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Saudi Arabia is spending $80 billion to renovate Mecca

$80 billion

As more than 1.75 million people will visit Mecca this week for the annual Hajj pilgrimage, Saudi Arabia is spending $80 billion to expand and improve the holy city.

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$80 billion

Oil is Saudi Arabia’s main source of money. But oil prices are falling, so the country is investing in the second main source of money, tourism.

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$80 billion

Saudi Arabia is building the largest hotel in the world in Mecca and doubling the capacity of the Grand Mosque to seven million people.

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