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