Al Baddad sets up halls for Souk Okaz, Hajj camp
Riyadh, September 29, 2010
Al Baddad has finished equipping mobile halls and furnishings in preparation for the opening ceremony of the fourth edition of Souk Okaz, a mega cultural event in Makkah.
Al Baddad has built ten mobile halls with an area of 8,500 sqm in less than twenty days. All the halls are distinguished for their high quality and height of around nine metres, with no pillars inside that may impede the movement of participants and visitors, a statement said.
Special attention was given to the main hall, known as the “smart hall”, with an area of 5,250 sqm, housing bleachers that can seat more than 3,000 people. This hall is unique, given its availability in the market and its steadiness, and Al Baddad is the first company to construct such a hall in the Middle East and North Africa. The other surrounding halls are set up to be used as offices, waiting halls and support services facilities, it said.
All the halls and equipment surpass internationally-recognised standards of security and safety and are also fireproof and heat insulated, said the statement.
For the eighth consecutive year, Al-Baddad will be setting up a camp for pilgrims with an area exceeding 142,000 sqm in the holy region of Al Mashaer.
In preparation for the Hajj season that attracts millions of people from around the world, the company prepped up a number of mobile halls to house huge numbers of guests. The halls are characterised with different shapes and sizes, ranging from pyramidal to dome-shaped and golden. Additional halls were also constructed to serve as medical clinics and public bathrooms.
Paying close attention to the internal design of the halls, the top-notch furnishing included carpets, lighting, air conditioning systems, and necessary equipment. Al-Baddad has also provided all the heavy equipment, from electric generators to cranes and transportation means.
Al-Baddad is an active player in the Saudi market, with important events that include the Taif Festival, Hael Desert Rally, Ihsaa Festival and the book fairs in Islamic University and Tiba University in Medina.-TradeArabia News Service