Boasting endless views of a tranquil Arabian Gulf, Dammam is a modern metropolis that thrives on its coastal location. Along with nearby Al Khobar and Dhahran, these ‘triplet cities’ are tailored to a lifestyle in the open air, brimming with lush green parks, airy waterfronts and sandy beaches.
The region also has a growing reputation for arts, sports and entertainment. It is home to the kingdom’s first street art exhibition in Al Khobar’s Bayoonya district, and a range of cultural hubs and museums. Dip into science and innovation at SCITECH, or get a dose of pop culture at the quirky Taybeen and Alfelwah and Aljowharah museums. As evening falls, wander the walkways of Damman’s Share Al-Hob souq, where a lively theatre of traders, performers and street musicians awaits.