Ramadan in Riyadh
Ramadan in Riyadh, When you visit Riyadh during the holy month, Ramadan, the adorned streets with lights and shining lanterns will greet you. The filled masjids with prayers, incense smokes, and packed restaurant tables with traditional Saudi dishes give you a golden chance to explore the local culture and a religious occasion that alter the whole city into a giving and compassionate value.
About Ramadan in Riyadh
Ramadan is the ninth month of the Hijri calendar. Once the Hilal of Ramadan is announced to be seen, the whole kingdom will be covered with joy, and Muslims will exchange congratulations for its arrival. It is one of the best months for Muslims. The Holy Qur`an was revealed to Prophet Mohammad -Peace be upon him- during Ramadan in Lailat Al-Qadr, which is the greatest night of the month. In Ramadan, Muslims perform the fourth pillar of Islam: fasting, abstaining from food and drink from dawn to nightfall.
Ramadan is special when Muslims show religious discipline and worship more, such as reading the Qur`an, charity, visiting relatives, etc.
Life in Ramadan
Ramadan daytime is relatively tranquil, whereas the nighttime is busy and lively; it is the time to visit the family, eat outside, and shop. Staying up till midnight is usual for most Muslims during Ramadan. Malls working hours change to open doors for all in two shifts, the first starting from 10:00 A.M. to 05:00 P.M., and the second begins after Al`Isha prayer till 02:00 A.M. Restaurants, on the other hand, open the doors ahead Al-Maghrib prayer. They serve both Iftar and Sahour buffets.
Stores in Ramadan
If you are looking for a special Ramadan ambiance, visit the local markets` public realms. The city’s citizens are used to spending more time with their families during the spiritual nights of Ramadan by walking and shopping while wearing traditional clothes, Thop for men, and Jalabiya.
You can indulge in a religious ambiance in the spaces of Qasr al-Hukm, where you can hear the recitation of the Qur’an throughout the minarets of Imam Turki Bin Abdullah grand mosque; that reach the traditional stores around. For example, Almaigliah market which considers an authentic icon of the local culture. It provides the finest natural incense.
Additionally, there are many amazing shopping malls with unique stores, for example, Panorama Mall and Riyadh Park. In the last ten nights of Ramadan, working hours change during the last ten nights of Ramadan to remain open all day except the afternoon.
Restaurants in Ramadan
Many Riyadh restaurants intend to serve food by opening buffets inside tints, including traditional Saudi dishes such as samosa, lokma, Vimto juice, and dates with Arabic coffee. Hotels participate in making these kinds of buffets amidst spiritual Ramadan ambiances.
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