Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower is an insult to Islam and to taste

26 Aug

Let me introduce you to the Abraj Al-Bait Towers, also known as the The Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower.

Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower

The Abraj Al-Bait Towers are like a giant middle finger to taste and elegance

This is probably the most hideous monstrosity and insult to elegance and taste in human architectural history. They scaled up London’s Big Ben to 2000 feet and made it into a seven star super posh hotel. It hangs over the Masjid al-Haram, the holiest site in islam. (and you thought the “ground zero mosque” was bad)

mordor and Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower

The Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower looks like a super villain lair

The historic Ajyad Fortress was built 1781 and had to be demolished in order to build the The Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower. I wish I was making that up. They demolished a historic cultural landmark to build this grotesque hotel.

long cat buildings height

Long cat is long. At least he is not standing over holy sites though, and is attractive.

Obscenely wealthy Saudis sit in their 5000 dollar a night super luxury air-conditioned rooms sipping on chocolate ice cream sodas as they look down on pilgrims staggering around the Kaaba in one hundred plus degree heat.

The pilgrims are dressed in simple white robes to signify poverty and equality but are watched from far above by people who call up room serves to nibbling on the world’s finest caviar and the best food from all over the world.

The pilgrims often pass out or vomit or die from the intense heat, but hey, the hajj was never meant to be easy. Rich pilgrims will get to live in the lap of utter luxury and take breaks in their bubbly jacuzzis in between fulfilling their Islamic duties which are incidentally supposed to remind them of humility before Allah and equality between all men.

This Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower is the complete and total opposite of the beautiful work of Santiago Calatrava for example:

Santiago Calatrava, Valencia

Santiago Calatrava makes beautiful buildings

And here is a great example of a modern Islamic building that was built with taste and elegance in mind, the Putra Mosque in Malaysia:

Putra Mosque

The Putra Mosque in Malaysia is beautiful and built in 1999

You would think the Saudis would treat the holiest place in all of Islam with a tad bit more respect and not build a gigantic monument to mens insecurity about penis size (almost literally, since it is the world’s largest erected clock). This is the christian equivalent of building the Westin Times Square (one of the ugliest hotels ever built in my opinion) right smack next to St. peters Square in Vatican City

st peters square with westin times square

How St. Peters Square in Vatican City would look with a garish Hotel like the Westin Times Square built to overpower it

P.S – Saudi Arabian religious police organization have an AWESOME name: “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vices”

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166 Responses to “Mecca Royal Clock Hotel Tower is an insult to Islam and to taste”

  1. Evelyn August 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm #

    Thank you for this insight. I was reading the other post about True Blood and stumble into this article. Its inspiring. Awesome. Kudos to the writer.. :)

    • vixxen March 27, 2012 at 1:37 am #

      I actually think it’s pretty beautiful.

      • ahmed sheikh December 22, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

        I agree. Its interior detail is crispy tight bro. The best is the cologne vending machine.

  2. G Khan September 4, 2010 at 3:51 pm #

    good article. well put

  3. R.M.S. Azam September 21, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    “Hideous monstrosity” and “a super villain’s lair” are the best words to describe it. Looks like Moscow’s Spasskaya Tower on steroids or something from the skyline of Batman’s Gotham City.

  4. Azhar Siddiqui September 22, 2010 at 10:26 am #

    may ALLAH ALMIGHTY bring me back that holy place(world Peace full place)
    INSHALLAH

  5. manhuel December 29, 2010 at 7:32 am #

    the calatrava picture is from “ciudad de las ciencias” at Valencia, spain

  6. Bilal Khan January 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm #

    May Allah have mercy upon our’s Ummah so that we never get copied West Although we r Masha Allah so rich in Architecture then y r we Copying West ??

    • Atal khan August 29, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

      Asalam o Alikum (Peace be upon you)
      No dear brother, science was originated for Arab land and from Muslim’s world to the west and other countries…So keep in mind we are no copying them- its what we created, our creation! You know in today’s world the west is teaching the theories and formulas of science which were brought (invented, created) by Muslim scholars, but unfortunately now a days Muslim Ummah lost their unity and that’s why we don’t even appreciate each other…
      -Thanks

      • Keeddis July 4, 2012 at 10:01 am #

        Sorry Brother….science came before Islam. Islam however, took on previous knowledge and expanded on it, in the name of Allah. Yes Islam made new discoveries and brought new theories into the scientific world, but there is no need to claim something as our own, that was universally given to mankind, to one specific religion. There were many great worldy non Islamic scholars before Islam, however most of them just never attributed their success to being a gift from Allah (swt).

      • Christian December 30, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

        Islam invented victorian style clock-towers?

        You guys are very fast to take credit for everything meanwhile you’re covering up all arabic civilzations before Islam, I think they got a word for that.

      • vlad August 6, 2013 at 12:03 am #

        bullshit,prove it,you had to wait for the west to show you how to drill oil creating your wealth today,probably our biggest mistake,where was your science then?what have you created lately?a copy of westminister clock it looks like,it looks like the brits are staring down on mecca,if you are so smart,why copy the west,or hire western architects for almost every huge job in Dubai?why do you drive german cars?we learned nothing from your ummahs,i’m sorry to say.

  7. gezim January 20, 2011 at 9:27 am #

    While US was building high tower’s no one did compare them with cats and attractive things, now that some countries got them and pass them with infrastructure !!! why are you soo jealous can u explain this !!!

    • architect with taste January 6, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

      its not about the US. lol why do you arabs always make comparisons with the US?
      its a hidious structure and completly over powers the holy site. i mean would you pilgrims concentrating on religious duties or the time and that ugly thing? totally out of context.

    • garagehero1 January 10, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

      test

    • garagehero1 January 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

      Maybe because American skysrapers, especially those built in the 1920s and 1930s, are the most beautiful in history. And besides, Americans are STILL building the tallest structures in the world….American architects design most of the great and tall structures in Asia and the Middle East and everywhere else. But I dont think you understand what the writer was saying. He thinks it an outrage that a historic building was torn down to build the ugly clock tower, and that ugly, tasteles, or even nice out-sized structures should not be built to holy or historic sites.

    • ahmed sheikh December 22, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

      USA is need of cash bro and cannot afford sleek hotels anymore boss. Haha we have the best now

    • vlad August 6, 2013 at 12:13 am #

      we used to have a couple of tall buildings .sound familiar asshole,those are European and western architects designing those building not ummahs,yeah we are so jealous,we long to wear pajamas,while we walk around a polished meteorite, vomitting and collapsing from the 120 degree heat .but the clock tower makes it all worth while.i am green with envy.

    • Ashiana August 9, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

      Yes you don’t need to compare it with a cat

  8. Light January 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

    The effect is sadness. What poverty of spirit and simple mind it takes to destroy the physical memory of those that came before and further replace it with such an abomination. Like an enormous billboard, such a move betrays its author’s desires of grandeur, instead bringing attention to his unorganized sentiments of inferiority, lack of talent, or myriad other complexes. Which they are, is unnecessary to tell. Fools are those that would believe explanations of east-west tensions for other than distractions from the simple evidence of this deed’s arrogance. Only a man of poor-mind could have done such a thing. Shame on him for depriving the people of Mecca and greater Arabia.

    • Christian Hunter June 16, 2014 at 6:12 am #

      Light,

      Even though your post is years old I feel compelled to congratulate you on the wisdom and clarity of your position on this contentious issue.

      The world needs less sensationalist xenophobes like so many others on this board, and more calm and rational thinkers like you.

      All the best,

      Christian Hunter
      Austin, TX

      http://www.christianhunter.com

  9. Kesh February 4, 2011 at 3:03 pm #

    Total disgrace and only goes to further show the savagness and complete vulgurness of the Saudi royals and their pumped up self depricating egos. This large penis in the middle of what Muslims consider their holiest place is an insult to Muslims first and foremost. What was once the simple tribal town of Mecca where the prophet of Muslims lived among the Qurieshi tribe has now been turned into a galore of fancy hotels and ugly malls feeding these royal asses tons of fat and money so that they can go spend it on prostitutes and alcohol. I pity the fools.

    • shariefm February 6, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      Absolutely agreed.

      I’m having a hard time writing this, since most of what is to be said politely has been said.

      HAVE THE SAUDI MONARCHY GONE MAD!!?

      • Imran Hafiz March 18, 2013 at 8:44 am #

        i think this show us the age of Dajjal coming. I think the monarch has been in contact with him (dajjal), that is why they don’t know how to respect their own god, I hope this monarch will not turn Islam into the same as Vatican. It will be Qiyamah.

  10. shariefm February 6, 2011 at 10:38 am #

    I remember what was there before this enormous phallic building took its place.

    The Ottoman fortress that was there on a hill; it was always a beautiful sight. Every time I had a chance to see it, I would wonder about the people who built it , used it, and generally what their life was like.

    And even though I’d always ask my father if we could visit the historical place (despite knowing that I wouldn’t ever visit), I’d made a promise to myself that maybe one day when I grow up, I’ll get to visit. It felt wonderful to imagine the romanticism of the Ottoman era (I could be mistaken, of course).

    When I’d seen that the fortress was demolished, I was so full of rage at the general impunity with which some people treated heritage sites. But reading about the ‘Royal Clock Tower of Makkah’ was a real heart breaker to me.

    Why do something that’s a carbon copy of the very cultures against which you rant at and defend your people against?

    Why couldn’t you at least built something that remotely represented something Islamic, and in that manner, have the architectural beauty of the Islamic empire?

    Why…?

    Couldn’t you have AT LEAST looked at the Al Hambra palace in Granada and thought, “Hey, maybe we could build something inspired by that work of art?”

    Fuck you guys, really!!

    and I normally never swear at people, but this was something.

    • AHMED_peace_Islam October 10, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

      Brother what ever earnings made from the building is given to the mosque’s expenses,and some historic places were taken in wrong senses by Muslims so if it was replaced by that building it couldnt be without acceptance of AllAh ALL MIGHTY,because something in his neighbourhood,it cant be wrong,the kings recieve visions too.

      • Imran Hafiz March 18, 2013 at 8:47 am #

        ONLY PROPHET RECEIVE ANY KIND OF VISION OR WAHYU’S FROM ALLAH. NOT NORMAL HUMAN BEING. THIS ARAB MONARCH HAVE DOING ZINA AND DRINKING ALCOHOL SO MUCH THAT THEY FORGOT ABOUT ALLAH.

      • Ali July 27, 2014 at 7:43 pm #

        Sorry, brother. Doing the hajj in this hideous luxury hotel is more sinful than visiting historical places. The architecture reminds me of Stalins Moscow:

        http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2013/01/totalitarian-architecture-of-soviet.html

  11. Topa February 14, 2011 at 3:58 am #

    It seems that arabs get inspired by the usa spirit and its taste. So sad, tasteless and extremely ugly!!!

    • vlad August 6, 2013 at 12:19 am #

      he says,as he stands there in what resembles a woman’s dress with a big untidy beard,

    • Ezra June 16, 2014 at 6:39 am #

      Topa,

      Congratulations to you for making such a valuable contribution towards keeping this message board in balance.

      Like many here before me I was impressed by the overall high-quality and thoughtfulness of the posts in this discussion; it’s unusual that a contentious issue like this be met with such calm and well-reasoned response. I for one found myself a bit put off by such high-level discourse.

      So imagine my relief when I happened upon your overly-reductionist brain-defecate. I mean, if everyone was as intelligent as so many of the posters before you then who would wash my dogs and clean my toilets?

      It’s good to know there are still guys like you out there.

  12. rakim m domato February 24, 2011 at 10:41 pm #

    May Allah almighty bless the meccah royal clock tower ashaduallah illah haillallah bismillah

    • architect with taste January 6, 2012 at 6:32 pm #

      bless the clock?

  13. TELENY April 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    This disgusting erection is symbolic of the HOUSE OF AL SAUD itself: illegitimate, out-of-place, oppressive, crude, ignorant, bankrupt (morally and intellectually), decadent, venal, malign and malignant, a cancer – the most debilitating SICKNESS in the midst of Believers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The existence of this bedouin regime of thieves and vipers is like a rotting carcass thrown onto the roof of the Ka’aba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    The Saudi occupation of the Holy Sanctuaries is, if anything, more unacceptable than the Zionist takeover of Al Quds (certainly no less so) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    • Syed December 29, 2012 at 8:22 pm #

      well said and I don’t think there is anything else to say except the pity on those who still admire it for one reason or the other one.

  14. The Moor May 13, 2011 at 1:49 pm #

    All you white CUNTS are just jealous – LOL!!

    • Helen November 11, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

      Such a deep argument..

  15. anos July 11, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    the Comparison between the mecca tower and mordor tower in the lord of ring movie, in the second picture is bad, & i don’t know if the writer of the article, trying to give some hints about the Islam religion, or he do that as a joke ):-s.
    and thnx ………

  16. Rehan July 16, 2011 at 3:45 am #

    This article shows the insight dirty face of non-muslims and those who get inspiration from them. You white asses dont know who to get ur shit clean off ur holes, and you start writing any thing u want without knowing anything. If the same tower would have been constructed any where else in world (EU or USA) you all would have ranked it among the most amazing and beautiful buildings of the ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY. what you say about this double standard that you use to hide ur ugly faces?
    There is only one reason, no white ass has access to this place and was not built by any of fucking US/EU company. Thats why you ppl are barling like this.

    • architect with taste January 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      lol thats a bit rude. The structures ugly. does nothing for the holy site but overshadow it.
      you clearly have no idea what architecture is….or a taste

      • AHMED_peace_Islam September 23, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

        Its just a clock tower and i wont say anything to you guys because,you guys (non-muslim) will stay like this till the day of judgement,we Muslims dont need to show any reflection of islamic culture on that remarkable clock tower from which you all are jealous,the real thing or sign/reflection for us is the Holy Kaaba itself ,look down from that clock tower to see the world best unity ever till the day of judgment.the best religion.the best way of life.show me any one example on your side which can even stand a chance with us cowards…ur jealous of the arabs because they have there own gifts from God, any what do u guys do go steal oil from afghanistan,iraq etc.Look at isreal,libya today even in afghanistan you guys backed up ur asses,thousand of ur soldiers died u cant mess with the Muslims we are just to strong for you guys and wait for the day when the whole world will bow towards Holy kaaba for ALLAH (All Mighty).
        wait for the day when Muslims will reunite! fear the day of jugdement.Fear from ALLAH(All Mighty).I PRAY TO GOD MAY THOSE WHO HAVE GONE ASTRAY SHALL REVERT TO ISLAM,AMEEN.
        BECAUSE A CHILD BORN IS THE SON OF ADAM AND EVE,THE FIRST TWO PERSON SENT ON EARTH,AND ALL OF THEIR OFF SPRINGS ARE MUSLIMS.its just that where they are born the are led into the wrong practise.
        And all those who burn theirs deadones or feed their dead ones to Animals birds,they fear God because ,He had promised to raise all humans from the dead,and just think if he can create cant he re create them.?!!!!!!

    • Globe Runner March 3, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

      You read my mind brother, they are just jealous. If it was in a western country, that would number one attraction, i have visited Makkah last week and masha’allah the clock tower looks stunning. Kudos to those architectures…

      • garagehero1 March 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

        The clock tower was designed by the German company Premiere Composite Technologies, and the clock by the Swiss engineering firm Straintec. And the tallest building in the world, the burj khalifa, that architecture and engineering were performed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill of Chicago, with American Adrian Smith as chief architect, and American Bill Baker as chief structural engineer. So when you boys can design something as complex as this, then you can talk.

      • garagehero1 March 4, 2012 at 2:06 am #

        Just kidding , globerunner. Arabs have designed many beautiful things throughout history. The Arabs saved the writings of classical Rome and greece, which facilitated the European Renaissance. Arabs gave us wonderful architecture, literature etc…I’m just questioning demolishing historic buildings to creat new ones. In my city, Los Angeles, the stupid city fathers destroyed the entire neighborhood of Bunker Hill with hundreds of historic buildings and homes to build skyscrapers that could been built without this destruction. imagine the neighborhoods of North beach or Little Italy in san Francisco wiped out, or the historic Old Boston demolished. Its the old that gives charcter to a great city. Now Los Angeles has these big gaps in the architectural continuity. But taken as a
        building, the Clock Tower is very beautiful.

      • garagehero1 May 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

        Why would we be jealous/ It was western architects, mostly American architects that are still buolding the tallest skyscarpers in Asia and the Middle East. No one can match our engineering. And yes, it would be a great attraction in the west….like Disneyland.

      • AHMED_peace_Islam September 23, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

        yes brother true,let them bark!

  17. Anwar Al-Asmi July 22, 2011 at 5:32 am #

    Subhanallah, we have lost our minds… what are we thinking, this is hideous, may allah forgive our arrogance.. to build a lofty tower over the Kaba? This is not only distasteful but completely without necessity. What happened to modesty… if things that distract us from regular prayer such as ornate masjids are recommended against, than what are we doing building a megastructure that will loom over our heads in Hajj or Umrah? I don’t know what to say… kinda lost for words.

    As for your comments brother Rehan, your ignorance and intolerance is a waste of energy… focus on spreading your insights through educated and well mannered speech, the above ranting won’t get you anywhere… in all criticism there is something to be learned…. don’t agree with people, let them know, but no need for the hatred. As for no access to ‘white ass’ in mecca, I think you will find that people of all color are nations have embraced islam… so what is with the racism? The prohibition is to the ‘non muslim’, ie someone who has not embraced islam, had nothing to do with color.

    Peace and luv.

  18. ola August 7, 2011 at 12:12 am #

    king of saudi is just a joker

  19. MEER HIFZUR REHMAN August 7, 2011 at 3:26 am #

    you are foolish man to put all this on the website so that the infidels watch and are going to laugh at the indifferences among the ummat. Kaaba is protected by allah and not the human being .If the construction of clock tower is wrong let allah take his decision.you should have sabr and allah is with who has sabr. So don”t create mockery of our own religion and always keep in mind that only muslims are allowed in makkah and medina but by putting such things on website you are indirectly making ways for their visit to our holy land.

    • The Jew March 30, 2012 at 10:17 am #

      What are you smoking? I’ve already been to Mecca and Medina and I certainly don’t believe in any of the fairytales (religions) and no one gives a shit about the “ummah”. Geez we’re living in the 21:st centuary, wake up.

      • AHMED_peace_Islam October 9, 2012 at 4:59 pm #

        JUST WAIT AND WATCH…ALL YOUR QUESTIONS SHALL COME TO AN END AT THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT!!!!!!!!!!!
        MAY GOD HAVE MERCY ON ALL OF US,AMEEN!

  20. rats August 20, 2011 at 4:52 am #

    i think all the non-muslims r just jealous dat dey cannot have access 2 this beautiful tower…..!!
    poor ppl…!!

    • Globe Runner March 3, 2012 at 12:08 pm #

      Hehehe….exactly, the only visa they need to enter the most beautiful on earth is to accept shahada

  21. SMD August 20, 2011 at 7:29 am #

    WTF you are talking about? look man stop the conspirasies…be a bit real…..we have an ayah in Quran talking about how people will be building high tower in the future. this is just an instinct.

  22. tinto August 27, 2011 at 12:02 am #

    the guy who is insulting the tower clock —-carbon or whatever is really a mother fucker. He used to taste his mom’s …………really a mother fucker

  23. tinto August 27, 2011 at 12:06 am #

    Daniel Ferro is an asshole. He used to taste his mom’s pussy thats why he thinks in such a way. . Royal tower clock is great peice of art. get lost u mother fucker daniel

    • AHMED_peace_Islam October 9, 2012 at 5:01 pm #

      This is not how we react brother,pray to God for those who have gone astray.!

  24. f naji September 4, 2011 at 4:07 am #

    thats a free mason symbol at the top of the tower when it is lit up at night what u see is the so called( all seeing eye) which is on the dollar bill and other things that were built by the free masons. ALLAH will sort out everything and cleanse what needs to be and insha allah starting with the royal family of suadia arabia the dogs that let the kafireen into our beautiful country

    • joni indo September 10, 2012 at 1:58 am #

      It’s definitely symbolise paganism. So sad that our prophet has destroyed “fake gods” many years ago and now we are useless to let the symbol of Bull’s horn on top of “Allah” word. So sickening, I pray to Allah so that the symbol will be taken off soon. Amin

  25. Bret September 13, 2011 at 3:24 am #

    Whoa! Many thanks! I always aspired to generate in my online site something like that.

  26. acj October 12, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    This building looks nothing like ‘Big Ben’ as you call it (Big Ben is actually the bell in the tower of the Palace of Westminster). The only reseblance between the two is they are both clock towers. Architecturally speaking and aesthetically they are nothing alike. What this building actually look like is the New York New York casino and hotel in Las Vegas with an Islamic architectural twist.

  27. A October 16, 2011 at 4:40 am #

    One of the signs of Qiamat are increasing amounts of skyskrapers. Astaghfirullah. Let us all pray for each other.

  28. Gashtmali October 18, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    A sign of idiocy is assholes finding signs of Qiamat in skyscrapers. Let us pray for the cretins of this world.

  29. Ber October 30, 2011 at 10:24 pm #

    Is this a real tower or a model?

  30. Mohammed H. Harfoush November 5, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

    Okay, i don’t know where to start talking about this.. first of all it’s not an insult to taste, the top of the tower is a sign refers to Islamic building.

    what I’m really annoyed of is the place they chosen the most holy place in whole Islamic world to build at. the tower shouldn’t be built, yes it’s a mistake and a big one but nothing to do about it now

    they had just to build the new Kingdom tower they are building in Jeddah now (for people who don’t know about it, it will be the tallest in the world reaches 1000m means 200m higher that Burj khalifa and costs 1.23billion dollar and it looks pretty good but because its the same developer so it’s kinda the same design)

    Again it was a mistake.. and nothing wrong with that it looks like its just the place.

    • Ramli A Hamid February 19, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Agree that the hotel and clock tower shouldn’t have been built TOO close the Haraam.

  31. Ismail November 8, 2011 at 10:57 am #

    Salam to all brothers and sisters
    I would like to pour scorn on this development of the devils influence in Mecca in the strongest possible terms. Muslims are oblivious to the opening this has allowed inequality of mankind. Most of the comments by the non Muslims are correct this is hideous and a resemblance to the devil. I canno find words to describe this. Muslims were supposed not to like western influences , it is now clear they have not only embraced but taken this to a new unsurpassed level. Well done Saudis for allowing the devil access to our holiest sight. It disgusts me when Muslims disparage the western world when in fact we have these values in modern Mecca. How can Muslims defend Saudis now? It’s too late to go back but great inequality is now standard and will become part of the new experience. Muslims what on earth have you done?

  32. safs_mgr November 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    My dear brother, don’t forget that a Muslim always pray for the best in this world and the hereafter, beside God has not made all people poor or all rich. I believe you might be eating three times a day and don’t forget there are millions out there that find it difficult to eat once a day, does it you can not eat what you have because someone hasn’t I think the answer is no. So I don’t find a fault in enjoying what God has bestowed on you as far as you assist those that have non. may the Lord guide us all ameen.

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  34. TJ Wright February 15, 2012 at 2:34 am #

    Westin hotel tower is possibly the most hideous thing i’ve ever seen.
    Calatrava is okay i guess, if not a bit overly showy, I wouldn’t pare him next to Mies van der Rohe or anything though.

  35. garagehero1 March 3, 2012 at 5:21 pm #

    I really dont think its that bad…but why did they have to destroy a historic building? Couldnt they have built around it? Its like Americans destroying Fort McHenry to build a hotel or something. You have to respect your past. It only adds to the glories of the present.

  36. garagehero1 March 4, 2012 at 2:14 am #

    I have always like Arabic-Middle Eastern architecture. Many parts of this was brought to California by the Spanish 300 years ago. Many Americans will point to a building and say…”Oh look, its a Spanish-style house”. But what they dont realize is that many parts of what is “Spanish” architecture, is actually Arabic or Arabic inspired.

  37. Idiot Saudian March 23, 2012 at 10:15 am #

    Hope all Saudi Familes are destroyed soon for their idiotic works…..amiin

  38. mansoor March 26, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    sheytaan done his work sooooooo easilly bez sheytaan is now planning n claim to be a god himself and this is the sign of sheytaan that he showing im one who u worship and if we make a alot tall building and thinking thats sooo good and wonderful let me remind you that this is sheytaan who want to show im a lord and see that my sign so those who r home sleeping wakeup before its too late !!!!!!!!

  39. Eman March 27, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    Does anybody know that almost 4 million people visit Makkah during the Hajj ( the Holy pilgrimage that happens every year ). And annually 13 million muslims visit Makkah. Where are you going to put 4 million people in a city so concentrated on being closest to the centre. The Kabah is the Kabah, No building in this world has enough significance in the eyes of Muslims to over power it. People have to pray at the Kabah five times a day, even if the clock tower was placed far away, who would go stay there if you had to walk five times a day to the Mosque. It wasn’t built to show off or over power, it was built to accomadate as many muslims as they can and make it closest and convenient for them as they can to make their pilgrimage easier. I stayed there during my visits, it doesn’t contain only 7 star hotels, it has other hotels that suffices everyones needs according to their financial level, it has grocery supermarkets, shops, book stores, places for kids to play in, and restaurants. For Goodness sakes, People should use their common sense once in a while and stop bickering.

  40. Anjum Hameed March 27, 2012 at 11:29 am #

    These are the keepers of the Haram Shareef guardians of our faith..HAH.. Hajj has been turned into a seven-star experience for the rich, and a rough journey for others.. where is the equality in this?..what have they done to Islam?..it may be one of the 5 Pillars of Islam, but I do not want to put one step into that greediest and soulless land..

  41. Mizz March 28, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    How abt u shut up, if the westerners do it its all wowww n if d muslims do it its an insult

    • ahmed sheikh December 16, 2012 at 2:00 am #

      its safe to say the west has less standards. leave it at that boss

  42. Westerner March 30, 2012 at 10:21 am #

    Its a pretty building, I was there a few weeks ago, as a westerner you can see the little stone from a very high vantage point, just book a room here facing the little stone; http://www.fairmont.com/makkah

  43. Tony April 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    They should have named it, ‘Tower of Babel’.

    • ahmed sheikh December 16, 2012 at 1:56 am #

      maybe… they should have named it bossali

  44. Dennis April 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm #

    I think it’s great. The building looks as if it’s giving the middle finger to one Islam’s holiest sites. And whats even better; they tore down a historical building to do it. HA!

    • ahmed sheikh December 16, 2012 at 1:53 am #

      Yes, its the best. out with the old, in with the boss!

  45. MZiad May 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    im sorry but the writer, just goes on to show , that he’s never actually BEEN to mecca . it is not an ugly sight , no one pays attention to the clock tower ,the white cloth isnt used to symbolise POVERTY ,it is to symbolise EQUALITY , please get ur facts straight and i see nothing wrong in sitting in an air conditioned room and sipping chocolate sodas , if uv got the money for it , u can buy it. thats like saying , how dare u wear an armani suit while the poor have no clothes. u just dont make sense. the authors stupidity and small mindedness shows. People choose to do HAJJ for themselves in the Heat and InshAllah they shall be rewarded for it , i dont see how someones luxury and comfort is wrong?! also , the clock tower houses several hotels for people of all levels to stay in , and several eateries for people to eat. it was built to accomadate the massive amount of people who throng to makkah to worship while letting people stay close to the haram so that they can go to the kaaba easily and whenever they please.

  46. garagehero1 May 11, 2012 at 9:35 pm #

    Hey…whats in that big giant black box everybody circles? Do I have to be a Muslim to go there? I want to go inside and see whats in there. What if I dressed for the pilgimage, then while everybody was circling, I would sneak inside to take a picture.Or maybe even take a rock hammer and get a piece, like a souvenir. Would they arrest me and let me go or would they torture me, and then let me go?

    • sirajuddhin May 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

      it’s a p ee box where 75 years prophet mohammed and his 6 years old wife had 1st ” ef you see k”

      • Asian muslim October 17, 2012 at 10:16 am #

        What are you talking about? had Mohammed (Salallahualaihiwasallam) really aged 75? Not even 70… please verify what you’re going to post!
        … or, it’ll just become an indicator that commonly non-muslim people just talk mindlessly, and out of truth…

  47. Faik June 3, 2012 at 11:16 am #

    We are NOT talking about beauty here, we’re talking about SYMBOLISM (if you know what I mean). Mecca to everybody is known to be the holliest city of Islam (The Kaaba). And the Kaaba is synonymous with the city Mecca. Now you have a whole gigantic structure that overwhelm the holy mosque, I think people has a point to be disgusted by that especially when its a hotel. Why not build that in Riyadh or Jeddah or some place else.

    Another point is that, every true muslim has love for the cities of Mecca & Madina. And they would like these 2 cities to be the best in every good aspect of this life, be it real estate, technology & so on. But we all know that every thing comes with a price. In other words everything has advantage and disadvantage. And like most critics, it is the disadvantage that we are all concerned about. NOT TO TALK OF THE SYMBOLISM. Allah will protect His holy cities, that’s a sure thing.

    • AHMED_peace_Islam September 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm #

      and all the funds from the hotels goes into the mosque’s account not any person or individual,can the make such a big hotel or structure for charity of any church or mandir what so ever.the answer is NO!

  48. Zahid Ahmed June 21, 2012 at 3:17 am #

    I am a Muslim and I address only the Author. Take this article down. You hoped to create awareness, but take a look at the comments. The only thing you’ve created is a chance for people to express ideas with zero wisdom. There is no wisdom in a blog writer blogging their minds about a subject which is far superior to any humans intellect. You feel for Makkah?…Allah is the ONLY protection the holy Khana Kaaba needs. Not an online article. Take, it, down.

    • garagehero1 June 21, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      And who are you, to demand such a thing? Hmmm? Are you the right-hand of Allah? No. Are you the will of Allah, among the living. No. You are like so many small-minded men, unwise, excitable, grouchy, jealous, and, I must repeat, very small minded, that have taken it upon themselves to speak for Allah. This is one reason perhaps that our Muslim world is so much in disarray right now, brothers killing brothers, friends killing friends, we are wandering, not in the magnificent light of Allah, but in a man-made fog created by small-minded men. You accuse others of “zero wisdom”. And where is your wisdom then, Zahid?

    • garagehero1 June 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

      You forget, Zahid, a wise idea comes only at the end of much discussion among men. Many unwise, and even stupid commentary will preceed truly wise words. Allah and His Prophet willed it so. Even the The Prophet, the one true Prophet, was summoned by Allah into the world of the living only after a long line of minor prophets.

  49. Rory August 7, 2012 at 10:08 am #

    Let me start by saying I am not a Muslim, but have many Muslim friends. And I listen to their concerns. What concerns them is in order to accomodate all those on the Hajj, certain Muslims appear to be acting in an unislamic manner whilst trying to make it look like they are good Muslims. Walking roughshod over sacred sites to Muslims without thought of the long term consequences. It is not just near the Kaaba that we see brazen profiteering and greed. Here are some of the other sites which are being destroyed without thought for the ummah:

    Under Threat, right now…

    Bayt al-Mawlid

    When the Wahabis took Mecca in the 1920s they destroyed the dome on top of the house where the Prophet Mohammed was born. It was then used as a cattle market before being turned into a library after a campaign by Meccans. There are concerns that the expansion of the Grand Mosque will destroy it once more. The site has never been excavated by archaeologists.

    Ottoman and Abasi columns of the Grand Mosque

    Slated for demolition as part of the Grand Mosque expansion, these intricately carved columns date back to the 17th century and are the oldest surviving sections of Islam’s holiest site. Much to the chagrin of Wahabis, they are inscribed with the names of the Prophet’s companions. Ottomon Mecca is now rapidly disappearing

    Al-Masjid al-Nawabi

    For many years, hardline Wahabi clerics have had their sites set on the 15th century green dome that rests above the tomb holding the Prophet, Abu Bakr and Umar in Medina. The mosque is regarded as the second holiest site in Islam. Wahabis, however, believe marked graves are idolatrous. A pamphlet published in 2007 by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, endorsed by Abdulaziz Al Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, stated that “the green dome shall be demolished and the three graves flattened in the Prophet’s Masjid”.

    Jabal al-Nour

    A mountain outside Mecca where Mohammed received his first Koranic revelations. The Prophet used to spend long spells in a cave called Hira. The cave is particularly popular among South Asian pilgrims who have carved steps up to its entrance and adorned the walls with graffiti. Religious hardliners are keen to dissuade pilgrims from congregating there and have mooted the idea of removing the steps and even destroying the mountain altogether.

    • Franco Forte August 9, 2012 at 7:00 am #

      All religions sucks: Jews, Christians, Muslims are brothers but hate each other. What kind of god do they have? Men create gods, no gods create man.

      • AHMED_peace_Islam September 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

        My dear fellow,Whos creating gods here,Muslims? we dont worship any sculptures,we pray to the only one God.Although its dissapointing we have created differences,but yet i can prove it to you 1600years back in Al-Quran,its mentioned in one of the hundreds hint for judgement day Muslims could have 99 sects among them,i believe we are moving closer to it.but they will also REUNITE! TO TAKE OVER ONCE AGAIN….AND SO ON I CANT END THIS TRAIL OF TRUTHS!

      • AHMED_peace_Islam September 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm #

        even so called Lord Buddha was in search/seek of provider of this World/nature,he spend his life meditating in the seek to God but failed,God lies in the heart of those to whom he wishes to,and i am proud to be a Muslim.No other religion is even close to Islam.because our book remains the same unliek others they keep editing it,they edit it why is their god wasnt good enough so ppl made correctionzz.!

      • ahmed sheikh December 16, 2012 at 1:51 am #

        I hope your tiny poor country runs out of gas. You will wish you had a god!

    • AHMED_peace_Islam September 23, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

      your not proving anything here all you said i heard,brother there are different ways of thinking,if visiting the jabal al-nour so important why wouldnt there be any chairlift to promote it,the thing is the left it that way and instead the made steps for ppl but only who intends to go on the top can go offer some prayers and head back ,they should spend as much time possible in praying not seeign all the places,i have seen that place my brother you know the real fact about hte place even i was shocked to see it,inside that small cave on the top there is a hole in the direction of the Holy Kaaba if you see right through the hole.its more than 1600years old brother how these things are present,the saudis dont have to worry about these matters,its Allah’s home in the centre of the city he knows well what to keep or not you dont worry brother.

  50. Fred Ceely August 20, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    Good job, blogger, and you’ve generated a nice little discussion here. I just read about this thing in an old New Yorker, and frankly I was hoping that it was a joke, some kind of Photoshopped joke. Sadly, it’s only too real.

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  52. Tanner October 8, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    I respect your opinion, but i completly disagree. I have personally stayed at this hotel you slander, and it is very pleasant. This writing is another uneducated socialist taliking down the upper class, and a prime example of jealosy. The Abraj al Biat is an example of fabulous arcetecture, and the building its self is outstanding. Hopefully you will some day visit the Abraj al Biat, and your mind will be changed.

    • ahmed sheikh December 16, 2012 at 1:46 am #

      Yes, I too respect the clock bro. It’s very tight and sleek from the inside.

  53. xlnc October 16, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    i m a fond of architecture myself and holy version of big ben is simply an insult to intelligence and art. i know its not easy to replace a mountain with a building of that size but from what i see…they have swapped one mountain for another…absolutely ridiculous.

  54. your worst nightmare October 26, 2012 at 4:34 am #

    The destruction of the holy sites by the deviant Saudis in power,
    by Ustadh Muqallid Abdul Haqq Al-Amreeki

    Dear Maulana, this article I have typed based on my own feelings at seeing the structures designed in Mecca. May Allah give you the tawfiq to accomplish your goals in both this doonya and the akheera.

    Bismillah hir Rahman ir Raheem,

    It was with much horror that I first viewed the giant All seeing-eye horror occult megalith constructed in the holiest and most sacred site on planet earth

    “A glowing green disc hovers high in the sky at night, casting an eerie glow over a forest of minarets, cranes and concrete frames that seem to stretch endlessly into the dusty distance, like a vast field of dominoes. The disc is the largest clockface in the world – and not only does it adorn the tallest clocktower in the world, it also sits atop a building boasting the biggest floor area in the world. Visible 30km away, this is the Abraj al-Bait, which rises like Big Ben on steroids to tower 600m over the holy mosque of Mecca in the spiritual heart of the Islamic world.
    This thrusting pastiche palace houses an array of luxury hotels and apartments, perched above a five-storey slab of shopping malls. Completed last year at a cost of $15bn (£9bn), it stands where an Ottoman fortress once stood. A stone citadel built in 1781 to repel bandits, the Ajyad fortress’s demolition sparked an international outcry in 2002, but this was quickly rebuffed by the Saudi Islamic affairs minister. “No one has the right to interfere in what comes under the state’s authority,” he said. “This development is in the interest of all Muslims all over the world.” The fortress wasn’t just swept away – the hill it sat on went, too.
    Shooting 26 searchlights 10km into the skies, and blaring its call to prayer 7km across the valley, the Abraj al-Bait is also the world’s second tallest building. Encrusted with mosaics and inlaid with gold, it is the most visible (and audible) sign of the frenzied building boom that has taken hold of Saudi Arabia’s holy city over the last 10 years. The house of the prophet’s wife, Khadijah, was razed to make way for public lavatories; the house of his companion, Abu Bakr, is now the site of a Hilton hotel; and his grandson’s house was flattened by the King’s palace. “They are turning the holy sanctuary into a machine, a city which has no identity, no heritage, no culture and no natural environment. They’ve even taken away the mountains,” says Angawi.
    Geological features have proved no match for dynamite and concrete, which are being liberally deployed to make way for the burgeoning number of visitors. Three million Muslims arrived in Mecca this week for the annual hajj pilgrimage, an event that has mutated from a simple, spartan rite of passage, in which pilgrims give up their worldly goods, into a big-bucks business worthy of Las Vegas – with the overblown architecture to match.
    Along the western flank of the city are the first towers of the Jabal Omar development, a sprawling complex that will eventually accommodate 100,000 people in 26 luxury hotels (notice how the number 26 is used by the Occultists on both the lights and the buildings– comments of Ustadh Abdul Haqq)– sitting on another gargantuan plinth of 4,000 shops and 500 restaurants, along with its own six-storey prayer hall. The line of blocks, which will climb to heights of up to 200 metres and terminate in a monumental gateway building, share the clocktower’s Islamic-lite language: a cliched dressing of pointed arches and filigree grillwork plastered over generic concrete shells.
    The developers have somehow transformed a type of architecture that evolved from a dense urban grain of low-rise courtyards and narrow streets into meaningless wallpaper: an endlessly repeatable pattern for the decoration of standardised slab after standardised slab. Flimsy rows of concrete arches hang above swaths of blue mirror glass, punctuated by stick-on timber trellis screens. These are modelled on traditional mashrabiya panels, those beautiful latticework openings designed as ventilating veils, but here they become meaningless applique. “If we are imitating, why can’t we imitate the best?” asks Angawi, in a tone of desperation. “Why are we imitating the worst mistakes of 60 or 70 years ago from around the world – only even bigger?”
    Another development of repetitive slabs, echoing Jabal Omar’s toast-rack urbanism, is slated for the northern side of the Grand Mosque, at al-Shamiya, while a $10bn plan to provide an extra 400,000 sq metres of prayer halls there is almost complete. Standing like a gigantic triangular slice of wedding cake, this building will accommodate 1.2m more worshippers each year, but it has come at a price.”

    —http://muslimvillage.com/2012/10/25/30665/meccas-mega-architecture-casts-shadow-over-hajj/

    the very house Nabi Ibraheem alayhee salam constructed with his own hands. The building work has inevitably changed the hajj experience for everyone. Aside from the increased pollution and heavy machinery, there is more segregation along economic and class lines. Surely, I am not alone in this assessment and every day around the world hundreds of poor Muslims from third world countries for the first time take gaze and tremble at the giant monuments of kufr and shirk, totally against the Sunnah of Rasulullah salalahu alayhee wasalam and his glorious Sahaba kareem. These giant buildings are indeed far for dark and sinister in scope than most laymen may realize. It may be that our vanguards in the field of ‘Amr bil maroof wa nahi anil munkar have underestimated the sheer size, money, and evil of the conspiracy that taken ahold of planet earth and placed its toxic corrupting european idols in the forms of buildings. These buildings are actually giant idols. Indeed, they appear to come alive striking terror into the hears of righteous men and women who fear Allah. Indeed, how would Rasulullah salalahuualayheewasalam handle the situation with the buildings? He would do the exact same thing he did in the Kabba and bring down each building of kufr and shirk with controlled demolition. Then, Rasulullah salalahu alayhee wasalam, under the fear and love of Allah, would call upon all of the Muslims of the world to meet in Mecca and he would address them as a people, in person; and the juma’aat would arrive at a much lovely and better architect plan for the holy precincts. It is indeed a great time of tribulation on planet earth, as much on the immediate horizon looks ominous, but Allah is using this conspiracy that has clutched the entire world and even the holy precincts of Islaam to prove that although the kuffaar plot and plan and conspire, so too is Allah planning a better plan and it will prevail at the end of the day in glory. Subahanaallah!! Allahuakbar our Lord is such a great Rabb. How many of us remember that all we have to do to make Allah our Wali is to lower our gaze towrads ghaiyr muhram women and instead fear Allah.

    The destruction of the amazing sites of Allah by these mad-men with power operating over the 5,000 saudi prince is remarkable – in fact, it may be that Allah has placed within the 5,000 Saudi princes at least one hero. How anyone could equate respect of tradition, history, legacy and the fact that pure Tawheed actually demands pondering over the creation and the ayats of Allah, not destroying them. The house of Khadijah radiallahu anha – if Rasulullah salalahualayheewasalam were alive now how would he respond to these acts? It may be true that if needed, Rasulullah would allow the spot to be given to the poor – but to build toilets on the house of Khadijah and a Hilton hotel on the house of Hadhrat Abu Bakr radiallahuanhu, may Allah crush them down along with the arrogant Shaytoni Fraud Sauds. To even use one of the Names of Allah to describe this deviant sect, Al-Wahab, is not befitting to Allah Azza Wa Jal’s Grandeur and Sublime Sifaats. Indeed Rasulullah salalahu alayhee wasalam would undoubtedly destroy these giant monuments of kufr, dhulm, shirk, bida’a and on. It is unfortunate how this conspiracy snuck up on the Muslim vanguard so quickly. It indeed was a well organized long-term business plan set in effect in Germany and Brittain. When I was a young man in high school, a friend of mine named Chris Thompson gave me a book – “Fleshing out Skull and Bones, order 322”. Every year at Yale University 15 white college frat men would meet. The likes of all three Bush unconstitutional criminals were in this religious cult the rituals of which involved Prescott Bush digging up the bones of epic American Indian war legend Giranamo, may Allah save him. Such skullduggery is indicative of black magic occultism. A human skull was always placed on a table in front of the yearly photograph (including all three Bushs) and in that same photograph there was, in the same room – you guessed it – a giant grandfather clock, a small idol-god eerily similar to the massive Idol placed in the Haram Shareef! May Allah bring these evil monuments to a hasted destruction! Black magic has been unleashed, which in Islaam we know exists and is haraam and whosoever calls on Djinn only does so at the cost of his own soul. In Islaam we are NOT permitted to call on Djinn. However, that does not mean that people who do call on Djinn will not conjure some dark power from the wickid haram. This, however, is all a part of Allah’s plan to let the Haqq prevail on its own. Of course Allah can interfere but we are living in the single most interesting time in all of human history and Allah is going to see how it pans out before He steps in with His Divine Wrath and destroy the monuments of Kufr and Shirk found in the Holy Lands of Islaam.

    My dear brothers in Islaam, PLEASE WAKE UP to what the Saudi Authoritarian Fascist New World Order tyranny has planned for the Haram Shareef! They are surrounding it with a horrible new reality! Now, from every single possible angle that only the best math expert could solve, there are eyes on the Kabba. Breathtaking in horror, the Musellai realizes that the new all seeing eye has thousands of cameras and angles staring fixatedly on the Kabba itself. My dear brothers and sisters in Islaam please I beg of you boycott the future plans for putting up 30 odd domino-looking monuments all around. Please look at this future plan and do everything in your power to prevent it from coming into being –

    It is with a sad heart that I write this letter of mine only because I remember when once my beloved Teacher taught me that, “if you see something unlawful, change it with your hands. If you cannot do that, speak out against it, and if you cannot even do this much, feel bad about it in your heart”.

    We should all make fervant dua’a that Allah brings these giant monolith idols of kufr and shirk to a hastened destruction. AMEEEN

    Ustadh Muqallid Abdul Haqq al Amreeki
    Dhul Hijjah 9th, 1433

  55. imad November 17, 2012 at 11:32 am #

    as an arabic architect this is an ugly architecture , as a muslim i think this bad thing was built to be the future land mark of mecca … it is very bad

  56. Shah Amir December 12, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    What ru talking about bro that place is totally boss. You know how slick you would be if you stayed there!! Habibi! The only thing it’s missing is a boss gas station to fill up your mazarati!!!

    • ahmed sheikh December 12, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

      That’s right shah. Know everybody now we have the best clocktower. Mecca west bro Dubai east we got the dessert on lock boss. $2000 a night room bro I piss gas to u fuck off america

      • Shah Amir December 12, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

        Bro piss gas and shit oil all over America habibi!! U think las Vegas is the shit, no my friend, las Vegas is shit, bullshit! U think Wolfgang puck can make falafel with diamonds in it? Or tabouli with fucking gold in it? Or make you a shawarma that comes with a side of escalade with 26″ rims my nigga? No! We run that shit Dubai style! I shit the fucking MGM grand! And my cousin Ahmed Muhammad made the bellagio as a fucking joke habibi! Come to Mecca or Dubai if you’re a true boss my nigga!!

  57. Hakim Qasin December 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm #

    Bro, this tower is sleek…I like the design, it reminds me of a tighter version of the Burj Khalifa tower in Dubai. Anybody who don’t like this tower doesn’t know nothing. Who says a bro can’t have a good time when he’s visiting town for the hajj man. Have you been? It gets tiring bro, and for 5000 a night thats a pretty good deal bro. 5000 is what I pay for a khaffiyeh back in dubai. People talk that mad mess, but until you spend the day in the hot desert sun it’s worth it. MY fellow bosses, please check this out, its so sleek and tight. As-salamu alaykum my brothers.

  58. Ali Ali December 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    Hakim it’s people like you that give Muslims a bad name. You should watch what you say too. There are a lot of Albanians who go on this website.

    • Hakim Qasin December 13, 2012 at 10:56 pm #

      Ali, you are ignorant and offensive bro, thats ok, i know the real reason you’re mad is because you can’t afford to go to the same place that i buy my cologne. thats tight bro, i dont want to see scrubs where i buy my cologne, thanks for reminding me why i dont like scrubs like you, bro your socks probably have holes in them, mine are versace and they only touch leather..bro..

      • Shah Amir December 14, 2012 at 10:19 am #

        Bro just cuz you’re Muslim doesn’t mean u have to shop at jc penny you know what I’m saying my nigga? Sleek fucking cologne is the shit man. You spray it all over yourself to make everybody know you’re the shit and you stay at boss hotels because you are the shit bro. Anybody tell me that I can’t where Hugo boss I say fuck to you bro!

      • SaAd Qasin December 16, 2012 at 2:13 am #

        Bro who brought all that sand from the outside the house in with them?

    • ahmed sheikh December 16, 2012 at 1:38 am #

      Ali sound like he gonna be the guy who have no cash bro. I gonna be the guy with stacks of greenbacks. Ali Ali never even seen a greenback. boss i can take mine and line them up side by side the short way form Dubai to the top floor of clock hotel to piss gas on scrubs below!

      • Ali Ali December 16, 2012 at 2:07 am #

        Bro you are racist! YOu think all Ali’s are poor? come to my town bro, people drive 2013 boss, premium gas on tap

  59. Isma'il Mustafa January 3, 2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Genuinely a brilliant article with a refreshing sense of originality and wit to your criticism.

  60. Bernard Gorcey May 21, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

    This complex of buildings redefines cluster_uck.
    Hard to believe it actually exists.

  61. Stephen8 May 24, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    The magnificent Marina Bay Sands Hotel in Singapore stands tall and dominates the landscape with three huge towers and a boat-shape platform on top, known as the Skypark. Seekers of high-standards will definitely love this place,

    RAK Tower

  62. Me May 29, 2013 at 5:41 pm #

    Don’t forget that the old penn station was replaced by Madison square garden, this things make me lose hope in humans. One thing is building ugly, source wasting buildings for your not so sacred indulgences, another is destroying building that have huge historical value. Very sad…

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  69. Alina Haque October 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm #

    It is said that one of the signs of the Last Day is that the upper-class peoples (the wealthy) will come for Hajj for a vacation.

    Another sign is that the people living in the desert (Arabs) will compete in making tall buildings.

    Astaghfirullah, the Saudis have really made one of the most amazing and blessed places in the world a site full of luxury and show. What has happened to our morals?

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