Saudi: Al-Ahsa named as world’s largest oasis by Guinness

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Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ahsa Oasis entered the Guinness World Records as the largest self-contained oasis in the world. According to the “Guinness” website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a huge aquifer through 280 artesian springs and extending over an area of more than 85.4 square kilometers (32.9 square miles).

Al-Ahsa does not only enjoy a rich environmental heritage but also runs back deep in history and civilization, as it witnessed many civilizations and was a strategic communication bridge with the world. It includes many national heritage sites and the oldest human settlements dating back thousands of years. Its date-palm oasis is the largest palm oasis surrounded by sand in the world.

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The “Guinness World Records” had registered the Maraya concert hall in AlUla this year as the largest building covered with mirrors in the world, in addition to several record-breaking Saudi achievements. Saudi Arabia has been placed second in the Arab world in the number of Guinness World Records.

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