Happy, holy spending in Saudi Arabia
Gulf News | Lucien Zeigler | 8.4.12
The spending associated with the fasting month of Ramadan contributes handsomely to expansion of the Saudi economy. The month of fasting, this time spanning from July 20 to August 19, is noted for enticing a large of visitors to the Grand Mosque in Makkah for Ramadan Umrah. In fact, a significant amount of money is projected to be infused into the Saudi economy during the last 10 days of Ramadan, the most common period for pilgrims to visit the holy shrines other than the annual Haj. The period coincides with revelation of the holy Quran.