Al Qatif Travel Guide

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Al Qatif Things to Do

  • Moharam Cermoney

    I think it is a wonderful idea to see how the people of the city of Qatif celebrate the first ten days of Moharam.The event celebrated to recall the sad event of grandson of Islam prophet death some 1300 years ago. In the first ten days of the month of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar, Qatif turns to be a places of mourning. The...

  • Al Dokhalah Festival, Sanabis, Tarut...

    Its one of oldest but still becoming more popular by time as an annual festival in Sanabis town, east of Tarout Island. People celebrated this event since so so long year ago. The even take place in Eid Al Adha, or the Eid of pilgrimage. The cermoney is so simple, few days before the Eid, all families would plant some types of herbs in small...

  • Krakshoon or Qerqiaan Festivals

    Qatifi people celebrate what locally called Krakshoon or Qerqiaan where kids wear very beautiful dress especially young ladies. The celebrations take place twice a year, first in mid of Shaban, the eighth month of Islamic Calander, and the second take place in mid of Ramdan, the fasting month for Muslims.The celebration mainly for the brithday of...


Al Qatif Restaurants

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    AL TANOUR: Qatif sandwich growing local fast food

    by anees Updated Jul 16, 2007

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    They have started their business with a hole in the wall sandwich shop some 15 years ago as i think, but now, they turned to become the most successful sandwich chain in town, with a very good business. and I love eating their sandwiChs.
    They have several branchs including two in down town Qatif, one in Alquds street, one in Saihat town.
    Qatif is about 20 km north Dammam city,

    Favorite Dish: All kind of sandwiches in very good prices. They have space for you to setdown and eat your food, and you can take your sandwiches out. You may prefer to set by the nearby sea side.

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Al Qatif Shopping

  • Shopping for Fish

    The oldest regonal fish market with history of more than 150 years old, and the largest where local fishermen come to sell up to 250 ton of fresh fish every day either to the big traders, or to the normal customers.The maket is open every day, the big selling waves happen twice a day, in early morning, and shortly after the sunset. Tons and Tons of...

  • Fish Market

    These are fresh fish. You have a wide range of selection from the many kinds. This picture shows you few kinds.Click on the picture to see it larger and more clear. Fish $2 - $7 per kilo

  • Traditional [Thuresday] Market

    This market called Souk Alkhamees , which means Thursday Market. It opens weekly on Thur morning.If you go in summer, try to be there before 8:00AM (sun is so hot). They open much earlier. If you go in winter, you may go even at 11:00AM. They close 11:30AM and sometimes at 12:30PM. There are small stuff made by hands. You can find stuff made from...


Al Qatif Local Customs

  • A Wedding Celebration - Arabian Style

    These are some of the photos I managed to have during the wedding celebration of a Saudi officemate. I did not even have a glance of the bride, and no one ever will. As it was my first and last wedding event, I did not have a clue on how the ceremony took place. It could be very private with only the close family members and relatives present.It...

  • Collective Wedding Party (Up To 32...

    Its been fashionable in the past 15 years for many people in Qatif, Dammam, and Al Ahsa of Eastern province of Saudi Arabia to plan their wedding parties to be collective one with several other couples. In some wedding parties, We've seen up to 32 couples celebrated their wedding together aiming to reduce costs, and to have more people attending...

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Al Qatif Off The Beaten Path

  • 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...

  • Prophet Elisha in Al Awjam, Qatif,...

    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...

  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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