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It’s a Date!

Dates come in many shapes, sizes, textures, and colors. Some are quite dry, hard, or chewy, and others are moist, sticky or gooey. There are hundreds of varieties of dates and they are very popular here in Saudi Arabia, eaten … Continue reading

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How About a Date?

We were driving along the streets of Jeddah the other day when suddenly traffic slowed to a crawl for several blocks. The reason for the traffic slow-down turned out to be a block long array of date stands where vendors … Continue reading

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Fresh Dates

Bunches of fresh dates such as this are readily available in most markets here in Jeddah.  Each date is about two and a half inches long.  They are crunchy and refreshing, similar to an apple in texture.  Dates are eaten … Continue reading

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Date Palm

This palm tree loaded with hundreds of dates grows along a street outside a home in the middle of the city. Click on photo to enlarge image.

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Hanging Dates

This vendor in Old Jeddah’s Bab Makkah Souk sells dates in a long chain which reminds me of the old sausage links I used to see hanging in the butcher shops when I was a child. (Click on photo to … Continue reading

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It’s a Date!

This open air market in northeast Jeddah sells ONLY dates – it’s about the size of a small strip mall. (Click on photo to enlarge image)

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