Al-Ahsa Oasis entered the Guinness World Records as the largest self-contained oasis in the world. According to ‘Guinness’ website, the oasis includes more than 2.5 million palm trees feeding on a huge aquifer through 280 artesian spring and extending over an area of more than 85,4 square kilometers.
The Heritage Commission undertook the task of introducing the World Encyclopedia to Al-Ahsa Oasis, one of the Saudi Arabia registered in the World Heritage List of ‘UNESCO’, along with the other registered sites; Al-Hijr in Al-Ula, Al-Turaif neighborhood in historic Ad Diriiyah, historic Jeddah, and the sites of rock art in Jubbah and Shuaimis in Hail.
Al-Ahsa does not only enjoy a rich environment 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.
The ‘Guinness World Records’ had registered the Maraya concert hall in Al-Ula 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 Record.