8 Interesting Facts about the Quran Gateway to Makkah

Most of you must have visited Saudi Arabia for Umrah, Hajj or any other purpose once in your lifetime. After landing at 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.[irp]

1-It is known as the Quran Gateway.

2-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.

3-The gateway was designed by an Egyptian architect, Samir Elabd in 1979.

4-The structure is a huge open Holy Quran kept on a Quran stand.

5-The structure is so huge that it covers eight lanes of traffic including a center highway divider.

6-The sides of the stand have a beautiful blue and green glass windows attached to the walls.

7-Only Muslims are allowed to enter the Holy cities of Madinah and Makkah.

8-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