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Visiting The Clock Tower in Mecca
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Want to explore heaven on Earth? Saudi Arabia is waiting for you with its modern stellar architecture the Clock Tower. It will surprise you with its hair-raising height, marvel structure, luxurious hotels, leisurely resorts, five-story mega shopping complex, and religious pilgrimage.

Experience The Man-Made Wonder-The Clock Tower

Experience The Man-Made Wonder-The Clock Tower

Abraj Al Bait

Abraj Al Bait

Located in the heart of the city, Abraj Al Bait is the iconic landmark of Saudi Arabia. Featuring the largest clock tower face 'Makkah Royal Clock Tower', it wears the crown of the fifth-tallest freestanding and third tallest building in the world. It consists of two large prayer rooms with a capacity of ten thousand each. A five-star hotel, five-story shopping mall named the 'Abraj Al Bait Mall', and Fairmont Resorts and Hotels add glory to its charm. The tower heads for faced clock emblazoned with two million LED lights and ninety-eight million pieces of mosaics. The gleaming Arabic scripts on north and south faces catch the eye-shots of the viewer. The unique location, marvel structure, beautiful illuminations, and hair-raising height astonishes every tourist of Mecca.

Spire

Spire

Spire features seven separate high rise buildings, out of which two are in the front row while the remaining are at the back. Safa Tower and Marwah Tower at the anterior and Maqam tower, Zamzam Tower, Hajar Tower, Qibla Tower, and Mekkah Royal Clock Hotel levitates the tower's beauty from the back row. Inspired from the Big Ben of London, Abraj Al Bait is a fantastic fusion of Islamic and European architecture.

Islamic Museum

Islamic Museum

Situated inside the Central Clock Tower, the Islamic Museum exhibits an extensive collection of Islamic Art and work. Highlighting the historical and cultural dimensions of the Two Holy Mosques, the museum comprises of seven exhibition galleries. The main entrance hall features ancient and modern replicas of Holy Mosques along with precious, sacred manuscripts and inscriptions. The 'Zamzam Well hall' is famous for the fourteenth-century brim. Ranging from old antiquities to modern portraits, from masterpieces to contemporary facsimile; Islamic Museum showcases all the cultural and traditional background of Muslim history.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Book the tickets for Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower through this website at an affordable price. It also offers you the best and exciting deals.

How To Get Around?

The Clock Tower is modernly structured. It offers high-speed elevators and lifts for climbing the upper floors. Moreover, staircases are there for exploring the building.

What Should I Wear?

Cotton and soft fabric will offer comfort in warm cities like Mecca. Wear loose-fitting clothes covering full body. Mecca, being an Islamic country, prefer to have traditional attire. It is a must to cover the head with a hijab. Do not take breezy or skin-through apparels. Short and explosive dresses are highly restricted. Dress scantily. Pack cotton tees and shirts along with cargo, trouser, and full-length bottoms. Get comfortable shoes, sneakers, or sandals as footwear. Do not forget to carry a scarf in handy.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

Abraj Al-Bait remains open twenty-hours. Visit whenever you feel like! But choose the perfect climate for experiencing the excursion best. June through August is the ultimate time to explore Mecca with least precipitation and pleasant weather. Avoid planning in the middle of the year as it possesses hot temperature.

Currency

Saudi Riyal

Will I Need a Guide?

No. You will not require a guide as this website offers you complete and comprehensive info about the tour destination spot.

How To Get There?

Mecca is easily accessible for Muslim Tourists. The government of Saudi Arabia issues an exclusive visa for Muslims. The main gateway to Mecca is Jaddah. Board the flight for King Abdulaziz International Airport. It offers multiple airlines which flies across the globe. You can also reach through car and bus. Car driving is easy from Taif. Police checkpoints are there to assure that non-Muslims do not enter this holy city. However, microbuses, local buses, and taxis are inexpensive and widely available in Mecca. The town serves five metro lines exclusively for tourists sightseeing and pilgrimage excursion.

Additional Info

Regret to inform that only Muslims can apply for a visa to this city. Documents and proofs of being Muslim will check at the airport. Non-Muslims do not get permission to get enter into it. If found so, then you will be highly penalized. Planning to celebrate Valentine's Day at the high top of the Abraj Al-Bait Clock Tower! Drop your idea. Mecca strictly prohibits Valentine celebration. Even you cannot wear red on that day. Keep your best selection of wardrobe at home. Short and bold attire are not allowed to wear. Furthermore, keep your cash and travel documents safely and securely. Do not leave your luggage unpacked in the hotel rooms when you go. In case of a problem, contact the local authorities. Avoid visiting Mecca during Ramzan or other religious festive time.

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