Abraj Al Bait
Abraj Al Bait Waqf is a government-owned complex of seven skyscrapers in Mecca opposite the Grand Mosque. The Makkah Royal Clock Tower is the largest clock in the world, and the Fairmont Hotel, which is the third tallest building and the fifth tallest free-standing building in the world. With a height of 601 meters, the complex is the largest complex of space towers in the world. It was built by the Saudi Binladin Group Contracting Company, and the project cost: $15 billion
The clock towers were built on the ruins of an ancient fortress known as Ajyad Castle and attributed to Sharif Surur bin Musaed, where King Fahd ordered the establishment of the Endowment of the Two Holy Mosques, which was completed after his death, his then Crown Prince, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz. Work on the project began with the removal of the historical fortress, and then the removal of the mountain on top of the castle. The project took nearly nine years. The main gate of the towers is located opposite the King Abdul Aziz Gate, about 500 meters away from the Kaaba.
The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, announced that these towers will be an endowment for the Two Holy Mosques to benefit from its proceeds in spending on the Two Holy Mosques.
The Makkah Clock is the largest and highest clock in the world. It is located at the top of the Abraj Al-Bait Towers. Its height is approximately 601 meters and was named by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.
The largest tower in the world
Abraj Al Bait overlooking the Grand Mosque, which was implemented by the Saudi Bin Laden Company, one of the largest architectural projects in the world, and was classified as the largest urban building in terms of total area on the face of the globe, as the project’s land area exceeds 1.4 million square meters, and it consists of 7 adjacent towers with investments exceeding (15 billion dollars), designed on Islamic architecture, and its height is more than 600 meters, which is the height of the main tower, which was intended for a hotel.
It consists of six residential towers and a seventh tower is a hotel. The design of residential towers is characterized by flexibility by securing studios, small and large apartments, and apartments over the entire floor area for VIPs, in addition to allocating the upper floors of each tower to the royal floors, and residential towers of gradual height so that the front towers are the lowest.
Al-Safa Tower: The front tower has 28 floors, comprising 950 housing units, and the number of elevators in the tower is 27.
Al-Marwa Tower: The front tower has 29 floors, consisting of 1,200 housing units