Pearls of Farasan offer a deep dive into the past

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Sat, 2024-05-11 20:52

RIYADH: Farasan Islands’ Hareed festival, which concluded recently, marked the start of annual pearl fishing trips, an ancient skill and a major source of the islanders’ prosperity.

Ships once carried 30 to 40 islanders in search of pearls, a lucrative source of income in previous centuries.


Pearls played a major role in Farasan’s commercial and economic activity. (SPA)

Ships once carried 30 to 40 islanders in search of pearls, a lucrative source of income in previous centuries. (SPA)
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