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Old May 6th, 2012, 02:57 AM   #10941
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long time no see...good you still alive : ) ...but your fb page look dead....you to much busy
Yeah I've been busy for a while
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Old May 6th, 2012, 03:41 AM   #10942
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o rainy season ...
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Old May 6th, 2012, 11:00 AM   #10943
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Old May 6th, 2012, 05:47 PM   #10944
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It's still not finished?
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Old May 6th, 2012, 07:58 PM   #10945
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What is the estimation of the last crane coming down on the clock tower?
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Old May 9th, 2012, 10:19 AM   #10946
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Love it!!

I would love to visit Mekka.. not only to see this amazing building but to experience the feeling of being in such a historically important place! I'm not Muslim but I'm a student of history and I would love to visit this region of the world! I've been to Lebanon and Egypt but never to KSA! Congratulations on this awesome building!..
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Old May 10th, 2012, 09:24 PM   #10947
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Old May 10th, 2012, 11:28 PM   #10948
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Swissôtel Makkah
Set To Commence Operations In The Islamic Capital


10 May 2012

Makkah -- Spectacular experience awaits guests at Swissôtel Makkah, with 1487 beautifully appointed rooms and suites constituting to be the largest hotel of Saudi Arabia and the biggest entity of Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts. The soon to be unveiled prestigious hotel will mark the international hotel group’s first venture in the Middle East and is due to welcoming guests from the 1st day of Ramadan in July 2012.

With a modern design, complementing the values of the authentic Arabian culture, the new hotel will offer 1,487 well - appointed deluxe rooms and suites with breathtaking views of the Grand Mosque and the Holy Kaaba, making it an unforgettable and overwhelming experience in the Islamic Capital of the world. “With the most convenient location in the Holy City of Makkah, we anticipate Swissôtel Makkah to be the preferred destination not only for pilgrims and Umra performers but also for business travelers, who will be visiting the Holy City of Makkah”, says Meinhard Huck, President Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts.

Strategically located at a distance of few steps from the Grand Mosque, Swissôtel Makkah offers the exquisite portfolio of compellingly elegant rooms and suites which includes comfortable 36 sqm rooms, pre-set 352 triple-bed rooms and also 22 disabled-friendly rooms along with free Internet access for all the guests of the hotel. In his turn, Mr. Mohammed Arkobi, The Vice President & Managing Director of Fairmont Raffles Hotels International Makkah, said: “We are continuously looking to have the best convenient facility combined with the best services from the very heart of Makkah, and we believe that Swissôtel Makkah will set a new trend of hospitality to our group portfolio. With 1,487 rooms and suites in central Makkah, we look forward to a busy opening.”

A gastronomic delight awaits guests and visitors at the Swissôtel Makkah. The soon to be opened hotel will feature a wide variety of worldwide culinary pleasures to suit every palate. Al Rowad restaurant, a casual all day dinning will feature delicacies from North Africa, Indonesia, Middle East and India while, Café Swiss will present a combination of traditional and international specialties. Besides these, Ajwa restaurant will offer guests an international multi cuisine dining experience. For business guests, a multi-functional business center will feature state of the art facilities, well equipped with the latest communication tools that will enable guests to seamlessly conduct their business engagements. Further, the business center will also include a waiting area as well as dedicated stations for fast internet access along with two spacious meeting rooms (40sqm each) available for guests who wish to organize meetings with a higher degree of privacy. These services and facilities collectively will pave the way for successful hosting of events and corporate activities including meetings and conferences that will be a hallmark of Swissôtel Makkah.

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Old May 11th, 2012, 05:13 AM   #10949
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Congratulations to Mecca.
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Old May 12th, 2012, 03:52 AM   #10950
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This tower doesn't make any sense, it's a hotel placed in a non-popular area and seems to focus more on business/money than the religious part of it
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Old May 12th, 2012, 04:36 AM   #10951
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This tower doesn't make any sense, it's a hotel placed in a non-popular area and seems to focus more on business/money than the religious part of it
On the contrary, Mecca has millions of tourists/pilgrims, and a supertall isn't more needed anywhere else in the world... And what's wrong with making a profit from tourism?
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Old May 12th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #10952
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How is Swissôtel even allowed to enter the Mecca market, if non-muslims aren't in general?

Again, this place is so pathetic... Seriously.
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Old May 13th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #10953
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On the contrary, Mecca has millions of tourists/pilgrims, and a supertall isn't more needed anywhere else in the world... And what's wrong with making a profit from tourism?
Idk this is just not the right place for a supertall...it's random in the desert and out of place..i guess if its a tourist attraction, its good for a hotel but not of this size. I don't really know anything about the place so I can't really say
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Old May 13th, 2012, 12:02 PM   #10954
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Idk this is just not the right place for a supertall...it's random in the desert and out of place..i guess if its a tourist attraction, its good for a hotel but not of this size. I don't really know anything about the place so I can't really say
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Old May 13th, 2012, 12:27 PM   #10955
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Idk this is just not the right place for a supertall...it's random in the desert and out of place..i guess if its a tourist attraction, its good for a hotel but not of this size. I don't really know anything about the place so I can't really say
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Old May 13th, 2012, 12:55 PM   #10956
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At least they didnt go overboard with the interior design. It looks nice, modern without too much gold and bling like the Burg Dubai which looks to much. But I think that is what you get in a standard room...
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #10959
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Old May 13th, 2012, 08:42 PM   #10960
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