100,000 expected at Ramadan festival

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A new festival, to be launched during Ramadan and Eid, is expected to attract 100,000 local and foreign visitors.

A new festival, to be launched during Ramadan and Eid, is expected to attract 100,000 local and foreign visitors.

Abdullah Al-Dawi, head of the festival’s executive committee, told Arab News that “Ramadana Kida” and “Eidna Kida” festivities will be an extension of Jeddah Historic Festival that tok place last year.

Speaking at a press conference, Al-Dawi said that the first edition of the Jeddah Historic Festival attracted with more than 750,000 guests.

Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and industry’s Secretary-General Adnan Mandoura, Sami Nawar, director of urban heritage projects, and Mohammed Omari, director general of the Western Region for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA).

The festival will be launched in downtown Jeddah on the first day of Ramadan and will continue until the fourth day of Eid Al-Fitr.

The event will be divided into two parts. The first starts from the first of Ramadan and ends on Ramadan 19. It will be “Ramadana Kida” (Our Ramadan Is Like This). The second part, called “Eidna Kida” (Our Eid Is Like This), will begin on Ramadan 24 and end on Shawwal 4.

People of Jeddah are looking forward to the festivities, he said.

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