Makkah ready for Ramadan with lights and decorations

Preparation for the holy month of Ramadan starts in Makkah’s streets and tunnels

Photo by: Saudi Gazette
Photo by: Saudi Gazette

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Ramadan is special occasion for Muslims and a very special occasion for Makkah. With that in mind the city’s authorities are devoting a lot of attention to preparing  for the holy month.

Makkah Municipality’s Maintenance and Lighting Director Bandar Nouh said. “We already decorated 2,000 towers and poles and 500 palm trees with 1,700 of string lights measuring 7,000 meters.

“We even installed over 27,000 lights in various designs and 11,000 LED light decorations,” he added.

Talking to the Saudi Gazette, the municipality said that they are paying special attention to the entrance of the city, Zamzam Square, Jeddah expressway and other main roads.

Nouh said “The decorations extended to parking lots, parks and public places and tunnels including King Fahd Tunnel and Al-Faisaliyah Tunnel.”  

He also said the pilgrims and visitors of the city would be astounded by the art displayed.

Nouh added “We treat the pilgrims as guests of the city, the Grand Mosque and the Kaaba. We want to make sure they enjoy their time in Makkah and have an ingrained memory of their visit.”

Ramadan decorations are an old tradition of Makkah he said, and added,  “The decorations usually build up to the festivities of Eid. The municipality is not finished with the decorations and we are working hard to finish the work on time and have it ready for the people and visitors of Makkah.”


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