100,000 expected at Ramadan festival
A new festival, to be launched during Ramadan and Eid, is expected to attract 100,000 local and foreign visitors, according to a senior official.
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 took place last year.
Speaking at a press conference here, Al-Dawi said that the first edition of the Jeddah Historic Festival attracted more than 750,000 guests.
Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s secretary-general, Adnan Mandoura, director of urban heritage projects, Sami Nawar and Mohammed Omari, director general of the Western Region for the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) were also present.
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 one will start from the first of Ramadan and will end on Ramadan 19. It will be called “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.