Abraj Al Bait Towers

by Ibn Hanif


Jan 20, 2012

The Abraj Al Bait Towers, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. The complex holds several world records, including the tallest hotel in the world, the tallest clock tower in the world, the world’s largest clock face,and the world’s largest building floor area. The complex’s hotel tower became the second tallest building in the world in 2011, surpassed only by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. The building complex is meters away from the world’s largest mosque and Islam’s most sacred site, the Masjid al Haram. [From Wikipedia]

A beautiful set of photographs of this magnificient building, sent by a dear friend from Pakistan, Ibn Hanif. Catch his beautiful blog here.

Abraj Al Bait

Abraj Al Bait

Abraj Al Bait Towers 1

World’s tallest Clock Tower

Abraj Al Bait

World’s biggest clock face

Abraj Al Bait Towers 2

Abraj Al Bait at Night

Abraj Al Bait

Beautifully captured at night

Abraj Al Bait

Abraj Al Bait

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About the Author

Ibn Hanif

Lives in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. He is a devout Muslim, a very good human being, an avid traveler and author of a blog called The Voice of Nature.

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  1. Ibn Hanif

    I feel honored to find some space on this wonderful website. I am more attracted towards nature photography. I hope in future I will capture some nature photos as well and would love to share them here.

    Thank you so much.

    • Puru

      The honour is ours 🙂

  2. Tezuka

    Excellent picture, the one with the moon in the night ! What camera and what exposure did you use, if it’s not a professional secret ? Photographing the moon is one of my hobbies…
    With regard to the buildings… I can only imagine how much extraordinary manpower, architectural knowledge, and how much extraordinary effort was put forth, to build something so great…

  3. Ibn Hanif

    Tezuka, I am glad that you loved the photos. I just use a “point and shoot” digital camera. The photograph was captured with Canon IXUS 115 HS. It was taken on 05/01/2012 at 8: 30 PM while the sun had already set at 5:53 PM. I don’t know much about the camera exposure settings but I myself wonder how the sky still appeared blue while almost 2 hours and 37 minutes had already past after the sunset in the holy Makkah.

    For the residents of Makkah the building seems to serve as a minaret of Masjid Al Haram but in fact it’s just set of towers beside the mosque.

    Thank you so much for viewing and the views.


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