Most of you must have visited Saudi Arabia for Umrah, Hajj or any other purpose once in your lifetime. After landing on the Jeddah airport, you need to take a ride to enter Makkah. You must have noticed a huge Quran gateway entrance before entering Makkah. Those who have not visited the place let me tell you about this beautiful gateway to Makkah. It is a beautiful gateway and almost all the Muslim residents of Saudi Arabia has seen it.
- It is known as the Quran Gateway.
- It is located in Makkah on the Jeddah Makkah Highway and is 27Km away from Masjid-ul-Haram. You can easily notice the structure while entering the premises of Makkah from West.
- The gateway was designed by an Egyptian architect, Samir Elabd in 1979.
- The structure is a huge open Holy Quran kept on a Quran stand.
- The structure is so huge that it covers eight lanes of traffic including a center highway divider.
- The sides of the stand have beautiful blue and green glass windows attached to the walls.
- Only Muslims are allowed to enter the Holy cities of Madinah and Makkah.
- This is not only an impressive structure from the point of view of tourism but in fact soothes eyes of all Muslims when one enters the Holy city.
Source: Susie of Arabia
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