ISSN: 0041-4255
e-ISSN: 2791-6472

Mehmet Mehdi İlhan

Keywords: Qatif, Persian Gulf, Saudi Arabia, Ottoman Empire, 1551, History


The historical importance of the Eastern Region of Saudi Arabia can never be denied; Al-Hasa may have the fame as an oasis, but Katif as part of it is of no less importance. The territory of Katif is divided from Al-Hasa province by an intervening range of hills, the most famous of which is know as Jabal Mushahhar. This hill, seven hundred feet high, falls about ten miles to the south of Katif.