They say it's the Dates Plantation. But actually the plantation is not so great. They only have one shop that sells various kind of Dates and other snack related to Dates and various of nut; Pistachio, Almond, Macademia etc.
The Famous kind of Dates is the Prophet's Dates. It's sooo good!..not to sweet and very mild to chew.
But also very expensive, it costs SR 80 for 1 Kg while other dates around SR 15-40/ Kg. The ultimate selling point is there are a hadits mentions: If you eat 7 dates (of this kind), you'll be save from any poison or toxic in a day. Hmm..
I ended up bought the Sufi Dates, costly SR 20/Kg, and we thought it almost as good as the Famous one. Only less sweet, but it's perfect for my aching teeth.
What to buy: Dates...everykind of them!
What to pay: SR 20 - SR 200 depends how many you want it.
medina is very famous by its dates.
you can find them everywhere, even just outside the mosque...
there are a lot of kind of them, from the green one until the one with peanut in it.
they're usually in boxes or sell in kilos.
the one in package is a good one if you want to buy for someone.
Another must buy thing is the prayer beads or rosaries,they come in all sorts of colours,you can buy one for 1 Riyal or a dozen(12)for 10 Riyals,which is a little more than 2USD$.
The Best Place To Buy Dates , Pistachio, Almonds And Raisins, nuts Etc. Which Are Abundant And Cheap Here.
What to buy: The 'Ajwah Dates Which Can Fetch Almost SR100 In Singapore.
Madina has a large plantation for roses,
it`s sold in small boxes,only the petels,for culinary purpose.
What to pay: A box usually costs about 15-20 Riyals
Another thing Madina is famous for is it`s mint,thyme and herbs.
It`s used for adding aroma to your tea,or boiling it and drinking it alone.
Medina is know for its dates. They are of various varieties which vary vastly in price.
Pilgrims also buy mushwak, twigs for cleaning the teeth.
What to buy: dates
What to pay: from 3 to 30 riyals depending on the quality
i love the scarf sellers. I always return with a bag full of beautiful scarves. At 5 SRs (about $1.50) each, a real bargain.
What to buy: Scarves, prayer carpets, Qur'ans, abayas, gold, bakhoor
What to pay: Bargain!
i found the product just outside bir ali mosque. it's so interesting & colorful. i can't help not to take picture of it.
i didn't buy the peanuts buy i bet it's delicious :)
What to buy: peanuts... peanuts...