Dammam Travel Guide

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This Dammam travel guide will give you an idea about this oil-rich city. Dammam is the capital and largest city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.

Getting In and Around

You can get to Dammam by air or by land. You can choose to use the bus, the train or even drive your car to Dammam from any of the neighboring Gulf States. Dammam is served by the King Fahd International Airport. Several international air carriers operate regular flights to Dammam. The airport is located 50 km from the city center. The Dammam railway station, on the other hand, offers trains that connect Dammam to Hufuf, Riyadh and Abqiaq. The SAPTCO bus station offers regular transportation services to and from Bahrain and other points of the country. If you have your own or rented vehicle, you can take the GCC road and the kingdom's modern highway network to reach Dammam.

While in Dammam you can use the public transportation or the taxis and dubbabs to explore the city.

Accommodations

There are several good choices available when it comes to accommodation and there are accommodations that fit every budget. Some of the most popular hotels are Dammam Palace Hotel, Sheraton Dammam Hotel and Towers, Ramada Dammam Hotel and Suites, Golden Tulip Al Hamra and Tulip Inn – Dammam. All of these hotels offer comfortable rooms, great facilities and are centrally located.

Attractions

When you visit Dammam, you wouldn’t want to miss the city’s beautiful historical landmarks and attractions. Places you can visit and explore are King Fahd Park, Half Moon Beach, the Coastal Sports Center, Alkhleej Makarim Village, Corniche Dammam, Coral Island, Heritage Centre Dammam and King Abdul Aziz Seaport.  

Eating Out

You will be amazed by the great number of restaurants and cafés in the city of Dammam. Most of these restaurants offer Persian and Arabian cuisine, as well as international dishes like Chinese, Italian, Indian and Turkish. Some of the popular restaurants are Al Khayam Restaurant, Al Bokhari Restaurant, Baba Habbas, Corniche Restaurant, Fayrouz and Kababish Restaurant.

Shopping Galore

Dammam is also a shopper’s paradise. There are many shopping malls, boutiques, commercial complexes and crafts stores that provide shoppers with a wide range of branded items. Popular shopping centers for locals and tourists alike are Green Shopping Centre, Al Bilad Mall, Al Danah Mall, Al Othaim Mall, Al Shatea Mall and Al Waha Mall.

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December 22, 2004 change by giorgio

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