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Old September 13th, 2010, 11:13 PM   #1281
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just convert to islam before you travel to SA. then, back home "convert back" lol.

"Converting back" is punishable by death. So you better not come again.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #1282
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"Converting back" is punishable by death. So you better not come again.
lol i know. if i'm really going to do that, it would be just for one time. this means i could visit SA only once in my life. sorry for going OT.

i'm looking forward to seing this tower getting build already this decade. it would be great to watch a 1km tall tower rise.
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Old September 14th, 2010, 05:44 PM   #1283
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Jeddah's skyline will be transformed by the new tower. Photo: Getty.

World's tallest tower contract award due this September http://www.constructionweekonline.co...-due-this-sep/


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Saudi tower set for September contract award

Saudi Arabia: Monday, September 13 - 2010 at 10:34

Kingdom Holding plans to award the contract for its 1km Kingdom Tower on the outskirts of Jeddah by the end of September, Meed has reported. Dubai-based Emaar Properties is managing the development of the project, as well as the surrounding 23 sq km Jeddah Kingdom City for Kingdom Holding. The tower is planned to be almost 200 metres taller than Emaar's Burj Khalifa in Dubai.

http://www.ameinfo.com/241972.html
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Old September 15th, 2010, 06:29 AM   #1284
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well that good news
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Old September 15th, 2010, 06:41 AM   #1285
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well that good news
Well, they've made this announcement before and always backed off at the last minute. Let's hope this one happens for real.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:31 PM   #1286
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Well, they've made this announcement before and always backed off at the last minute. Let's hope this one happens for real.
yeah but better this than hearing nothing of this project anymore
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Old September 17th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #1287
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It's no matter of religion. As far as I know it's almost impossible to get tourist visa for common people outside Saudi Arabia. The only visa you can get is bussiness (if someone hired you to work in SA first or you have been invited for some bussiness event or something similar), religious visa (for the muslim pilgrims), cargo visa, and visa for people visiting family in SA.

So saying that everybody can go to Saudi is going a bit to far I think

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its hard to get a visa though for touristic purposes only
Not really: https://visa.mofa.gov.sa/eDefault.asp
I can't say it's easy though
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Old September 18th, 2010, 04:56 AM   #1288
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I don't understand the Arabic-only visa forms though
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Old September 18th, 2010, 07:44 PM   #1289
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Sorry I just realized it's in Arabic
The site looks missed up, I'll try finding an English version though..
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Old September 19th, 2010, 12:23 PM   #1290
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Thats why I said "almost". I heard about people trying to get tourist visa for years and never get one. Officially they have forms but common people actually never gets visa.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 12:53 PM   #1291
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Is this building already u/c?
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Old September 25th, 2010, 01:31 PM   #1292
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Is this building already u/c?
No.At the best, construction will start in 2011.
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Old September 25th, 2010, 02:39 PM   #1293
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No.At the best, construction will start in 2011.
if it starts at all
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Old September 25th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #1294
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this was on the news 5 days ago:

"بعض شركات المقاولات تعدّل أسعارها لإنشاء " برج المملكة " بـ جدّة. وهذا المشروع والذي سوف يكون أول برج بالعالم متجاوز برج خليفة في دبي سوف يسحب سيولة مالية كبيرة من الوليد والتي فقدها بالفعل بسبب تدني قيمة ارباح استثماراته العالمية. فـ للوليد عدة خيارات منها تأجيل المشروع أو إدخال شركاء استراتيجيين أو قروض جديدة من بنوك محلية وعالمية وهذا سوف يزيد العبئ المالي عليه. توقعي الشخصي ان برج المملكة وتكلفته الباهضه احد اسباب بيعه لبعض استثماراته في العالم."

it says that in the last financial crises prince al Waleed lost alot of money he is selling a few of his hotels, and that building the Kingdom tower will bring back the money he lost...

This will be built
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Old September 25th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #1295
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Well I hope so. If the economy is good for the next few years and construction starts, its going to be one hell of a thing watching this go up at the same time as the Mubarak al Kabir
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Old September 26th, 2010, 01:18 PM   #1296
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Well I hope so. If the economy is good for the next few years and construction starts, its going to be one hell of a thing watching this go up at the same time as the Mubarak al Kabir
Yeah, but first we should see what the hell we're going to watch on that site...
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Old September 26th, 2010, 05:00 PM   #1297
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Well I hope so. If the economy is good for the next few years and construction starts, its going to be one hell of a thing watching this go up at the same time as the Mubarak al Kabir
thats wishful thinking though. hope that at least one of them will go up eventually, but i dont think so
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Old September 27th, 2010, 11:03 AM   #1298
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Well we should here something today or in the next few days' I've got some Google alerts set. so when something is released, I'll post ASAP!
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Old September 27th, 2010, 02:17 PM   #1299
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Well we should here something today or in the next few days' I've got some Google alerts set. so when something is released, I'll post ASAP!
wow i never thought this would be seriously talked about for the next years, but i guess we will see
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Old September 27th, 2010, 07:06 PM   #1300
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Wow this tower will be outstanding. I’ve got my figures crossed.
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