“Downtown Yanbu” is the real city where most people live – both foreigners and locals. This part could be described as old Yanbu, as it contains all the historical buildings, shopping centres and restaurants.
Yanbu Al-Nakheel, or “Palms Yanbu” is the oldest inhabited area of the city and contains mostly farms. Saudi farmers who grow dates are the only people living in this part.
Dates from the farms in Yanbu