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Tower Abraj al-Bait, Saudi Arabia

From series “The Highest Buildings in the World”
Year: 2012. Height: 601 m.

Mecca can boast the heaviest skyscraper in the world and the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, Abraj Al Bait. It’s an intricate and incredibly beautiful architectural complex of 601 meters height. The main decoration of the facade is the clock set at a height of over 400 meters; the diameter of the dial is 43 meters.

Tower Abraj al-Bait, Saudi Arabia One of six towers is occupied by the hotel, which annually welcomes hundreds of thousands of pilgrims arriving to Mecca from all over the world. The architectural complex is home to the upscale shopping center and hundreds of stores; its large-scale infrastructure includes parking for 800 cars and two helipads.

This unique skyscraper was completed in 2012. It became the world champion on a number of parameters. First of all, the complex is the heaviest in the world and the second in height; it’s only behind the Burj Khalifa. The planet's tallest hotel is a part of the architectural structure, as well as the highest clock tower. This large-scale architectural complex is located in close proximity to Al-Haram, which is considered a major religious landmark of Mecca. Next - CN Tower

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Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Al Rajhi Bank' located in 2.16 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Budget Rent A Car' is located in 3.58 km ( on the map).
Supermarket: 'Bin Dawood Super Stores' in 0.16 km
Parking: 'Parking Lot' in 0.71 km
Police station: 'Police Station' in 0.62 km
Railway station: 'Mecca Central Station' in 4 km

Nearest airports:
 »  King Abdulaziz Airport JED - in 75 km
 Cities nearby

Best hotels near Tower Abraj al-Bait

Nawazi Ajyad Hotel

Located in 0 km from Tower Abraj al-Bait
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Rooms: 180
Rooms include wooden floors and a classic décor. Each has a TV, a tea/coffee maker, and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Some offer views of the … More: photo, rates and booking
Nawazi Watheer Hotel

Located in 1 km from Tower Abraj al-Bait
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Rooms: 398
Rooms include a TV and a tea/coffee maker. Each has a safety deposit box and a private bathroom with a bathrobe and hairdryer. Transportation from … More: photo, rates and booking
Rowaa Golden Hotel

Located in 2 km from Tower Abraj al-Bait
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Rooms: 186
All units at Rowaa Golden Hotel are furnished with warm colours. Each room comes with a minibar, TV and private bathroom with a bath and shower. You … More: photo, rates and booking
Makarim Mina Hotel

Located in 3 km from Tower Abraj al-Bait
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Rooms: 294
All rooms feature tiled floors. Each unit offers a seating area with a flat-screen TV and a minibar. The bathroom is fitted with a shower. Makkah … More: photo, rates and booking

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Top destination around Tower Abraj al-Bait - Mecca

Every landmark of Mecca is a truly unique place. Al Haram Mosque is, without a doubt, the main symbol of the city and the religious landmark of the international level. According to historical data, the building of a mosque on this site started yet in 638. The mosque, which pilgrims from all over the world come to see these days, was built in the second half of the 16th century. During its long history, the mosque was reconstructed many times, so its look has changed virtually beyond recognition during the last four centuries.
The last extensive reconstruction of the mosque took place more than 30 years ago. Thanks to a series of renovation works, the Al-Haram complex was extended and two minarets appeared there. The size of the modern mosque is 309,000 square meters, and the height of the construction is 95 meters. For the convenience of guests, Al-Haram has escalators and a modern air-conditioning system in the halls. Al-Haram Mosque is a unique religious building that can provide space for up to 700,000 people simultaneously.

The inner yard of the mosque hides a true gem - Kaaba , the main sacred object for all Muslim people. While praying, all Muslims in the world turn their faces into the direction of Kaaba. It is a relatively small building of a cubic shape that has been the center of the most important religious ceremonies for centuries. Kaaba is located in an incredibly beautiful inner yard, and every day thousands of people gather around it to pray.
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