Pilgrims flock to Corniche

Haj pilgrims have been flocking to the shores of the Red Sea to take in the sights and relax.

TAKING IN THE SIGHTS: Haj pilgrims at the Corniche in Jeddah this week. (Photo by Irfan Mohammed)

They arrive in luxury buses to visit the famous Fatimah Al-Zahra Mosque, commonly known as the “Floating Mosque.”
Many pilgrims believe that the mosque is at the grave site of Fatima, the daughter of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Most of the pilgrims walking along the Corniche and sitting on the pathways and beach are from Indonesia.

They often stay from around 10 a.m. until after sunset, using their cameras and mobile phones to take photographs of the local landmarks.

Indonesians living in Jeddah have set up food stalls selling popular dishes to their compatriots. Others use instant cameras to take pictures for SR10 each.


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