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Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market

The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the kingdom

Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market
Saudi men sell dates from the back of their trucks during the first day of the Buraydah Dates Festival in Buraydah, 400 kms northwest Riyadh, on September 1, 2012. The festival site covers an area of 300,000 square meters that can accommodate 2,000 trucks and cold-storage vehicles. The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the Kingdom as well as from neighboring Gulf and Arab countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market
Saudis display dates for sale from the back of trucks during the first day of the Buraydah Dates Festival in Buraydah, 400 kms northwest Riyadh, on September 1, 2012. The festival site covers an area of 300,000 square meters that can accommodate 2,000 trucks and cold-storage vehicles. The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the Kingdom as well as from neighboring Gulf and Arab countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market
A Saudi man walks between boxes of dates during the first day of the Buraydah Dates Festival in Buraydah, 400 kms northwest Riyadh, on September 1, 2012. The festival site covers an area of 300,000 square meters that can accommodate 2,000 trucks and cold-storage vehicles. The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the Kingdom as well as from neighboring Gulf and Arab countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market
Saudi men sell dates from the back of their trucks during the first day of the Buraydah Dates Festival in Buraydah, 400 kms northwest Riyadh, on September 1, 2012. The festival site covers an area of 300,000 square meters that can accommodate 2,000 trucks and cold-storage vehicles. The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the Kingdom as well as from neighboring Gulf and Arab countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market
Saudi men sell dates from the back of their trucks during the first day of the Buraydah Dates Festival in Buraydah, 400 kms northwest Riyadh, on September 1, 2012. The festival site covers an area of 300,000 square meters that can accommodate 2,000 trucks and cold-storage vehicles. The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the Kingdom as well as from neighboring Gulf and Arab countries. (AFP/Getty Images)
Saudi Arabia’s Buraydah date market
A Saudi man buys dates from the back of a truck during the first day of the Buraydah Dates Festival in Buraydah, 400 kms northwest Riyadh, on September 1, 2012. The festival site covers an area of 300,000 square meters that can accommodate 2,000 trucks and cold-storage vehicles. The Buraydah date market, the largest in the world, operates around the clock, receiving clients from different parts of the Kingdom as well as from neighboring Gulf and Arab countries. (AFP/Getty Images)