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Al Qassim Province

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Al -Qassim province is known as the agricultural capital of Saudi Arabia. Located near the center of the Arabian Peninsula, Al-Qassim’s capital city Buraydah is where 60% of its total population lives. This province is best known for its rich agriculture where it grows more than eight million palm trees. This is why Al-Qassim is one of the largest producers of dates in the Middle East with an annual production of 205,000 tons of luxury dates.

Al-Qassim is popular because of the quality of its dates that it's capital city Buraydah holds the biggest festival for dates in the world every September.

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The best experiences and tours in Al Qassim province

Al-Qassim province may be popular for its delicious dates, but the region also has other things to offer, making it worth your visit. Here are the top tours that you can take to enjoy Al-Qassim:

The Al-Qassim Day Tour. Most travel operators in Saudi Arabia offer day tours to Al-Qassim because it’s near Riyadh and you can enjoy different activities here for a day and get back to the capital after. In this tour, you can explore different parts of Buraydah including its camel market, some historical museums and of course, the souqs.


The best things to see and do in Al Qassim province


Al-Qassim province is certainly a must-visit when you’re in Saudi Arabia and here are the top things that you can do while in this part of the country:

See the Al Shinanah Tower. This 200-year-old watchtower has seen history unfold in the city of Al Rass, making it one of the most significant buildings in the entire region.

Discover Al Bukayriyah City. Located 40 minutes from Buraydah, the beautiful city of Al Bukayriyah is a gem with only 25,000 residents, making it the perfect spot for experiencing local life in the province. This beautiful city also has the charm of a small village, and its warm climate is inviting enough for you to explore it.

Explore Al Bassam Heritage House. This heritage house showcases the rich culture of the Al Qassim region, and you can also visit the souq nearby to enjoy traditional Arabian food and shop for different products sold by the locals.

Enjoy the dates festival. If you’re visiting in September, head to Buraydah for the largest dates festival in the world where both locals and tourists flock the city to buy or sell the best quality dates. Here, you’ll see some of the best dates in the world, so make sure you take some home.


The best time to visit Al Qassim province


Al Qassim province is available for tourists all year round. But if you want to explore the region without fighting the sweltering heat, you have to book your trip between November and December. During this time, Buraydah and the rest of Al Qassim has the perfect warm weather, making it easier for you to enjoy your trip.

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