By: Fadhila Mohammed
Riyadh Celebrating Ramadan
On the ninth month of the hejri year comes the holy month of Ramadan, which is a month of fasting from dawn until sunset for Muslims all over the world. Most Muslims celebrate Ramadan with family and friends, gathering to share the fast-breaking feasts (Iftar) or the pre-fast meal (Suhoor). This year for a change the General Authority for Entertainment (GAE) organized many events to enjoy Ramadan.
Ramadan In Our Neighborhood (Fe Hartna)
Starting from the fifth till the twenty-ninth of Ramadan at Riyadh International and Exhibition Center, a festival for everyone to enjoy the open buffets for Iftar or Suhoor, with the three-dimensional lighting on the dining tables to watch Ramadan series, with an area for educational and entertainment games and comedy shows by Belle Gate organization.
A magical journey for the whole month of Ramadan near King Abdullah Financial District. Seven domes each representing an era in Islamic history through 3D Mapping shows. Four domes will house buffets for Iftar and Suhoor, one for the prayers, and one for children's entertainment, also a zone with theme park games for kids, and a paintball field, as well as live painting young artists all around the domes, organized by R Time Creative house.
Fun Alley (Harat Altarfeeh)
Supported by the GAE and cooperating with the Saudi Heritage Preservation Society. A festival with free entrance for everyone for the whole month of Ramadan, and three days of Eid Al Fitr, at Princess Nora Bint Abdulrahman University. Organized by MBC channel to host the first live games show (Fawazeer) in a stage for six-hundred viewers, to participate and win valuable prizes, Also the program hosts celebrity guests to present the Saudi heritage and others from the younger generation to discuss and listen to them and thus introduce the audience to creators from two generations. As well as a friendly cooking competition for the children that teaches them to be independent by selling their own dishes. In addition to that, the festival holds entertainment shows for the whole family, food trucks area with international cuisines, and many surprises.
Ramadan is a month of spiritual reflection and worship, and it gives you a chance to connect with the loved ones, so what's better than a day out in one of those events or the upcoming ones for Al Eid. These events and festivals are not only held in the capital city but all over the country, in general entertainment has improved in Saudi Arabia throughout the years. All the general information about the events (tickets, location..etc) are provided by the GEA website or the Entertainment calendar website and social media accounts.