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Dammam

Country
Saudi Arabia
State
Eastern Province
City
Dammam
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air

Dammam is served by the King Fahd International Airport, the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km2).The terminal is about 25 km to the northwest of the city and is connected by an eight-lane highway.Other major cities that share this airport are Khobar, Dhahran and all other cities of the Eastern Province.Dammam is well connected by air with other cities in the Middle East, South Asia, South-East Asia and Europe.

By Train

The headquarters of the Saudi Railways Organization, Saudi Arabia's sole railway operator, is in Dammam.The passenger terminal in Dammam was the first in Saudi Arabia and built in 1981.It is considered to be a major terminal in the Saudi railway network.Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) operates a 449-kilometer passenger line that connects Dammam to Riyadh through Hofuf and Abqaiq.It also operates a 556-kilometer cargo line starting at King Abdul Aziz Port in Dammam and ending in a dry port in Riyadh, passing by Hofuf, Abqaiq, Al-Kharj, Haradh and Al-Tawdhihiyah.In addition, some 373 kilometers of auxiliary lines branch from SRO’s main lines to connect some industrial and agricultural areas and military sites with export ports and residential areas.Two future railway projects connecting Dammam with Jeddah via Riyadh and Mecca in the western region and connecting Dammam with Jubail have been proposed.

By Road

Eastern Province cities like Abqaiq, Dhahran, Hofuf, Jubail, Khafji, Khobar, Ras Tanura, Sihat and Qatif, as well as many cities in other parts of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 6 to 8-lane highways.Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40.It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway.Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

By Ferry

Dammam's King Abdulaziz Sea Port, located on the Persian Gulf coast is the second largest port of Saudi Arabia.It was founded in the late 1940s.It has large equipment that allows it to receive various types of vessels.The most important equipment: 56 multi-purpose hoist, 8 container cranes and 524 tanker containers.And a number of berths for ships and fishing, as well as ship repair yard.

Key places to visit
Corniche Dammam, Coral Island, Half Moon Bay, Heritage Centre Dammam, Dammam National Museum, King Fahd Park, Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium


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Places to Visit

Corniche Dammam

A panoramic view of natural beauty, Dammam Corniche forms part of the gigantic seaside project stretching from Aziziah Beach to Tarot Island.The Corniche has expanded greatly since around 2007. Interspersed along the Corniche are massive, modern art installations, which reflect the creativity of their makers and the nation's love of art.The Corniche is a local destination for families and friends for leisure time, especially in the evenings after work to enjoy. A spacious area between Dammam and Al Khobar has been designated specifically for sports and game facilities.Major clubs, which allow locals and expatriates alike to take part in sport are located in this area.Water sports are available to all at the Coastal City set up by the General Presidency for Youth Welfare, which is now a commercial concern open to families, in Half Moon Bay to the south of the city, and through private clubs in the area.

Coral Island

Where family fun sessions and specificity, the first island tourist industry in the UK and away from the Corniche, a distance of 1800 meters was established by Saudi Aramco adorned with towering field name (Lighthouse), where the visitor can climb to the above and watch to see what can be the eye of the features of the city, and became a place to relax and amateur fishing fish.

Half Moon Bay

covering an area about 22 thousand hectares, is the one of most popular beaches in the region and gets its name from it’s semi-circular shape.It also has two amusement parks in the vicinity.There are many spots where diving is possible along the Arabian Sea coastline but few are attractive. South of Khobar at Half-Moon Bay is a site where a diver group has placed old trucks and cars in the water near shore, attempting to create an artificial reef.The spot is about 5 kilometers south of the Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Amusement Park in an open coast area just past a public bathroom, and a private marina.Pull off the road and park next to the covered picnic structures that have a raised concrete floor.A large tractor tire in the inter-tidal shallow water area marks the spot to begin the dive.This location sports various types of fish and many small shells.There is little if any coral growth here, and the vehicles seem to be covered in barnacles, but it remains an interesting dive. You can arrange diving here through Sharky's in Khobar or Durrah Dive Center in Jubail.There is a group of divers who meet here early on Friday mornings to dive.

Heritage Centre Dammam

This museum depicts various aspects of regional life in Saudi Arabia.It also has a restaurant. Dammam Corniche. Regional Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography: Interesting collection of local Bedouin crafts, traditional costumes and Islamic pottery, as well as some Stone Age tools.

Dammam National Museum

is located on the 4th floor of the Dammam Public Library, opposite the Muhammad bin Fahd Stadium on the cross lane from the Dammam-Khobar Highway in Al Toubaishi district.A must for visitors to the region, the museum focuses on the country's history, culture, and inhabitants through displays of relics and remnants of handicrafts.

King Fahd Park

The King Fahd Park in Dammam is the largest in the Kingdom.King Fahd Park is located along the Dammam-Dhahran Express Road, north of the Gulf Palace and almost equidistant from the townships of Dammam and Al-Khobar. Spread over 1,120 million square meters in the heart of the Dammam Area, its millions of trees and bushes is a haven of greenery and many ornamental pools provide a refuge for families in the heart of the city. A large number of smaller parks are scattered throughout the area with scenic beauty, perfect places to spend evenings.The water for much of the parks comes from recycling urban and industrial runoff.The sprawling area of the park contains amenities for families, from children to elders alike.A central cafeteria serves fast food and drinks in a large sitting area for families. You will also find pools, man-made lagoons, artificial lakes, green spaces, large waterfalls, fountains, greenery, and buildings all designed to offer soothing relief. Within the park, Saudi Amusement Center caters to the entertainment of children one of the largest parks in the region. Extremely modern in concept and design and run by professionals, the center boasts an exciting train ride to take visitors around the park.

Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium

is a multi-purpose stadium in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home of Ettifaq FC.The stadium has a capacity of 26,000 people.It is named after Muhammad bin Fahd who is a the Governor of the Eastern Province since 1985.

Right Time to Visit

December - March
June - October

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