Eastern Province: The City of Dammam
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Saudi’s Eastern Province: Exploring Dammam

A city in the Eastern Province region

All About Dammam

Activities in the Eastern Province

When in Dammam, go and explore

  • Half Moon Bay

    Half Moon Bay

    A short drive south from Dammam, Half Moon Bay was a stop for many of the Arab traders from the Arabian Gulf area. It has become a top draw for recreation thanks to its family-friendly setup: The entrances to the cove are very shallow and tranquil, and the average water depth reaches about 7 meters, so it’s an ideal location to learn how to scuba dive, or just dip your toes on a warm winter day.

  • King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

    Saudi Arabia’s cultural hub

    The iconic monolithic design of the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, known as Ithra, has become a symbol of Saudi’s cultural renaissance. The sprawling building houses a theater, library, cinema, galleries and museum, alongside a wealth of interactive activities for children. The Ithra Journey Tour, a 30-minute guided walk, offers an ideal overview of the complex.

  • Al Khobar waterfront

    Al Khobar waterfront

    Dancing fountains and landscaped gardens make this seafront stretch a family favorite, where kids can play in the park as adults take Instagram-worthy snaps of the historic water tower and remarkable King Fahd Causeway. For a bite among the sights, discover a range of dining options on the new Ajdan Walk south of the new corniche, or immerse yourself in Al Khobar’s café culture at one of its dozens of waterfront coffee shops. Consider catching the sunset on a private boat trip.

Travel tips

  • Where to stay
    Pick from the sea-facing views of the Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Convention Center or the contemporary Boudl Al Corniche. Opt for luxury at the Le Méridien Al Khobar, or make a boutique stop at the Radisson Blu Dhahran.
  • Where to eat
    Drop into the Cheesecake Factory in Ajdan Walk for family dining, or book a table at the airy Oriya for creative dishes and waterfront views. For exquisite Indian fine dining, try Maharaja by Vineet, or sample five-star sushi at Fusionin Le Méridien Al Khobar. For rustic Italian cuisine, visit Da Vinci.
  • Where to have fun
    Get a dose of fast-paced fun with a visit to GP Karting, or try your skills at Al Khobar’s Gravity Trampoline Park, where climbing walls, trampolines and virtual reality games await. At the oceanfront Sunset Beach Resort, choose between high-thrill activities or relaxing at the spa.
  • Rent a car
    Explore the best of the Eastern Province with Budget, IDrive or Sixt. All offer a range of models and prices to suit any budget.

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