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Dhahran Travel Guide: 79 reviews and 129 photos

Dhahran is a loose collection of compounds, oil and military facilities in the Eastern Province. It doesn't really have a city centre. Most people go to neighbouring Al Khobar or Dammam to do their shopping.

Dhahran is best known as the home of Aramco, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals and the Air Force base.

Dhahran is never going to become a major tourist centre. Barbed-wire fences, road blocks and sand-bagged machine gun posts remind you of the fact that many people have been killed by terrorists in this area.

Work in Progress

Dhahran is very much a work in progress. There are almost as many construction sites as there are buildings. Eventually a city centre, with shops and offices, will be completed in the area of desert between KFUPM and the Dhahran-Al Khobar highway.

  • Last visit to Dhahran: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 28, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Thanks for the honest appraisal. I fly to Houston Tuesday to speak with Aramco. If all goes well, we will soon be neighbors -- well, at least in the same city!

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    May 7, 2005 at 1:16 PM

    Unsual & interesting page Ian, I see you are an ABBA fan too! lol. (~_~)

  • shelnlin's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 3:14 PM

    Great page in here Ian... I enjoyed your photographs alot... those planes used to fly over my home alot... especially during the start of the Gulf war.


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