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Mecca hour

The Makkah Clock is the largest clock in the world, and it is located at the top of the Royal Clock Tower in Makkah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is near the Grand Mosque, which is the largest mosque in the world and the holiest site for Muslims, and was built by the Saudi Bin Laden Group which is the largest A construction company in the Kingdom, and the Clock Tower is one of the towers of the house, which consists of seven huge skyscrapers in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, the fifth tallest independent building and the third largest building in the world, and it consists of 120 floors, and reaches a height of 601 meters, and the construction of the clock has been completed Above in the year 2010 AD.

General information about Makkah clock

Among the general information about Makkah hour are the following:

  • The watch was distinguished by the Islamic style, with a large crescent moon topped with the highest chapel in the world, reaching a height of 592 meters.
  • Its width is 45 meters, and its height is 43 meters, for each of the four sides.
  • The Hilal of Makkah Clock was decorated with 98 million pieces of 24-karat gold-plated mosaics.
  • The hour hand is 17 meters long, and the minute hand is 22 meters long.
  • The watch’s exterior is lit by about two million LED units of light, and the watch contains 21,000 light bulbs that emit radiant lights consisting of white and green at the time of the call to prayer.

General information about the Makkah Clock project

General information about the Makkah Clock project includes the following:

  • The Makkah Clock project aims to develop the Holy City of Mecca to be able to receive more than 10 million pilgrims every year.
  • Lifts are dedicated to transporting visitors to the surrounding balcony below the clock faces.
  • The clock reflects the goal of some Muslims to replace Greenwich Mean Time with Mecca time.
  • The Mecca watch was designed by The Swiss engineering firm Straintec and was made in Germany.
  • The Clock Tower contains resorts, a shopping center, hotel, an Islamic museum and observation center. It also contains 94 elevators and 16 escalators.

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