The third largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Dammam serves as the capital of Eastern Province. A major hub for industry, commerce, oil, and shipping, the city is considered a link to the outside work, shipping out the Kingdom’s products and importing what it needs. King Fahd International Airport
is the gateway to Dammam and is set in the middle of the desert, 50km from the city center. The railway station provides another alternative for those looking to explore more of Saudi Arabia or come in for business in the city.
Many travelers to Dammam will find themselves spending time in Dammam Corniche
. This green strip facing the gulf sets the scene for picnics and enjoying the atmosphere. Also within the area are restaurants and museums that give insight into the culture of the land. There are also shopping opportunities with the likes of Ash-Shate’a Mall
and Marina Mall within the vicinity of the corniche. Another venue for a stroll and picture-taking opportunity is Al Morjan Island – an artificial island with a monument in the center.
Hotels in Dammam range from budget accommodation to luxury apartments and serviced residences. Travelers can choose from resorts near the beach to hotels located within the city. Renting a car is the most popular means to get about as public transportation is scarce. Find the most suitable accommodation for you by clicking on our interactive map and exploring Dammam for hotels and must-see destinations.