Safawi dates are a special variety of dates mainly grown in Saudi Arabia in the Al-Madina region. These are semi-dried variety of dates characteristically identified by their particular deep black color, their length and medium size. They share similarities with Ajwa dates in taste, but in the shape they are more oblong as compared to the Ajwa date. This date palm is characterized by its productivity and this makes the dates easily available and can be obtained at any time of the year unlike the other varieties. Even though easily available, Safawi dates continue to be one of the best date varieties and highly demanded one for the health benefits.