Wadi Dawkah is a major place where the frankincense tree (boswellia sacra) can still be found and frankincense is harvested to this day. The wadi seasonally drains the north-south mountains disappearing into the desert of the ´Empty Quarter´, the Rub al Khali. The trees grow in the alluvial bed of the wadi under the extreme heat of this region.
Date of Inscription: 2000
Ref: 1010 (Unesco.Org)
Thank you Marina for this fascinating heritage site card.
1973 Stamp- National Day