The province lies on the junction of major caravan routes such as the Darb Zubaidah where the towns of Buraydah and Unayzah, have welcomed travellers for hundreds of years.
The largest camel market in the world is here, and with it all the traditional handicrafts of hand crafted leather-goods.
Al-Qassim was home to Antar bin Shaddad famous for his epic poem of love and valor. The Poem of Antar, describes the landscape between Burayah and Unayzah and captures the fierce and loyal heart of Al-Qassim.
Al-Qassim's rich cultural and historical heritage has always been intertwined with hospitality and agricultural cultivation, giving Al-Qassim a reputation as the nation's provider.
Porous sandstone and limestone rock formations allow for an abundance of underground water which means the province is a vital agricultural hub producing large quantities of grain, vegetables, fodder and fruit, as well as being the nation's largest producer of dates and wheat.
Al-Qassim is also rich in nonmetal substances such as salt, kaolin, plaster, and marble. The province is known for its industrial activity and has many factories that produce cement, building materials, foodstuffs, chemicals, plastic, metal fabrication and equipment.
Sand dunes occupy almost 15% of the land area, especially in the Nafud which lies in the eastern part of the province. These provide plenty of opportunity for sporting activities, particularly Tat'aees which started here, and is proving very popular around the Kingdom.