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With Photos | Scenes from King Abdullah expansion project

Saudi Arabia - June 23, 2015
Holy Mosque of Mecca

The northern part of Masjid Al-Haram in Mecca is witnessing huge development and construction works in a quick pace to accomplish King Abdullah expansion project which aims to grow the mosque’s capacity to 2 million prayers.

The expansion project extends on million square meters. The project includes developing the mosque’s main facilities including toilets, tunnels and passages, air conditioning, water, and electricity stations in addition to increasing the praying area and the court size.

One of the expansion features to be seen in Masjid Al-Haram after developments is the mosque’s new gates weighing 70 tons per each shutter, 13 meters height and 7 meters wide.

Haram Gate

Haram Gates

The expansion includes also adding 1020 new chandlers made of elegant crystal and 3600 wall lanterns.

Mosque lanterns

Haram lamps

Masjid Al-Haram lamps

Haram halls

As for Haram domes, King Abdullah expansion project consists of 20 new domes including 12 remotely controlled mobile domes and 8 fixed domes.

Haram domes

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