Qatif

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oil industry

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GRlA7npoJBo&feature related newspaper BBC Arabic Protests of 2012 Activists in Qatif first took to the streets in March 2011, demanding the release of political prisoners. Saudi Arabia 'day of rage' protest fizzles - Los Angeles Times In early January 2012, Riyadh ordered the arrest of 23 people responsible for unrest in the Eastern


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''' (الأحساء) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region was mostly known as '''Bahrain (Bahrain (historical region))''' (البحرين) from pre-Islamic times until 1521. Many Saudi history books articles call the Eastern Province '''Hasa and Qatif''' (الأحساء و القطيف) because the most famous ancient cities in it are Qatif and Al-Hasa. Most other cities—notably Dammam and Khobar—were built in the 20th century. * Dhahran: Oil industry center, site of Saudi Aramco headquarters. Its home to a major base of Royal Saudi Air Force and the most prestigious Saudi university, KFUPM. * Qatif: Large oasis on the coast of the Persian Gulf * Jubail: One of two major industrial cities in Saudi Arabia Road Eastern Province cities like Abqaiq, Dhahran, Hofuf, Jubail (Dhahran–Jubail Highway), Khafji, Khobar (Dammam-Khobar Highway), Ras Tanura, Sihat and Qatif (Gulf Road (Saudi Arabia) (Gulf Road)), as well as many cities in other parts of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 8-lane highways. Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40 (Highway 40 (Saudi Arabia)). It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway. Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait (Abu Hadriyah Highway), Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Geography and geology The Dhahran residential camp is a short distance west of downtown Al Khobar, the closest Saudi town to Dhahran, and its traditional shopping center, and about 15 km south of Dammam, both older Saudi port cities on the Persian Gulf. Looking farther afield, Dhahran is northeast of Abqaiq, also a Saudi Aramco compound, and southeast of Qatif, and further north, Ras Tanura, Saudi Aramco's main oil port. The island nation of Bahrain is also within easy driving distance to the east (about 20 miles) across a causeway from Al Khobar. Wikipedia:Qatif


history books

''' (الأحساء) under Ottoman rule, and the entire region was mostly known as '''Bahrain (Bahrain (historical region))''' (البحرين) from pre-Islamic times until 1521. Many Saudi history books articles call the Eastern Province '''Hasa and Qatif''' (الأحساء و القطيف) because the most famous ancient cities in it are Qatif and Al-Hasa. Most other cities—notably Dammam and Khobar—were built in the 20th century. * Dhahran: Oil industry center, site of Saudi Aramco


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as having been "executed for owning a Bible". Clive Davis: A LESSON IN TOLERANCE Cripe's Corner: May 2005 The Wall Street Journal Online - Featured Article !-- Bot


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


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


black stone

the beginning of the Islamic era in Bahrain. They turned Bahrain into the strongest state in the Persian Gulf and possibly, wider Middle East. They raided Baghdad and in 930 sacked Mecca and Medina, desecrating the Zamzam Well with the bodies of Hajj pilgrim and taking the Black Stone with them back to Bahrain where it remained for twenty years. The Qarmatians were eventually defeated by their Ismaili counterparts, the Abbasids in 976 and afterwards their power waned


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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

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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