of Makkah City and Holy Sites.
  • Applying a collaborative approach with stakeholders who are involved in shaping the future of Makkah City and Holy Sites.

 

 

 

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