Published — Monday 18 April 2016
JEDDAH: The removal of the temporary mataf has allowed for a direct majestic and spiritual view of the Kaaba.
The ongoing operations revealed an impressive view of the Kaaba for the first time since the expansion project of the northern and western sides began, allowing for a beautiful view of the Kaaba.
Elderly and disabled visitors, women and children have all been able to enjoy the direct view of the Kaaba without entering into the crowded mataf area.
The new platform, parallel to the Kaaba, has transformed the place into a daily race among pilgrims and visitors to get to the place overlooking the Kaaba, particularly during the hours between Asr and Ishaa prayers, said one Moroccan visitor, praising the unique view and building methods that allow for open spaces and direct view.
“You helped us hold our heads high before the world with the grand expansion project,” one visitor said.