Mohammed al-Arkubi

Greenwich Mean Time and the Nothingness of the Mecca Magnetic Zone
August 12, 2010

The triumph of Saudi science, as reported by the Telegraph: A standard time by which other clocks were set was needed to organise global travel and communications, but in the Islamic world the idea that it should be centred on a part of London is seen as a colonial anachronism. As Mohammed al-Arkubi, manager of one of the hotels in the complex, put it: "Putting Mecca time in the face of Greenwich Mean Time.