Discover the towering magnificence of the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, standing taller than Big Ben and owning the title of world’s largest clock tower.
Is Makkah clock tower bigger than Big Ben?
However, Makkah’s iconic tower’s face is 35 times bigger than that of Big Ben. It stands at a height of 607 metres, almost twice that of the Eiffel Tower (in Paris) making it the third tallest building in the world.
What is the world’s largest clock tower?
The tallest clock tower is the Makkah Clock Royal Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, which measures 601 m (1,972 ft) in height.
Who owns the clock tower Mecca?
Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the tallest structure among the seven skyscrapers of the Abraj Al-Bait, a complex owned by the Government of Mecca in Saudi Arabia. Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the third tallest building with the largest clock face in the world at the apex of the towering skyscraper.
Can non Muslims go to Mecca?
Saudi Arabia’s government restricts entry to Mecca to Muslims only. Documentation will be checked upon entry, and anyone not showing proof of being a Muslim will be denied access. The penalty for non-Muslims attempting to enter is deportation from the country and a possible fine.
How many hotels are there in the Clock Tower of Mecca?
And so they built a complex of seven skyscraper hotels costing $15 billion. Makkah Clock Royal Tower is the fourth-tallest building in the world, rising to 1,972 feet (601 meters). The tallest tower contains a five-star hotel with 1,618 (!)