Dates with destiny as Al-Ahsa joins list of world treasures

  • Neolithic human settlements and hot water springs made the site in Saudi Arabia a prime candidate for UNESCO
  • Al-Ahsa gets its name from the nature of its land; in Arabic, Al-Ahsa is a plural word of “Al-Hisa” which refers to the accumulated sand with a solid base underneath. When it rains, the sand prevents the sun from drying up the water. 
By Ruba Obaid - & - Rashid Hassan ·