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Old December 6th, 2011, 12:41 AM   #2821
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So another words: if you are muslim you can visit country and Mecca if you're not you can't actually visit Saudi Arabia at all.


Just curious....How does one prove he is Muslim?
Didn't Mike Tyson claim to be Muslim?


EDIT: Nevermind....i found it.....pretty much like every other religion.
http://www.islamreligion.com/article...FWc65QodXUO6LQ
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Old December 6th, 2011, 03:40 AM   #2822
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So, the final height is 1007m, right? I thought it would be around 1500/1600m, I'm a bit disappointed...lol I'm kidding, 1007m is truly amazing & I just can't wait to see it rising, it's going be a very long construction phase but very fascinating as well. I'm curious to see its foundations, likely to be gigantic .
Hi Jex.

I agree, the stages of the construction phase are very interesting with the foundation stage being the first and, to me, just as interesting as the others to follow.

I am interested to see if the foundation design will use barretts instead of piles. The Nakheel Tower was to stand on barretts. They had completed some of them before the project got axed.

I also enjoy the planning phase of projects but we don't get much info on that, unfortunately.

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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:09 AM   #2823
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I am to excited, I cant wait for this to start rising
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Old December 6th, 2011, 01:30 PM   #2824
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it may be 1000m tall, but won't it be like the only skyscraper in Jeddah?

that'll look silly

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Old December 6th, 2011, 01:34 PM   #2825
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Entering Mecca is restricted for non-muslims, which means you may be citizen of saudi arabia and still won't be allowed to the city unless you are muslim.

Other thing is that Saudi Arabia as a country actually doesn't give tourist visas for foreigners. Only exception is visas for muslim pilgrims. So another words: if you are muslim you can visit country and Mecca if you're not you can't actually visit Saudi Arabia at all.

Ew.. what a joke of a country. Intolerance is stupid.
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Old December 6th, 2011, 02:30 PM   #2826
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Hi all, I'm new here!

Awesome tower! Great design, great height - it will be the best skyscraper in the world.

I am very glad that I live in a time when people construct such great projects. And I hope that the next 6 years, will be an interesting time, because the Kingdom Tower will rise.

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Old December 6th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #2827
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I really like the old rendering.... the new one just looks.. Blahh "/
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Old December 6th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #2828
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Just curious....How does one prove he is Muslim?
Didn't Mike Tyson claim to be Muslim?


EDIT: Nevermind....i found it.....pretty much like every other religion.
http://www.islamreligion.com/article...FWc65QodXUO6LQ
Is it worth to become a muslim only to visit Mecca ?
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Old December 6th, 2011, 10:55 PM   #2829
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LOL, just buy a Koran and carry it at all times when outside and you should be fine
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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #2830
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Is it worth to become a muslim only to visit Mecca ?
The point i was trying to make, in humur , was how in the hell do they know i am or am not muslim?.....They obviously can't. I practice a few lines, grow a beard, and show up wearing a robe with my wife wraped up in a sheet.....and our vacation continues.

Now obviously knowing that if I dont practice THEIR religion has a bearing at all on them NOT allowing me into the country, then i wouldn't want to visit the shit hole, garbage dump looking mecca anyways....just to see a tower. It just proves that religion is the root of all evil
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Old December 6th, 2011, 11:54 PM   #2831
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It will be the first supettall skyscraper which will be higher then 1000 m. Did I see true or is anywhere thread with higher skyscraper?
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Old December 7th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #2832
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The point i was trying to make, in humur , was how in the hell do they know i am or am not muslim?.....They obviously can't. I practice a few lines, grow a beard, and show up wearing a robe with my wife wraped up in a sheet.....and our vacation continues.

Now obviously knowing that if I dont practice THEIR religion has a bearing at all on them NOT allowing me into the country, then i wouldn't want to visit the shit hole, garbage dump looking mecca anyways....just to see a tower. It just proves that religion is the root of all evil
Nicely said, I 1000% agree with you
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Old December 7th, 2011, 04:45 AM   #2833
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Hi all, I'm new here!

Awesome tower! Great design, great height - it will be the best skyscraper in the world.

I am very glad that I live in a time when people construct such great projects. And I hope that the next 6 years, will be an interesting time, because the Kingdom Tower will rise.

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Old December 7th, 2011, 05:42 AM   #2834
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Damn, will you be able to see the pyramids in Giza? That would be disastrous for our tourism industry
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Old December 7th, 2011, 09:28 PM   #2835
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Damn, will you be able to see the pyramids in Giza? That would be disastrous for our tourism industry
do you know I'm able to see you now from my house ?
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Old December 8th, 2011, 10:58 PM   #2836
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That's it I'm calling the SCAF and telling them to build 100s of 1k+ towers around the pyramids. Show me that smug now

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do you know I'm able to see you now from my house ?


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Old December 9th, 2011, 11:32 AM   #2837
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I really hope china could have the tallest building in the world one day,beat the Arab countries.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 12:04 PM   #2838
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The point i was trying to make, in humur , was how in the hell do they know i am or am not muslim?.....They obviously can't. I practice a few lines, grow a beard, and show up wearing a robe with my wife wraped up in a sheet.....and our vacation continues.

Now obviously knowing that if I dont practice THEIR religion has a bearing at all on them NOT allowing me into the country, then i wouldn't want to visit the shit hole, garbage dump looking mecca anyways....just to see a tower. It just proves that religion is the root of all evil
Well, first of all, there is the passport, they check whether it is listed down as Muslim or not. Before 2003, Iraqi passport had the religion field, now, we don't. On my passport it doesn't say that I am a Muslim. But, in Saudi Arabia they check the passport, then the name. Your name should be a convert's name. If not, then you should be able to answer few simply questions by the check points to know how Muslim you are. If you manage to bypass all those things without being suspicious, in the hotel, you might be spotted or you might make a small mistake, like making ur wife wear a bikini and go to the pool or you might ask the reception for a drink or two .... but if you are trained well... I think no one can spot you. Unless, you draw too much attention. The HAI3A (Our Saudi bros know about them) might arrest you. Other than that, you are fine.

I wish I can visit Mecca soon, I am planning to do it on March. Last time, I visited was when I was like 16 or less. It is very spiritual journey. Heard many things changed there now with all the construction boom that is going on.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 04:52 PM   #2839
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I really hope china could have the tallest building in the world one day,beat the Arab countries.

I'd def. rather have China have the WTB, at least they don't ban people for having different beliefs.
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Old December 9th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #2840
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I guess i should act the same way towards all the Muslims that live in my country right? But instead my Muslim neighbor and i take turns sitting by each others pool at night smoking cigars and drinking fine liqour . We've talked about the issue many times and i even let him read my earlier post and his exact words are "thats why i left the country years ago to come to america so i could give my wife and children the life they deserve and still practice my religion in peace". He hates ignorance just as much as i do which is why we get along so well i suppose. unfortunately he runs into ignorance daily in america as well. He tells me that whenever i want to go visit the towers, he will take me and i won't have to worry about a thing.
HIS wife looks pretty hot in a bikini BTW
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