Special Ramadan celebrations held in Saudi Arabia
Ramadan has a distinctive atmosphere as the Kingdom comes alive with cultural events for its citizens and visitors at night.
The focal point is AlUla, which welcomed 180,000 people the previous year. It is a remarkable location with a verdant valley, imposing sandstone mountains, and old cultural heritage sites dating back thousands of years. It is situated in northwest Saudi Arabia.
For residents and guests who want to spend the holy month in a unique location rich in culture, history, and natural beauty, AlUla is holding a wide variety of festivals and activities till April 20.
A rich, two-week Ramadan program will be available to visitors to the city during this time, and it will include a celebration of regional poetry as part of Saudi Arabia’s Year of Arabic Poetry.
This history is mostly based on Samaritan poetry, and performances are typically accompanied by musical instruments like the tar and drums.
Musaharati can be seen in the Old Town’s alleys. They are individuals that stroll through residential areas while beating drums and reciting poems to awaken residents for sahoor.
Visitors congregate here for a community sahoor gathering in a traditional setting during Ramadan to participate in storytelling and play traditional Saudi board games.
In beautiful settings, Habitas AlUla, Cloud7 Residence, and Banyan Tree AlUla serve iftar and sahoor offerings.
In addition, visitors can enjoy a movie at Cinema Al-Jadidah or take immersive excursions of historic sites like Hegra and Dadan.
A special Ramadan staycation package from Banyan Tree AlUla Hotel and Resort includes a set sahoor cuisine in-villa, a 60-minute spa treatment per person every night, and free yoga sessions.
According to Khalid Al-Rabiah, the CEO of Ghamra Adventures Agency in Riyadh, a particular program is offered throughout Ramadan for people who want to take advantage of the Kingdom’s beautiful natural surroundings.
The greatest time to go outside and enjoy nature during Ramadan, he explained, is between 3 p.m. and 8 a.m. during our program times during Ramadan.