Brisk business is being as hundreds of tons of high-quality dates, harvested in the Qassim region, are being brought into the festival.
The farming community in Qassim, which was once renowned for harvesting quality wheat, now harvests the “Sukkari” type of dates, considered one of the most popular kinds, both in the Kingdom and in the Gulf region at large.
They receive 1,500 vehicles loaded with dates daily and have provided employment for nearly 2,500 people, who do
“We have noted a 12-percent sales increase compared with previous years. The
“In fact, sales are expected to further increase from Monday and last two weeks. This is considered peak season for the market.”
More than 25 million kg of dates
There are three main categories of dates: soft,
Collection by: M. Ajmal