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Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower

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  • Official Name: Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower
  • Other Name: Abraj Al-Bait Towers
  • City: Mecca
  • Proposed: 2002
  • Start of Construction: 2004
  • Completion: 2012
  • Tallest clock tower in the world: 601 meters (1,972 feet)
  • Tallest hotel in the world: 601 meters (1,972 feet)
  • Second Tallest building in the world: 601 meters (1,972 feet)
  • Largest building floor area in the world: 1.5 million meters2 (16.150 million feet2)
  • Largest Clock Faces in the world: 43 x 43 meters (141 x 141 feet)
  • Highest architectural clock in the world: 530 meters (1,740 feet)
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Scenes of Mecca, Saudi Arabia from Imax Arabia

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  • The Kaaba is the first house of Allah (the Glorified and Exalted) built by Prophet Ibrahim (peace and blessings be upon him).
  • Muslim, Christians, and Jews are related by being the descendents of Prophet Adam (peace and blessings be upon him).
  • Muslims touch the Kaaba to feel closer to Allah (the Glorified and Exalted).
  • Collective circumambulation of the Kaaba fosters unity between Muslims.
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  • Nearly 3 million people performed Hajj in 2011.
  • Muslims performing Tawaf Al-Qadoum by circumambulation of the Kaaba at their arrival.
  • Muslims performing the Sa’ee by walking between the hills of Safaa and Marwah.
  • Muslims performing prayer and reciting the Quran at Mina in tents during the day until the dawn of the next day.
  • At Mount Arafat, Muslims are raising their hands and offering prayers in the direction of the Qibla.
  • Muslims collecting pebbles at Muzdalifah.
  • Muslims are using the pebbles collected earlier to stone the three pillars at Mina.
  • Muslims are performing Tawaful Al-Wadda, the farewell circumambulation of the Kaaba, to complete the Hajj.
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Kaaba inside of Masjid al-Haram

A pilgrim in Masjid al-Haram took this video of the Kaaba using a high definition camera.

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