daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > World Development News Forums > General Urban Developments > DN Archives



Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old March 29th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #10841
movcn
Suburb Dweller
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Orleans USA - Shenyang CHN
Posts: 45
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by Roukaya19 View Post
Eid Mubarak!


Nice complex
__________________
"I'm rediculously funny! Oh wait, I'm rediculous!"

Last edited by movcn; March 29th, 2012 at 07:29 PM.
movcn no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
Old March 30th, 2012, 02:49 AM   #10842
ThatOneGuy
Psst! Check my signature!
 
ThatOneGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Toronto - Bucharest - Freeport
Posts: 21,580

Cool building, can't wait until it's finished!
ThatOneGuy no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #10843
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

From the top!
Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 30th, 2012, 08:06 PM   #10844
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558







Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old March 31st, 2012, 08:14 AM   #10845
sasa_taisa
Hardcore Gamer
 
sasa_taisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Cd Juarez - El Paso - Las Cruces
Posts: 4,004
Likes (Received): 177

Too bad i will never have the chance to actually go to mecca oh well....
sasa_taisa no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 03:36 AM   #10846
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 10:43 PM   #10847
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 1st, 2012, 11:47 PM   #10848
Arab_Hafez
Registered User
 
Arab_Hafez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cairo
Posts: 161
Likes (Received): 63

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gendo View Post
No offense, but nearly all credible scholars and archeologists agree that Damascus and Jericho are the two oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world.

Mecca is pretty close though.
I dont think ANY of them ever been to Mecca to say for themselves, as non-Muslims arnt allowed in, but All Credible Muslim Scholars and archeologists agreed that it is...

but that isnt our topic now is it
Arab_Hafez no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 2nd, 2012, 04:54 PM   #10849
Makkawi.Pk
EZ
 
Makkawi.Pk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Jeddah
Posts: 2,057
Likes (Received): 1174



-

-

-

__________________
To let.
Makkawi.Pk no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 3rd, 2012, 07:08 PM   #10850
Ahmad Rashid Ahmad
Sapphire
 
Ahmad Rashid Ahmad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Madinah - Lahore
Posts: 15,472
Likes (Received): 6184

Thanks for sharing...
Ahmad Rashid Ahmad no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 4th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #10851
kevsy21
Registered User
 
kevsy21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Liverpool
Posts: 235
Likes (Received): 144

Really fab pics.
__________________
My Flickr Pics
https://flic.kr/ps/244Wsj

My Liverpool Blog-- http://urbanliverpool.blogspot.com/
kevsy21 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2012, 07:32 AM   #10852
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558


Last edited by Roukaya19; April 5th, 2012 at 10:05 PM.
Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2012, 07:36 AM   #10853
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #10854
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2012, 03:24 AM   #10855
VRS
Registered User
 
VRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Jakarta
Posts: 46,891
Likes (Received): 11688

waow....the lighting from God....
VRS no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 7th, 2012, 12:29 AM   #10856
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

a bit different...
Makkah Clock Model

at Saudi Travel and Tourism Investment Market 2012

(SPA) 13/5/1433H - 05/04/2012

Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #10857
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International
in religious tourism showcase at ATM



Khaled Yamak, GroupDirector of Communications
& Business Development, FRHI Makkah
Apr 08 2012

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International-Makkah to participate in Arabian Travel Market, Kingdom's tourist numbers to grow to 15.8 million by 2014 and five-year government $26.9 billion transport infrastructure budget augurs well for Saudi tourism

Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (FRHI) Makkah, the operator of a portfolio of leading Middle East five-star hotels including the Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel, Raffles Makkah Palace and soon-to-be-opened Swissôtel Makkah, has announced its participationat this year's Arabian Travel Market (ATM), which will take place from April 30- May 3 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

Adelegation of senior executives will represent FRHI Makkah at their exhibitorstand located in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3 (stand no. HC3750),and offer an insight into the strategically important role their properties areplaying in the Kingdom's burgeoning religious tourism market through its trioof unique five-star properties, and plans for future growth.

Additionally, ATM visitors will be able to enjoy a flavour of FRHI Makkah's premier guestservices and acclaimed FRHI hospitality.

Khaled Yamak, Group Director of Communications & Business Development, FRHI Makkah, said: "With our properties affording unrivalled views of, and access to, the Holy Ka'aba and the Masjid al-Haram -the holiest sites in Islam - our central Makkah location is ideal for pilgrimsand Umrah performers visiting the city to fulfil their spiritual duties.

"Infact, our properties - offering 2,600 rooms and suites - make-up 40% of accommodation options in the central Makkah area. Furthermore, our average occupancies forour two operating hotels peaked at 90% in Q1 of 2012 - the highest to datesince opening."

The FHRI Makkah hotels represent three internationally-renowned brands - Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel - each of which delivers a unique experience, and come together to offer an elegant collection of accommodation options to suit every individual guest.

"Makkah Clock Royal Tower, A Fairmont Hotel is a landmark presence integrated into the surrounding community; Raffles Makkah Palace offers sophisticatedl uxury with residential charm; and Swissôtel Makkah delivers efficient personalised service with a contemporary ambience," remarked Yamak.

FRHI Makkah hospitality experts will also be on hand at the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia stand (also in Sheikh Saeed Hall 3) to discuss how the country is diversifyingits contribution to gross domestic product (GDP), away from petrochemical revenues, through the labour-intensive service sectors such as hospitality, travel and tourism.

In terms of demand, Pew Research Center estimates that the global Muslim population in 2010 was 1.6 billion and is expected to grow to2.2 billion by 2030.

Atan annual growth rate of 1.5% over the next two decades - twice that of non-Muslim populations - Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world.

"Withcontinued growth forecast for the Muslim populace, as well as increasing demandfrom Hajj and Umrah travellers - who currently account for more than 60% of Saudi Arabia'sinbound tourist traffic - we are focusing on delivering a consistently high-level of quality-driven guest services for both international and domestic travellers.

"Tos upport this, we are constantly innovating and adding services to our trio of hotels. We recently introduced the Fairmont Gold initiative at the Makkah Clock Royal Tower which further personalises the guest experience.

"We'vealso just opened the new 1,500-capacity Al Jiwar Ballroom, and launched our newresidential apartments at Raffles Makkah Palace which ensure spiritual serenity for our guests" Yamak added.

According to research company Business Monitor International (BMI), inbound visitor arrivals will grow from 13 million in 2010 to 15.8 million by 2014.

Indeed, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) aims to attract 88 million visitors by 2020 as it continues to drive forward ambitious plans todevelop religious tourism, domestic tourism and business travel in particular.

What's more, the Kingdom issued 9.5 million religious visas last year, up 11.3% from 2010, according to the Ministry of Hajj website, with Umrah visas rising by one million in 2011 from 2010.

And with nearly two million foreign pilgrims arriving to perform Haj in 2011, both the Saudi government and major developers are expected to spend up to US$120 billion in the two holycities of Makkah and Madinah over the next decade, with some US$20 billion ofprojects already underway in Makkah alone, according to Banque Saudi Fransi.

image hosted on flickr

About Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Makkah (FHRI)

Makkah Royal Clock Tower, A Fairmont Hotel

Located adjacent to the Masjid al Haram, Makkah Clock Royal Tower ,A Fairmont Hotel offers the finest hospitality in the holy city of Makkah. One of the world's tallest, this 76-storey hotel is the focal point of the Abraj Al Bait Complex, part of the King Abdul Aziz Endowment Project. Among its outstanding features is a 40-metre Royal Clock, visible from 17 kilometres away, which announces daily prayer times. Meanwhile, the Lunar Observation Centerand an Islamic Museum aim to preserve the Muslim heritage for future generations.In addition to the opulent and elegant comfort of the rooms and suites offered at this five-star hotel, 76 state-of-the-art elevators allow easy access to the holy Masjid al Haram for prayers. And, at any time, ten exceptional dining venues are available to accommodate intimate or expansive gatherings. Makkah Royal Clock Tower offers authentic hospitality throughout its 858 rooms distributed across 29 floors. Guests areable to select the view of the Kaaba - House of God - said to be built by Abraham and Ismail (Peace Be Upon Them), the Haram or the Holy City.

Raffles Makkah Palace

At Raffles Makkah Palaceguests enjoy an outstanding location within the iconic Abraj Al Bait complex, directly adjacent to Al Masjid Al Haram - or Grand Mosque - and the Kaaba; offering easy access to King Abdulaziz Gate, the main entrance to the Grand Mosque. Raffles Makkah Palace also offers exceptional dining experiences, a spa and wellness centre for both male and female guests, a superbly equipped business centre with secretarialservices and state-of-the-art private meeting rooms fitted with full video conferencing facilities. Just steps away from the Grand Mosque, Raffles Makkah Palace is a refined and elegant residential sanctuary featuring 214 suites with breathtaking views of the Grand Mosque and Kaaba, making a stay in the holy city of Makkah one of spiritual serenity. Spacious suites in this exceptional hotel offer separate livingand dining spaces while bathrooms are thoughtfully designed. Personal butlers deliver Raffles' signature service, complementing the residential experience.

Swissôtel Makkah

Swissôtel's first hotel to open in Saudi Arabia offers 1488 luxurious rooms and suites, with a modern design that complements the values of contemporary Arabian culture. Part of the prestigious Abraj Al Bait complex, the deluxe Swissôtel Makkah,which opens in summer 2012, is a contemporary five-star hotel located in close proximity to the holy Masjid Al Haraam, overlooking the Ka'aba and the Grand Mosque. With a comprehensive array of facilities, Swissôtel Makkah is part of anew urban complex development. Boasting an all-under-one-roof concept, thehotel features 1,488 contemporary guest rooms and luxury suites, three restaurants, a tea lounge, three meeting rooms and business centre.

http://www.zawya.com/story/ZAWYA2012...owcase-at-ATM/

Last edited by Roukaya19; April 10th, 2012 at 06:13 PM.
Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 10th, 2012, 06:45 PM   #10858
jamiefearon
Registered User
 
jamiefearon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: London
Posts: 807
Likes (Received): 128

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arab_Hafez View Post
I dont think ANY of them ever been to Mecca to say for themselves, as non-Muslims arnt allowed in, but All Credible Muslim Scholars and archeologists agreed that it is...

but that isnt our topic now is it
Really! Non-Muslims aren't allowed into Mecca? That's disgusting racist.
jamiefearon no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #10859
DominoCity
Citybuilder
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 141
Likes (Received): 7

I'm glad that I'm not allowed to go there since I don't have to see that ugly "tower" there
Joke apart, it is true, that non-muslims are not allowed to enter the wholy city, but sometimes there are even non-muslims there (i.e. journalists etc.)
DominoCity no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old April 13th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #10860
Roukaya19
Makkah Reporter
 
Roukaya19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Montréal
Posts: 17,537
Likes (Received): 26558

Back side
Roukaya19 no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Tags
abraj al bait, saudi arabia

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Related topics on SkyscraperCity


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:12 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2018 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

tech management by Sysprosium