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The Abraj Al-Bait Towers also known as the "Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower" is a complex under construction in Meccamarker, Saudi Arabiamarker by the Saudi Binladin Group. Upon completion, the tallest tower in the complex would stand as the tallest building in Saudi Arabiamarker, tallest and largest hotel in the world, with a planned height of . Upon completion, the structure would have the largest floor area of any structure in the world with 1,500,000 square metres (16,137,600 sq ft) of floorspace. This is the same as Terminal 3 at Dubai International Airport, in the United Arab Emiratesmarker which is the current the record holder. It will also surpass the Burj al Arabmarker in Dubai as the world's tallest hotel. It is also the second tallest building under construction. The entire project is estimated to be completed in 2010.

The site of the complex is located across the street to the south from an entrance to the Masjid al Harammarker, which houses the Kaabamarker, the holiest site in Islam. In order to start construction, the historic Ottoman Ajyad Fortressmarker had to be first completely demolished. To accommodate worshipers who visit the Kaaba, the Abraj Al-Bait Towers will have a large prayer room capable of holding nearly ten thousand people. The tallest tower in the complex will also contain a seven-star hotel to help provide lodging for the over five million pilgrims who travel to Mecca annually to participate in hajj.

In addition, the Abraj Al-Bait Towers will have a four-story shopping mall and a parking garage capable of holding over a thousand vehicles. Residential towers will house permanent residents while two heliports and a conference center are to accommodate business travelers. In total, up to 100,000 people would be housed inside the towers. The project will use clock faces for each side of the Hotel tower. The clocks will be 80 meters high 80 meters wide. They will be located 530 meters high, which would make it the world's highest and largest clock.

Towers

Tower Height Floors Completion Status
Hotel Tower 76 2010 Under construction
Hajar 48 2009 Completed
ZamZammarker 48 2007 Completed
Maqam 45 2010 Under construction
Qibla 45 2010 Under construction
Marwah 42 2009 Completed
Safa 42 2009 Completed
Abraj Al-Bait Towers under construction in July 2009
Abraj Al Bait Towers under construction in October 2009


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