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Old 01-05-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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Worlds second largest building Mecca Saudi Arabia. Its the worlds biggest clock tower and the worlds biggest hotel. It looks beautiful but as an non muslim I could never go to Mecca.

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:32 PM
 
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I hear even if you are muslim and don't speak Arabic the staff would ignore you as very few people seem to understand English. Also alot of the service can be terrible, but people stay there due to the location.
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Old 01-09-2012, 04:04 AM
 
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I hear even if you are muslim and don't speak Arabic the staff would ignore you as very few people seem to understand English. Also alot of the service can be terrible, but people stay there due to the location.
Guess if you wanna go you gotta start al-speaking.
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Old 01-09-2012, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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What a hideous building
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:07 PM
 
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If they would only keep all their meccas/mosques in one place...
That would be awesome -we would admire them all from a distance.
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Old 01-09-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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Well unless you're Muslim you're never going to see it anyway.
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:59 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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I read about this in a novel where two CIA agents infiltrate Mecca to rescue an American ambassador held by Islamic terrorists. Its interesting they would allow this modern building to be built right next to the historic pilgrimage mosque.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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I read about this in a novel where two CIA agents infiltrate Mecca to rescue an American ambassador held by Islamic terrorists. Its interesting they would allow this modern building to be built right next to the historic pilgrimage mosque.
well the Saudis have destroyed ancient sites such as the prophet Muhammed home in the process as well as an Ottoman fort. The reason being is the Saudi authorities interpretation of their version of Islam and they believe the ancient sites would encourage people to practice idolatry if they were still around.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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Hotel availability

Yes i agree the location is awesome ..
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Old 03-27-2012, 07:11 AM
 
Location: St.Petesburg
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it looks beautiful.
But there's something i don't understand,non muslims can't go there?Really?
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