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Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel


Height: 601m
Location: Mecca
Year: 2012
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel

Burj Al Arab


Height: 321m
Location: Dubai
Year: 1999

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Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab
Height321m
Floors60
Year1999
CityDubai

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The Burj Al Arab (Arabic: ??? ?????, Tower of the Arabs) is a five star hotel located in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Managed by Jumeirah hotel group, it is one of the tallest hotels in the world, although 39 percent of its total height consists of non-occupiable space. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah Beach and is joined to the mainland by a personal curving bridge. The form of the structure is designed to resemble the sail of a boat. It has a helipad near the roof at a height of 210 m (689 ft) above ground.

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Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Mecca Royal Clock Tower Hotel
Height601m
Floors120
Year2012
CityMecca

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The Abraj Al-Bait (Arabic: ????? ??????, romanized: ?Abr?? al-Bayt 'Towers of the House') is a government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. These towers are a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project which aims to update the city in catering to its pilgrims. The central hotel tower, the Makkah Royal Clock Tower, has the world's largest clock face and is the third-tallest building and fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The clock tower comprises the Clock Tower Museum which occupies the top four floors of the tower.The building complex is metres away from the world's largest mosque and Islam's most sacred site, the Great Mosque of Mecca. The developer and builder of this complex is that the Saudi Binladin Group, the Kingdom's largest construction firm. It's the world's second most expensive building with the whole cost of construction totalling US$15 billion. The complex was built after the demolition of the Ajyad Fortress, the 18th-century Ottoman citadel on top of a hill overlooking the Grand Mosque. The destruction of the historically important site in 2002 from the Saudi authorities sparked international outcry and a powerful response from Turkey.

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