Anabta is an eclectic and rather attractive town, with both a modern, bustling centre and a quietly beautiful historic quarter. The picturesque roads into the town centre are lined with luscious palm trees and there are chaotic patches of cacti throughout the town. The busy high street is home to a number of fast food vendors, quirky stores and even a chocolate shop.
Large and ornate stone gates heralds the entrance to the Old Town, which has the typical paved roads, hidden stairways and domed roofs. Anabta, located just 9km east of Tulkarem, is one of the oldest municipalities in the Tulkarem governorate. The fields surrounding the town are planted with figs, olives and almonds and interspersed with patches of forest.
Anabta is the birthplace of the novelist, poet and journalist Anwar Hamed, who currently works for BBC Arabic in London. Hamed was schooled in Hungary, and thus has also written works in Hungarian as well as Arabic and English.