Landmarks of Al-Ahsa

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Al-Ahsa or Al-Hasa, as in the Saudi dialect, is the gateway to the Arab Gulf countries, and its origin is a natural oasis, and it is one of the governorates of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is located in the eastern side of the country, but the largest province in the country in terms of area, where its area in the centers that follow is approximately 534,000 km 2, i.e. Almost a quarter of the area of ​​the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
It is bordered on the north by Al-Baqiq Governorate, on the eastern side by the Gulf of Salwa and the Arabian Gulf, and on the southern side by Oman, and on the western side by the Dahna Desert, the population of Al-Ahsa has reached approximately 1,063,112 people, of whom 870,535 are Saudi nationals and 192,535 are residents, according to 2010 estimates. .

The importance of Al-Ahsa

It is a large oasis with many palm trees, and it is the largest palm oasis at the level of the Arab world, called by some the title of the palm sea, as it contains vast areas of palm trees on its lands, and the number of palm trees in it is estimated at about 3 million palm trees, producing more than 100,000,000 tons Of dates annually, i.e. 10% of the kingdom’s dates production, as the Al-Ahsa region is desert surrounded by sand from all sides, in addition to the presence of many archaeological sites in it.

Landmarks of Al-Ahsa

There are many sights in Al-Ahsa, most notably:

  • Al-Ahsa Heritage Village: It is a heritage village that used to be a farm for the Saudi Hassan Baqir Al-Hussein, which has been transformed into a heritage village that expresses the ancient Al-Ahsa. It is a magnet for writers, poets and researchers of the ancient heritage.
  • Yellow Lake: It is a lake located in the eastern side of the city of Al-Omran, which is affiliated with Al-Ahsa.
  • Al-Jawhariya Eye: It is a world of water famous worldwide, and it exists in its fresh water for passing, it has a large oval shape, pouring two nozzles from both sides, characterized by its cold water in summer.
  • Gwatha Village Mosque: It is the second mosque in which Friday prayers were held after the Prophet’s Mosque, about 17 km away from the Hofuf area, built by the sons of Abdul Qais when they declared their Islam, and the remains of its relics are still preserved until now.
  • Ibrahim Palace: Located on the northern side of the Kut region, this palace was the main headquarters of the Ottoman Empire’s pub in Hofuf, in Al-Ahsa, which King Abdulaziz Al Saud seized in 1913 AD and annexed Al-Ahsa.
  • Sahoud Palace: This palace is located in Al-Hazm neighborhood in the middle of Al-Mubarraz city and it is the second largest city of Al-Ahsa.
  • The continent’s mountain: It is a mountain in the middle of the green oasis in Al-Ahsa, about 12 km away from the Hofuf area, and it is one of the most famous heritage and tourist attractions in Al-Ahsa.


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