Fri 09 October 2020:
Saudi Arabia’s al-Ahsa Oasis has entered the Guinness World Records as the largest self-contained oasis in the world.
Al-Ahsa is the largest stand-alone oasis in the world, with 2.5 million palm trees feeding from the huge aquifer, through 280 artesian wells, and over an area of more than 85.4 square kilometers (32.9 square miles), according to the site. “Guinness”-mail.
The Heritage Authority undertook the task of introducing the World Encyclopedia to the Al-Ahsa Oasis, one of the sites of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia registered on the World Heritage List of the United Nations for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), next to the city of stone in Al-Ula, the Al-Turaif neighborhood in the historic Ad Diriyah, the historical Jeddah, and the sites of rock paintings in Jubbah.
And Shuaims in Hail. Al-Ahsa, in addition to its environmental richness and natural heritage, is rich in historical and cultural depth, as many human civilizations have succeeded in it and was a strategic link with the world. It includes many national heritage sites, and the oldest history of human settlement dates back thousands of years. Its palm oasis is the largest palm oasis surrounded by sand in the world.
The “Guinness World Records” had registered the Maraya Theater in Al-Ula, the largest building covered with mirrors in the world this year, in addition to recording several national achievements to achieve records, and thus the Kingdom ranks second in the Arab world in the number of records in this global encyclopedia