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The oasis covers an area of over 85.4 square kilometers…
UNESCO World Heritage site breaks world record for largest self-contained oasis…
Al-Ahsa Oasis is one of the largest and most famous natural oases in the world, with over 3 million palm trees producing delicious dates. The place is widely considered to have the greenest and most fertile land in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The region contains prominent archaeological and historical sites — some that date back to 6,000 B.C. — and has achieved three Arab and international accolades in the last four years.
Al-Ahsa is an oasis rich with green spaces and water springs, and was home to many ancient civilizations, some that existed as far back as 6,000 BC. It contains the most prominent archaeological and historical sites in Saudi Arabia, and has achieved three Arab and international accolades in the last four years.
Officials in Al-Ahsa congratulated King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman after the city was named Arab Tourism Capital for 2019 by the Arab Ministerial Council for Tourism on Wednesday.
In the oases of Al-Ahsa region, nestled in east Saudi Arabia, there are historical landmarks of palaces and ancient buildings in the palm groves, which was officially included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List, last June.
Prince Sultan bin Salman, President and Chairman of the board of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Heritage (SCTH), announced on Friday that the Saudi al-Ahsa Oasis, an Evolving Cultural Landscape has been officially included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List.