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Have you ever heard about Buraidah … the largest date market in Saudi Arabia?

By :Marwa Mahmoud

Buraidah Dates Market is located in the city of Buraidah in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is the largest city in the production and export of the finest types of dates in the Kingdom,

The market is located specifically in Rabaesha region as its main place, and it extends from August, and then continues for a period of three months Continuous.

It is consider as a major date festival is held in the city, and it is noted that it is the largest date market on the world level, where it is more than 60 years old.

General information about Buraidah Market

There is a lot of information about Buraidah Market, including the following:

The market offers more than thirty types of dates of different sizes, shapes, and types.

 This market is a popular market on the land of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and thousands are waiting for it.

 People come from all over the world; In order to seize the opportunity and buy dates from it.

  Buraidah Festival receives two hundred thousand tons of dates resulting from the harvest of more than eight million palm trees.

 The market is run by 800 Saudi youths, and provides about 3,000 job opportunities, and many small projects in related professions

 The area of ​​the Buraidah dates market is about 165 thousand square meters.

 Sukkari dates are considered the best and most popular types of dates in this market, and their prices vary according to their quality and large size.

Saudis and dates

 Saudis rely heavily on dates, as they are not just an important agricultural crop, but rather one of the strategic commodities in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

  Saudis associate dates  with religious, historical, and geographical ties, and women believe that it is the best food to be eaten, as it is Maryam Bint Imran’s food, peace be upon her, while men consider it a complete food.

It is noteworthy that the Saudi consumption of dates constitutes most of local production, which amounts to about one million tons annually.

 They consume 40% of the local production during the holy month of Ramadan, and there are many date markets in various regions of the Kingdom, but the Buraidah market for dates is the largest producer, and the largest in purchasing power.