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Old September 18th, 2010, 09:46 PM   #5701
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the cladding sucks jk
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Old September 19th, 2010, 12:13 AM   #5702
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I agree, I hate the white on the windows..
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Old September 19th, 2010, 11:22 AM   #5703
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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:43 PM   #5704
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Great photos.

What does that inscription say below the clock in green and white?
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Old September 19th, 2010, 01:48 PM   #5705
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sorry if i have missed this but who are the architects cause u said that only muslims are allowed to enter the city, are the architects muslim? or will they never see this project in real life? or is there some sort of exception where they can come see it?
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Old September 19th, 2010, 07:55 PM   #5706
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Great photos.

What does that inscription say below the clock in green and white?
it says (King Abdul Aziz Endowment for the Two Holy Mosques)
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Old September 19th, 2010, 09:11 PM   #5707
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ive been there in ramadan and the clock at nite is really really beautiful and is visible from quite a lot of distances and can be read quite clearly.....infact very very very clearly and its absolutely amazing!
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Old September 20th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #5708
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brightness of something can't be verified by a picture. how cameras handle exposures plays a role in it.
only a first hand witness will be accurate to judge something like that. we don't really have in this forum someone who lives in Makkah. it will be nice if someone in the forum who has been there in the night after the clock was lit up, give his testimony.
i might go there myself within a month.
I AM from Makkah and YES, its NOT bright, he must've not known that different colours were tested to see which one was easier on the eye.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 12:35 AM   #5709
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i know in SAUDI you can find almost all famous American brands, but believe me, Al Baik is the winner there. its an Arabian brand (owned by a Palestinian if i am informed correct)

i have been in Makkah so many times, and there is a place where there is all these American brands (Mc Donalds, KFC, Hardees..etc) along with Al Baik. and Al Baik is full with a big queue outside while only few people are inside other restaurants. it was funny to look at
Correct. Albaik is the best place in the world where you can get roast chicken, and it has COMPLETELY killed the american brands. Many locals have opened similar shops but they failed to reach the standard and qualit of albaik.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 02:00 AM   #5710
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so true
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Old September 20th, 2010, 06:03 AM   #5711
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I don't think that if they were "killed" they'd still be having a business. Al-Baik is soo overrated..
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Old September 20th, 2010, 07:59 AM   #5712
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well, if Mc Donalds and other normal businesses aren't any different, while Al Baik stands out. what you call it?

(they say it right, this thread is only 25% about Abraj Al Bait, lol)
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Old September 20th, 2010, 08:53 AM   #5713
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Old September 20th, 2010, 09:12 AM   #5714
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Well, we've pretty muched discussed all we can about the Abraj Al-Bait until they start erecting the spire.....so we might as well converse about restaurants, wouldn't you say?
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Old September 20th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #5715
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Looks goood.
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Old September 20th, 2010, 06:05 PM   #5716
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superior tower....
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Old September 20th, 2010, 08:57 PM   #5717
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well, if Mc Donalds and other normal businesses aren't any different, while Al Baik stands out. what you call it?

(they say it right, this thread is only 25% about Abraj Al Bait, lol)
That's my main objection. A lot of people simply claim that it stands out without having anything to back that assumption.
The usual argument is how crowded it gets. I mean McDonald's, Burger King, Hardee's, KFC, Subway, Kudu, Herfy, Pizza Hut, etc. all have branches distributed [literally] all over the country, even in places where the population didn't reach 100K while on the other hand Al-Baik has like what? 10 branches? And they're ALL concentrated in selected cities of Hejaz (Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and Yanbu). Al-Baik's popularity stems from the fact that it became a tourist attraction rather than a casual restaurant. To me, Al-Baik is just another touristy restaurant like Chile's, TGI Friday's, Fudruckers or Steak House [i.e., the kind of restaurants you have to visit when visiting a certain location]. And the food *seriously* isn't that great anyways.


Now, when was the last AsyqulHuur update?
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Old September 20th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #5718
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That's my main objection. A lot of people simply claim that it stands out without having anything to back that assumption.
The usual argument is how crowded it gets. I mean McDonald's, Burger King, Hardee's, KFC, Subway, Kudu, Herfy, Pizza Hut, etc. all have branches distributed [literally] all over the country, even in places where the population didn't reach 100K while on the other hand Al-Baik has like what? 10 branches? And they're ALL concentrated in selected cities of Hejaz (Mecca, Medina, Jeddah and Yanbu). Al-Baik's popularity stems from the fact that it became a tourist attraction rather than a casual restaurant. To me, Al-Baik is just another touristy restaurant like Chile's, TGI Friday's, Fudruckers or Steak House [i.e., the kind of restaurants you have to visit when visiting a certain location]. And the food *seriously* isn't that great anyways.


Now, when was the last AsyqulHuur update?
and there is a branch in Taif, you forgot to mention.

and do you know there are Facebook groups calling Al Baik to establish its business in Riyadh and Dammam?? they are getting crazy about it. and i don't blame you for not liking Al Baik much. but you would be in the minority in that case.

and yes? where is our friend ibib who sweeps the whole www for new pictures keep them coming.
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Old September 21st, 2010, 12:39 AM   #5719
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Guess who paid a visit to Abraj Albait


If I were there, I would've asked about the 1100m tower he promised
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Old September 21st, 2010, 03:53 AM   #5720
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when does buildings behind big clock tower get built? will be office towers!

I heared that prince of arabia starting new companies in office towers!!!
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