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Old January 30th, 2011, 03:57 AM   #7061
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how many of the mecca visitors do they expect to be able to afford a room in this hotel? looks very expensive, but i must say thats one big ass spire lol
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Old January 30th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #7062
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it will always be fully booked, just like any other community there are poor and rich muslims.
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Old January 30th, 2011, 07:31 PM   #7063
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it will always be fully booked, just like any other community there are poor and rich muslims.
also i think there are tons of muslims who travel there like only once in a life and then they will pay the money for a good room in the hotel, because its a special time for them and they want to make the best out of it
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Old January 30th, 2011, 11:16 PM   #7064
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looks great.one thing for sure. you always know what time the photo was taken of this building.
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Old January 31st, 2011, 01:11 AM   #7065
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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:27 AM   #7066
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thanks ibib, it's been a while. where is our photographers on the field?

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Old January 31st, 2011, 11:15 AM   #7067
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what was the point of quoting the picture? seriously -___-
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Old January 31st, 2011, 12:35 PM   #7068
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Nice pic
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Old January 31st, 2011, 02:59 PM   #7069
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what was the point of quoting the picture? seriously -___-
EDITED, happy??
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Old January 31st, 2011, 05:35 PM   #7070
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Nice pic!

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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:00 PM   #7071
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Makkah view...don't know how to get this one... http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5401288007/

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Old January 31st, 2011, 06:10 PM   #7072
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Old January 31st, 2011, 07:46 PM   #7073
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Makkah view...don't know how to get this one... http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5401288007/

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Old January 31st, 2011, 08:17 PM   #7074
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Old February 1st, 2011, 06:38 AM   #7075
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how many of the mecca visitors do they expect to be able to afford a room in this hotel? looks very expensive, but i must say thats one big ass spire lol
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also i think there are tons of muslims who travel there like only once in a life and then they will pay the money for a good room in the hotel, because its a special time for them and they want to make the best out of it
I believe there are ~22,000 hotel rooms in the complex, meaning about 40,000 people when full in the hotel rooms. As about 3,000,000 people participate in the Hajj, at most 0.73% of the people going for Hajj could stay in the hotel. From a logistics perspective, construction of such a large commercial project abut to the Kaaba may end up being a mistake considering what could have been with respect to crown management and movement.

With respect to affordability, a vast majority could not possibly afford to stay in these towers.
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Old February 1st, 2011, 02:20 PM   #7076
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I believe there are ~22,000 hotel rooms in the complex, meaning about 40,000 people when full in the hotel rooms. As about 3,000,000 people participate in the Hajj, at most 0.73% of the people going for Hajj could stay in the hotel. From a logistics perspective, construction of such a large commercial project abut to the Kaaba may end up being a mistake considering what could have been with respect to crown management and movement.

With respect to affordability, a vast majority could not possibly afford to stay in these towers.
but then, only 0.73% will be able to stay even if wanted, right? from your statistics!!
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 06:23 PM   #7077
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Meh.

Don't like it. At all.

It's like the Big Ben Clocktower on steroids, with a sauce of kitchy Vegas, on a bed of plastic religious parafernalia.


The historic Great Mosque and the Ka'aba are totally overshadowed. If I would be religious and a muslim, I would nod my head while trying to focus on the Ka'aba... which is impossible! Cause the green clock is staring down at ya.
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Old February 2nd, 2011, 08:45 PM   #7078
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but then, only 0.73% will be able to stay even if wanted, right? from your statistics!!
Correct. Hence my comment about potential concern for the vast majority who need to get to and from the Kaaba in context of a large percentage of the perimeter being occupied by this wall of buildings.
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 06:32 AM   #7079
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Old February 3rd, 2011, 08:37 PM   #7080
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I don't see what the big deal is; The Vatican has had one just like it under construction for a while now:

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