Al-Khobar’s seaside location makes it one of the more pleasant cities in Saudi Arabia’s eastern province. The city is served by Dhahran International Airport
, which is located in the neighboring city that makes up the Khobar, Dammam and Dhahran trio. However, most international travelers, especially those from the west, often choose to arrive in the less-restricted Bahrain and spend a few days there before arriving in Khobar.
One of the best things about Khobar is the coastal area along Half-Moon Bay
, which is home to many beaches and waterfront cafes and restaurants. The beaches in this area are designated either for families or singles, so it’s important to pay attention to which area applies to one’s status. It’s also important to keep in mind the cultural and religious expectations when it comes to beachwear.
The Scitech Technology Center
is one of the best and most comprehensive science and technology center in the area. The center offers activities as well as exhibits, and is a great place to spend a few hours or an entire afternoon, especially if one is traveling with curious kids and want to have some educational fun.
Find out where the rest of the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Al-Khobar can be found by exploring the interactive map on this page.