24/05/2014 (Arab News – KSA): Wedding halls in Jeddah are 90 percent booked as the busy summer holiday season approaches, owners told Arab News on Wednesday. Many people get married, hold birthday parties or other celebrations during summer, they say. Hassan Dulaimi, the owner of a hall in Jeddah, said he has stopped taking bookings until after Dhul Qadah. “People tend to have their parties during Shaban, Shawwal, and Dhul Qadah. In Ramadan bookings fall to under 50 percent because of the longstanding habit of people in Jeddah to shy away from having any wedding celebrations in this month, except in very rare cases,” he said. “A hall that can accommodate more than 500 people, together with the required supplies for the event, would cost around SR20,000. But in Ramadan, it costs about half that amount.”..