Masjid Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca tops the list of 10 most expensive buildings in the world

The Masjid Al-Haram Mosque in Mecca has topped the list of top ten most expensive buildings in the world having cost an estimated £75 billion ($100 billion) to build.

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The religious building also known as the Sacred Mosque or Grand Mosque covers 356,800sqm (roughly 88 football fields), can accommodate up to four million people yearly and includes vast outdoor and indoor spaces for prayer.

Some of the other features of the building includes a five-star hotel, a large 10,000 capacity prayer room, two heliports, an over 1000 parking garage, a 5-story shopping mall and a conference centre.

It is the largest mosque in the world and surrounds the Muslim worlds most holiest of places, the holy Ka’aba.

Coming in at second place is the Abraj Al Bait towers also in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, with a total cost of £11.3 billion ($15 billion).

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The Abraj Al Bait towers also holds the record for the worlds largest clock tower and the world’s tallest hotel. The clock on top of the tower is also the world’s largest, measuring at 43 metres in diameter.

The rest of the top ten most expensive buildings in the world list is dominated by luxury holiday resorts and casinos in America, the Middle East and South-East Asia.

Click here for the full list of top ten most expensive buildings in the world.

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