"Dammam and Khobar, Coastal Towns, Shop Walk by Sea" Top 5 Page for this destination Ad Dammam by anees

Ad Dammam Travel Guide: 41 reviews and 83 photos

Dammam and Khobar and Dhahran

These three cities have grown so quickly in the past 5 decades making a huge metropolitan area, attracting large number of people from all over the Kingdom who dreamt to work in oil and petrochemical firms or to establish contracting companies to benefit from the booming oil industry.

Well, that boom has attract large number of foreign workers as well, making so so diversified community, making beautiful new liberal community, full of highly educated and skilled generation.

Dammam has attracted people from Al Ahsa, the land locked area south west Dammam, and from other part of the Kingdom, while Khobar became home for large foreign community who added a clear western or Asian touch to the city.

Dammam is where Eastern Province Emire or Governor base, while Khobar is where most western firm open their offices.

The two cities have long, beautiful and lively man made corniche. Large number of restaurants, shopping centers and hotels located near these two corniches.

Khobar is famous of being so close to King Fahad linking the Kingdom and Bahrain, its a nearby escape for the ultra conservative. Driving by car to Bahrain in weekends is widely common among people who live in here.

Shopping and Dinning in Dammam, Khobar and Dhahran

Shopping in these three cities can be fun


For large shopping centers you may go to Al waha Mall, Al Shatea Mall, both of them located by Prince Mohammed Bin Faha St.

If you want to feel the real old sense of the town, go to Eyal (Sons) Bin Naser market where you find all kind of goods including cloths, electronics, and other stuff in good prices.

For dinning, You can go to Kobar Shandani, the Indian food restaurant by corniche road, or go to Spicy Meal local fast food chain. Dajen, and Tazej are good for eating BBQs.

Khobar and Dhahran

Al Rashid Center would be the best in our area for shopping, single or with your family. Its attached to the French supper market Carfour.

For Electronics and home applaiance you can go to Extra.

If you in town in fridays, You should come to Al Dhahran Road near the coastal road where you will find large crowd of foreign people enjoy their day off, shopping together in large groups, or with families.

For dinning, corniche road is full of fine restaurants. Options range from Middle Eastern Shawarma and Kabab Bab Habas, to American chains such as Friday's, Chillis, Pizza Hut beside all fast food chains such as KFS, Hardees and the local fast food Harfi and the BBQ local chain Dajen.

Indian food fans can find good choice at Kobar Shandani near the corniche.

Shesha lovers can enjoy two place by the corniche too.

Wait for me to build my tips on Dammam and Khobar, and please come back to look at them.

Walking by Corniche, Sandy Beaches

The Half Moon and Al Azeezia Sandy Beaches were famous since the 80s when more and more Saudi families joint the middle class.

Now, the Eatern Province has tens or more of nice sandi beaches or fine corniches for you to walk, swim, ski, dive, wave riding, or just set down by it and enjoy the view.

The coastal line from Half Moon in southern of Khobar, to Jubail beatiful corniche and beaches, you have wide range of options to escape the city and its busy roads.

In most places, Female are not expected to swim in their bikini unless they go to some sites where beaches are limited to some companies employees.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Safe, Shoping centers, corniche, Sandi Beaches, Nice People
  • Cons:High humidity in Summer, Expesnive busy Hotels
  • Last visit to Ad Dammam: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated Jul 13, 2007
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  • Nov 2, 2009 at 3:08 AM

    Proper spelling is: Copper Chandni - website below copperchandni.com/index_e.ht... And it is excellent Indian food and ambiance.

  • Mar 2, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    This resort's website says its in thailand....where can i contact for booking in dammam?

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    Aug 4, 2007 at 4:08 PM

    Your tips on ad-Dammam bring back the memories of my happy days in that part of the world. Thanks for sharing.

  • kenyneo's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2007 at 9:17 PM

    just miss this place :-)

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    Jul 8, 2007 at 7:19 AM

    Anees, Grazie for your visit with me and bella Roma. I dream of visiting Saudi and a good friend in Dubai. One day...... Ciao, Carol

  • pakistanibrain's Profile Photo
    Aug 28, 2006 at 5:55 AM

    Thanks a lot for your tip about the Sheraton in Dammam. I'll be staying there for a night next week.

  • shelnlin's Profile Photo
    Nov 13, 2005 at 11:05 PM

    Looking forward to seeing more tips from your Dammam pages... Gulf Meredian did a suberb buffet while I was there, my friend Walid introduced me to pigeon which was something rather interesting!

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Aug 5, 2005 at 12:40 AM

    I hope to come back to saudi arabia, but difficult to have a tourist visa

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jun 4, 2005 at 5:56 AM

    Anees, what a lovely home town. I can see that your positive attitude and love of the people and the place is just wonderful. Great restaurant and hotel tips. Thanks for this delightful tour.

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