The special terminal for the Hajj pilgrims at the airport in Jeddah is quite unique. It appears to be dozens upon dozens of white tents, however in actuality it is a structure made of teflon coated fiberglass which is perfectly suited to resist heat, humidity and changes in the weather. This terminal was specially built to accommodate the millions of Muslim pilgrims who flock to Mecca each year during the roughly 10 day Hajj period. Masses of people arrive by air within days of each other. They are bussed around to visit the same Islamic sites in the same order. Then they depart the country at roughly the same time as well. Suitably handling this amount of people traveling all at once can be a logistical nightmare.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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