"Al Khobar - City of Shops" Top 5 Page for this destination Al Khubar by iwys

Al Khubar Travel Guide: 44 reviews and 113 photos

Al Khobar is a modern coastal city on the Arabian Gulf. It originally developed as the port for Dhahran, but now it has become the major commercial centre for the region. It is full of shopping streets and malls, banks, money exchanges and restaurants.

Shop till you drop

Al Khobar has the highest percentage of its buildings devoted to shops of any city I have ever been to. They range from tiny street stalls all the way up to ultra-modern, super malls.

Mostly, however, there are countless streets full of small shops .

Restaurants and cafes

After shopping, the next most popular activity in Al Khobar is going to restaurants and cafes.

Street Life

At night the streets are full of expatriate workers from countries as diverse as the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Yemen, hanging around the shops and restaurants. There is not much else for them to do at night as most forms of entertainment, including cinemas, theatres, concert halls, discos, night clubs and bars, are illegal.

  • Last visit to Al Khubar: Jan 2005
  • Intro Updated Jan 11, 2005
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Nov 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Hello, Ian! Thanx for your good page about that remote place....

  • freya_heaven's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2005 at 1:24 PM

    You managed to get some great people photos, a huge price difference between a kebab at Mr Burger & Isfahani! Good tips (~_~)

  • shelnlin's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 3:12 PM

    Great page I am surprised that I did not bump into you while I was there... I loved the Tom Yum Goong at the Phuket and yes those Shwarmas at Mr Burger were great.. did you try their Pizza? Great tips :+)

  • aadil's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2005 at 9:48 PM

    Great start & hope you did not have any problems with the photography!!! Tamimi & the Corniche were on my regular routine as I went for long walks there & in the shopping malls & streets too for window shopping & sometimes for some goodies too!!!


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