Dates plantation in al-Qatif
Many times during my stay in Saudi Arabia that I have visited dates plantation that belongs to a Qatifi friend which is really an amazing experience. Although almost all parts of date trees have many uses, the fruit itself is a real treat.
I remember my Saudi friends use to enjoy the yellow ones which are still young but I myself enjoy the ripe ones which are sweet and nutritious. There are hundreds of varieties of dates but I guess I have tasted the best variety straight from the tree.
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Prophet Elisha in Al Awjam, Qatif, Eastern Provinc
The graveyard of the prophet Elisha in Al Wajam, one of Qatif villages, can be one of the off the beaten path in Qatif.
According to Wikipedia Web site, Elisha was a Biblical prophet. In Latin, (and in English to some Catholics) he is known as Eliseus; however, the standard English form of the name has been "Elisha," at least since the introduction of the King James Version of the Bible.
Anyway, he is also a prophet in Islam under the name Al-Yasa.
Quraan, the Islam holy book says, (And remember Ismail (Ishmael), Al Yasaa (Elisha) and Dhul Kifl (Isaiah), all are among the best) Sorat Sad 48.
His graveyard really was neglected in the past few decades, few number of visitors go there, and its not really in good shape.
Al Awjam is inlind town of Qatif, and it will be very easy to find your way to there by Dammam Jubail highway, or from Qatif by Ohod Road.