JEDDAH: FOUZIA KHAN
Saturday 11 August 2012
Last Update 11 August 2012 12:45 pm
The month of Ramadan not only enhances the spirit of Islam, but entertainment as well. Celebrating the month of Ramadan in Jeddah is famous in the whole world due to the city’s lifestyle during this holy month.
Several malls in Jeddah have prepared entertainment programs for the public. One of them is Red Sea Mall. They started an awareness and knowledge competition and a treasure hunt program, in which children have to collect 10 stickers in different colors from 10 zones in the mall to get an instant gift.
“We not only organize a treasure hunt game for children to keep them busy and let them think and move around to collect stickers and complete the treasure hunt map but also conduct an awareness competition program, where children get information about religion, general knowledge and at the same time entrainment,” said Turki Addas, operational manager at Red Sea Mall.
Children and adults participating in the competition have to answer different questions on general knowledge and religion to get a gift voucher. The visitors, especially the youngsters, are very excited.
Nasir Majed Al-Kahtani, a 16-year-old boy, told Arab News: “My friends and I are visiting the mall every now and then, and the treasure hunt program is really adventurous. We love to complete the task.”
He continued: “The knowledge competition is also very helpful in increasing our knowledge and is quite interesting. A number of children and adults took part in this with enthusiasm.”
Another youth, Ahmed Yousef, also said he liked the awareness competition: “The anchor asked different questions on religion and general knowledge, which not only helped us to increase our knowledge, but also encouraged the visitors to give as many answers as they could to get the gift voucher. It’s a good idea, as in Ramadan many people come to the mall for shopping. Through this, they — and especially children who get bored of shopping — can take part in such competitions, which not only entertain them, but also increase their knowledge and let their brain do some work,” said Yousef.
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