Qatif

What is Qatif known for?


agricultural history

;, signifying the area's past agricultural history. The historic oasis area shows its first archaeological evidence of settlement beginning about 3500 BCE. It was known by other names, such as '''Al-Khatt''' ( ), immortalized in the poetry of `Antara ibn Shaddad, Tarafa ibn Al-`Abd, Bashar ibn Burd (in his famous Ba'yya), and others. The word "Khatty" became the preferred "kenning" for "spear" in traditional poetic writing until


people work

moved to Jubail. SABIC is the largest employer in Qatif, However, some Qatifi are also working in other oil, petrochemical, and engineering companies located in Dhahran, Khobar, Dammam, Ras Tanura, or Jubail. Some of Qatifi people work in public services, health care and education. The Qatif coastline is rich with shrimp and many varieties of fish. Qatif Fish Market is the largest in the Middle East. Qatif villages are known to have many date palms and other fruits. Education


past agricultural

;, signifying the area's past agricultural history. The historic oasis area shows its first archaeological evidence of settlement beginning about 3500 BCE. It was known by other names, such as '''Al-Khatt''' ( Wikipedia:Qatif


title strong

injured and 24 killed. Wikipedia:Qatif


traditional poetic

;, signifying the area's past agricultural history. The historic oasis area shows its first archaeological evidence of settlement beginning about 3500 BCE. It was known by other names, such as '''Al-Khatt''' ( ), immortalized in the poetry of `Antara ibn Shaddad, Tarafa ibn Al-`Abd, Bashar ibn Burd (in his famous Ba'yya), and others. The word "Khatty" became the preferred "kenning" for "spear" in traditional poetic writing until


national oil

. Human Rights Watch (Denied Dignity) As of 2009, the total population of Qatif was 474,573. Qatif has one of the lowest numbers of non-Saudi residents in the kingdom (only 59,808). Economy Saudi Aramco (the Saudi national oil company) completed the development of Qatif Project in October 2004, consisting facilities to produce


oil industry

Wikipedia:Qatif


news world

Saudi police open fire on protesters , RTHK, 11 March 2011 news world-middle-east-12708401 Saudi Arabia police open fire at protest in Qatif, BBC News, 10 Mar 2011 Further protests in Qatif continued throughout 2011.

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last Connolly url http: www.bbc.co.uk news world-middle-east-12514849 title Bahrain unrest: Protesters reoccupy Pearl Roundabout work BBC date 20 February 2011 accessdate 20 February 2011


massive+agricultural

. Tourism * Qatif is well known for its traditional markets (suqs) such as the weekly Thursday Market "Suq Alkhamees" and "Suq Waqif" * Beautiful esplanade along its shore * Tarout Island (Tarout) castle * It is also known for its massive agricultural areas that are rich in various types of vegetation and palm trees. * Qatif is also known for its old historical heritage which was influenced by the different civilizations that lived here over the centuries. This is reflected in the architecture of its old buildings that lie in the areas in the old villages of Qatif (Al-Awamiyah,Al-Qudaih,Al Qala'a etc...). Transport Airport Air travel is provided by King Fahd International Airport, the distance from the terminal to the city center is Wikipedia:Qatif


poetic writing

;, signifying the area's past agricultural history. The historic oasis area shows its first archaeological evidence of settlement beginning about 3500 BCE. It was known by other names, such as '''Al-Khatt''' ( Wikipedia:Qatif

Qatif

'''Qatif''' or '''Al-Qatif''' ( '') is a governorate and urban area (Governorates of Saudi Arabia) located in Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia), Saudi Arabia. It extends from Ras Tanura and Jubail in the north to Dammam in the south, and from the Persian Gulf in the east to King Fahd International Airport in the west. This region has its own municipality and includes the Qatif downtown and many other smaller cities and towns.

Qatif is one of the oldest settlements in Eastern Arabia, its history going back to 3500 BCE. Before the discovery of oil, Qatifi people used to work as merchants, farmers, and fishermen. However, in recent years, after the discovery of oil and establishment of Jubail Industrial City, most Qatifi people tend to work in the oil industry, public services, education and health-care sectors.

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