Abraj Al-Bait – The Royal Clock Tower in Mecca

A government-owned complex of seven skyscraper hotels. The central hotel tower, has the world’s largest clock face. The clock tower contains the Clock Tower Museum that occupies the top four floors of the tower.

Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the tallest building in Saudi Arabia, with a height of 601 meters. The fifth-tallest freestanding structure in the world. The project uses clock faces for each side of the main hotel tower. At 43 × 43 meters, these are the largest in the world. The roof of the clocks is 450 m above the ground, making them the world’s most elevated architectural clocks.

The tower is a part of the King Abdulaziz Endowment Project that aims to modernize the city in catering to its pilgrims.

Abraj al Bait Towers as seen from the Masjid al Haram in Makkah / Image source

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