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The Entertainment Festival “Makkah Brings Us Together” Draws Large Crowds

The "Makkah brings us together" event was introduced this week by the Royal Commission for Makkah City and the Holy Sites, drawing sizable numbers of locals and tourists.

The 10-day free festival includes "Harat Al-Tayyibin" outside the event’s entrance. In the venue guests may view exhibitions from more than 30 families and craftsmen as well as regional goods.

In a separate section, kids may take part in theatrical performances, storytelling, cartoon movies, riding bicycles, face painting, and sketching. The children's area also has games including the ambassador challenge, cheetah race, video games, arcade, and boxing.

Eng. Saleh bin Ibrahim Al-Rasheed, CEO of the Royal Commission for Makkah City, stated to Arab News that the event aims to enhance Makkah's quality of life, including through entertainment, and contribute to the realization of the objectives of the Kingdom's Vision 2030 by enhancing the visitor experience and generating opportunities for the events industry.

Al-Rasheed further said, “What distinguishes the event is that it reflects Makkah heritage’s and the old neighborhood in all its urban and cultural details, in addition to entertainment technology. It is a mix between the past and the present.”

The festival also includes a common activity area with a broad range of technical and sporting activities including billiards, backgammon, endurance and strength games, as well as a huge screen showing movies and other visual media. There is also a zip-lining adventure section and a wall climbing facility for tourists to enjoy.

The festival also offers a variety of team activities including table tennis, hockey, jenga, XO, golf, and other challenge games. The "Hospice" (Takiyyah) neighborhood has locations for shopping, local antiquities, as well as dining and drinking establishments.

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