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Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

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  • Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

    Salaams all

    The 2nd biggest building in the world is Abraj-al-Bait and it dwarfs the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. People call it ZamZam towers. What's the difference? Are ZamZam towers the towers forming the hotels? Is Abraj-Al-Bait the tower forming the giant clock?

    Explanations welcome.

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    Re: Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

    Originally posted by S-MAN View Post
    Salaams all

    The 2nd biggest building in the world is Abraj-al-Bait and it dwarfs the Masjid Al-Haram in Makkah. People call it ZamZam towers. What's the difference? Are ZamZam towers the towers forming the hotels? Is Abraj-Al-Bait the tower forming the giant clock?

    Explanations welcome.
    I dont know where you got the "second biggest building in the world" from.

    Abraj al Bait - Abraj is plural form for Bruj meaning towers. Al Bait is the shortened form for "Bait ul Allah" or House of Allah.
    It means Towers of Bait ul Allah.

    Originally it was known as King Abdullah Project.

    It is a complex housing Safa - Marwa - Rotana - ZamZam towers. The Clock Tower (Fairmont Hotel) and ZamZam are just part of the greater Abraj al Bait complex.

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    • #3
      Re: Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

      Originally posted by Ismail Simjee View Post
      I dont know where you got the "second biggest building in the world" from.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraj_Al_Bait

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      • #4
        Re: Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

        Jazakallah Khairan.

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        • #5
          Re: Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

          Thanks Br Ismail - Abraj is the name of the entire complex of which Zamzam Towers is a part of. Makes sense. But the people I meet seem to only know of Zamzam Towers.

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          • #6
            Re: Abraj-al-Bait and ZamZam Towers - What's the difference?

            True and that is because Zamzam tower is the only one that started operating their hotel service whilst everything else in that complex was either being constructed or set aside for private ownership. Some people also refer to the whole complex as "zamzam TOWERS" !!!

            The wiki link, you provided, names all the towers within the complex.

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