When in Saudi Arabia don’t miss the largest clock in Mecca

When in Saudi Arabia don’t miss the largest clock in Mecca

Mecca : Saudi Arabia | Aug 11, 2010 at 8:36 AM PDT
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It is the pride of Mecca – the largest clock in the world that might, in future, compete with the clock in Greenwich, the current timekeeper of the world. ‘Mecca Time’ might replace GMT – who knows!! The clock would be installed at a height of 600 meters on top of the tallest skyscraper in Mecca. Built with master craftsmen, the clock is six times larger in diameter than the Big Ben and the clock faces have the Arabic words ‘in the name of Allah’ inscribed – it would be lit with over 2 million LED lights. There would be special lights which can be seen as far as 30 Km away to remind the Muslims of the timings for the prayers. On special occasions, tee would be 16 bands of light that would go 10 Km up into the skies.

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Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in 2009
Muslim pilgrims pray around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in the Saudi holy city of Mecca in 2009
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