Saudi Arabia produces more dates than any other country in the world and they are the finest dates at that. The Palm date tree is nothing less than amazing it is the proud symbol on the Saudi flag after all. The Kingdom is home to over 40 varieties of dates. Date Palms produce fruit for over 70 years and offer about 400 pounds of fruit per season. Prophet Muhammad Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam said “There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim (in goodness), and that is the date palm tree.” [Book #65, Hadith #359]… Continue reading
I always want to take so many pictures of things to show you all around Saudi but it’s really hard. People hate cameras here and you find it extremely difficult to ever take any pictures even in a small shop like this people tend to think you want to steal their idea or have pictures of them, weird I know. What is really odd is that as much as people hate cameras you always see everyone with their
phones taking pictures and making videos. It’s kind of incognito and makes everyone feel more comfortable I guess.
Al-Tazaj is this amazing little chicken place that we have across Saudi Arabia. They have some of the best chicken that is infused with lemon and garlic. This is my son’s favorite place to eat and he always wants to go there. He went on and on about eating there this evening so that’s where we had our iftar. They offered everyone laban, dates, corn soup, samboosas and Fattoush to break their fast with and then we ordered chicken and fries. Of course you have to buy the basboosa since they have the best basboosa you will ever… Continue reading