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The Makkah Clock Royal Tower – World’s Largest Clock Will Begin Testing on August 11th

Final touches are being given to the world’s biggest clock in Makkah (Mecca) Clock Tower for its trial run on August, 11th, during the first week of the holy month of Ramadan. The Makkah Clock project, which has been developed by engineers from Germany and Switzerland along with a team of specialists from Europe and around the world, will be fully completed after three months in operation.

The clock, with a diametre of more than 40 metres, which can be seen from a distance of eight kilometres, is part of the 400-metre clock tower. The clock will be six times bigger than London’s Big Ben.

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower complex includes over 500 shopping outlets and food courts, luxury apartments on levels 30 to 52, five ‘Royal’ floors, and the 1,005-room Fairmont Hotel, which covers a further 28 floors. There are a total of 76 elevators.

The tower housing the clock is being built in a peculiar Islamic style of architecture while the clock will have four faces – one in each direction. The Name of Allah will be inscribed on each of the four clock faces and two lifts will carry visitors to a balcony below the clocks.

The complex, which will overlook the Grand Mosque that Muslims face for daily prayers, will feature the world’s second-tallest building.

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower
The Makkah Clock Royal Tower

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower
The Makkah Clock Royal Tower

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower
The Makkah Clock Royal Tower

The Makkah Clock Royal Tower
The Makkah Clock Royal Tower

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Comments

  1. really beautifull the 2nd largest building in the world i wana go

  2. its very good now makkah will alo b an important place may allah give more blessings to the royal family and all the people who come for hajj umrah .the clock is soo beautiful the cresent moon on top is made of gold its very delightful to see indeed .im sidra frm usa aslamualaikum and a hearthy thx to the one who posted these pic cuz i wanted to see it when my ustaad said soo bye

  3. assalamulaikum. it would be better to build more hotel to accomodate all the pelgrims around the world for hadj. such clock would be better place in dubai instead.
    the clock is full of symbol of ‘franc macon’

  4. MashaAllah! Wonderful display of art and architecture, all credit goes to the royal family making the holy city more beautiful.

  5. This a a mega commericial, egotistical monstrosity
    that has nothing to to with Islam. These real estate mega steel and glass buildings is an affront to the spiritual values of the the Hajj. its a shameful, wasted effort and points to desperation and lack of respect for cultural values..

  6. @ Ali,U r the sick thing about this article

  7. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.”
    William James

  8. sick!

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