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How Makkah’s marble flooring is cool to touch given Saudi Arabia’s extremely hot summer

Makkah

Makkah: Makkah’s marble flooring is cool to touch in spite of the fact that summer of Saudi Arabia is extremely hot.

The one who has performed the Umrah or Haj had noticed the coolness under foot when they stepped onto the marble floors of the Grand Mosque and around the Holy Kaaba in Makkah.

According to the report published in Saudigazette, the office of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques told that the main reason is the type of marble used. Saudi Arabia imports rare Thassos marble flooring from Greece which reflects the sun’s rays.

It is also reported that authorities have rejected the claims that the cold water pipes are laid beneath the marble floor which keeps the marble cool.