"These are the last days of Mecca. Haj worship will be filled with ease and elegance, but it seems that experience closer down the Las Vegas experience. "
In addition to Abraj Kudai, in Mecca itself has been there Abraj Al-Bait that includes the third tallest in the world. Height reaches 601 meters. Equipped with a large hotel, the biggest clock in the world, prayer room enough for 10,000 worshipers, and five supermarkets.
In his book, Mecca: The Sacred City, Ziauddin Sardar describe two differences Mecca. One of Mecca as a metaphysical destination, where many pilgrims seeking the essence of worship. And the second Mecca as a place full of luxurious hotels. Presumably the Saudi government bemaksud provide the best service for pilgrims, although the intention is then to change the face Mecca became the metropolis where buildings compete to be the highest.