So far 15,000 people have visited Hara Makkawiya, an exhibition that showcases the ancient heritage of Makkah and its people, since it opening in the city recently.
Located at Al-Zahir neighborhood, the exhibition will continue for the next four months.
“The exhibition focuses on various traditional crafts, Al-Bait Al-Makki Museum and productive families. It is an initiative aiming to give visitors a clear idea about Makkah’s ancient neighborhoods and alleys. It reflects Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal’s vision, which highlights the importance of developing human resources and the land to enhance the Islamic identity of Makkah,” said Sheikh Adel Ameen Hafiz, who conceived the idea of the museum and who is also the chief of Al-Nuzha neighborhood.
The exhibition, which is held outdoors in the open air, also showcases the traditional architectural style of buildings in Makkah. The architectural style puts emphasis on the main characteristics of the people of Makkah — kindness and chivalry and generosity.
Hammam Sadiq, the exhibition supervisor, said visitors can get a chance to know about over 25 trades, which used to be the main business activities for making a living for most people decades ago. More info
By Hara Makkawiya saudigazette.com.sa