World’s Biggest Clock on Tallest Tower of Makkah


These photos published on 3rd August in different Saudi Arabian newspapers, . Saudi Govt has invested a lot of money on making this tower. The income from this tower is said to be dedicated for Holy Kaaba. A lot of development done in Saudi Arabia during former Empror King Fahad’s time. Next to him King Abdullah also passed Big number of projects including KAUST (King Abdulaziz University of Science and Technology), The only university of its kind in Saudi Arabia.

The Makkah Royal Tower that has world’s biggest analogue clock fixed on its top and it is also Second Tallest Building in the World after Burj Khalifa of Dubai is planned to open in the month of Ramadan. This big luxury hotel building project is about to complete. This is the highest building in Makkah having 76 floors and 577 meter height. The clock is about 400 meter high from the ground level and it has 40 meter diameter. It becomes 5 times larger than Big Ben as reported by eXtravaganzi

The Royal Clock will announce daily prayers to the Muslim world and the Lunar Observation Center and Islamic Museum will serve to protect the heritage for future generations.

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I am sure this huge project consumed huge money, I can’t say if it was worth that or million of Muslims world-wide who are dying of hunger and poverty could be a better worth of that money.

More about this at my blog

About Yasir Imran

Yasir Imran is a Pakistani living in Saudi Arabia. He writes because he want to express his thoughts. It is not necessary you agree what he says, You may express your thoughts in your comments. Once reviewed and approved your comments will appear in the discussion.
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12 Responses to World’s Biggest Clock on Tallest Tower of Makkah

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  2. Ali says:

    I dont like it at all, may Allah put sense into Saudi’s not build such things in the holy cities.

    • Yasir Imran says:

      Ali bro
      This was in Hadees, that in near future Badoo’s (Arab villagers) will construct tallest buildings. This is the sign of Day of Judgement.

  3. buhat khoooooooooob imran bhai

    esi hi shearing kia kijye maza agaya
    Subhaan Alllah

  4. Aabida says:

    I agree with you on this…they should have put the money to better use, but then again, they have so they can do what they want.
    On the other hand, it always boggles me when I think about certain things taking place in Islamic countries and why Saudi never has a voice.
    Just look at Palestine, where are the Saudis on this matter? What are they doing to make things a tad bit better?
    And, of course, poor Pakistan, where is Saudi on that?
    As the country named as the holy site for Muslims, they surely do not favour Muslims outside of Saudi.

    • Yasir Imran says:

      Thank you Aabida, What you pointed, cannot be denied, however they are good in many cases also. They have given a big charity to Pakistani flood victims. :-)

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  6. nazia says:

    i m from madinah.ap ne scene bohat achey ley hen.men every month makkah jati hon umrey pe is dafa ye tower dekh k bohat khushi hui

  7. Mazhar says:

    very very beautiful

  8. Dear Brother Imran,

    ASSALAAMU ALAIKUM W.B.

    I like your article – it is very interesting and informative. I am going to publish it in ALHIKMAT MUSLIM MAGAZINE printed in Florida USA Inshaa Allaah.
    Please feel free to send us articles so we could publish them in our magazine and use clippings for ALHIKMAT TV 24/7 ONLINE Inshaa Allaah.
    May Allaah continue to bless you Inshaa Allaah

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