A lively Ramadan morning on al-Khobar Corniche
During the Holy Month, the early morning bustles with activity.
It was 3 a.m. on Friday morning in al-Khobar Corniche, and despite the fact that dawn prayer was about to start in few minutes, the place was lively as if it were 8 p.m. on a weeknight.
People of all ages roamed around on their bicycles, and skaters were practiced their hobby on the designated area across from Al-Khobar tower while a number of families were sitting on the grass having their Suhoor meal. Others chose to dine in the nearby restaurants that work into late hours during Ramadan.
Saudis and expats of all ages were walking around the corniche and enjoying the Gulf breezes, small talk and serious conversations resonating in the early morning air. Meanwhile, others were oblivious to their surroundings as they stared at their phones intently.
As the prayer time approached, people wrapped up their picnics differently. A few simply left the corniche, others headed to pray in nearby mosques, while others stayed put, sitting around their Suhoor meals.