Al Hasa

Hasa, Al

(äl hä`sä, hă`sə), region, E Saudi Arabia, on the Persian Gulf. Administrated as the Eastern Province, HofufHofuf
or Al Hufuf
, town (1993 pop. 225,847), E Saudi Arabia. Textile manufacturing, food processing, and Arabian horse breeding are important economic activities. It is also a trade center for dates, wheat, and fruit and has a large mosque.
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 is the chief town. Dates, wheat, and rice are produced. It was taken from the Turks in 1914 by Ibn Saud. The discovery of large oil reserves in the 1930s transformed the region and is Saudi Arabia's chief oil-producing area.
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Caravans used to take the coastal routes from Abu Dhabi to Qatar, Al Hasa, Al Hofoof, Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and then from Riyadh to Makkah.
As soon as it was informed about the sad accident by Al Hasa Traffic Directorate of the Eastern Province, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately sent one of its employees to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to follow up on the necessary procedures of getting death certificates and traffic reports to repatriate the bodies.
The largest cities include Dammam, Al Hasa, Al Jubail, Ras Tanura, Dhahran, Al Khobar, and Al Qatif.
To help prepare the workforce, Aramco signed a Memorandum of Understanding in December with the Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), the Saline Water Conversion Corporation, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), the Saudi Electricity Company, General Electric (GE), and Siemens, to establish National Power Academies in the Dammam and Al Hasa areas.
The first campus of the NPA will be located in Dammam, with an expected start date before the end of 2016, and a second campus being planned for Al Hasa is scheduled to open in 2018.
Elsewhere in the Kingdom, it is working on a villas project for the Saudi Arabian National Guard in Al Hasa, King Saud University in Riyadh and Golden Tower in Jeddah.
Refined Food Company, General Mills, Al Alali, Artisanal Producers, Al Rasheed Food Co, Almarai Group, Pain D'or, Al Hasa Automatic Bakeries Co, Hilwani and Tahhan Food Co, Al-Oumara Bakery, Cereal Partners Worldwide S.
Majid, who claims he came Saudi Arabia's north-eastern province of Al Hasa, said he just completed university and would like to see Dubai for himself, but ran out of money.
In the kingdom, Arabtec is building a large-scale residential project, with 5,000 villas, in Al Hasa in the Eastern Province, and expects further major awards given the strong infrastructure investment and demand for specialised construction services in the country.
Health Matrix, a specialized healthcare IT company with operating offices in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, has announced a new strategic alliance with Prince Sultan Cardiac Centre - Al Hasa (PSCCH) to implement a key policy and procedure (P&P) management system at its facility.
The country is bordered to the South by Saudi Arabia's Al Hasa desert region and Iraq to the northwest.