City Guide, Dammam
Dammam is one of the three most important cities that lie in the Arabian Gulf.
The Saudi Arabian city is known for some of the most important petroleum refining
centers in the world.
It is the largest city in the Eastern Province and a very important seaport of
Saudi Arabia. Dammam in Saudi Arabia stretches into the other two important cities
of Al-Khobar and Dhahran.
Dammam at Saudi Arabia offers various sightseeing opportunities to its visitors.
One can check out the Coastal Sports Center or the King Fahd Park. The Sports Center
shows the passion amongst the Arab youths for sports while the Park displays the
type of vegetation that the city has.
Another place at Dammam, which is a perfect retreat for visitors, is the Half
Moon beach. Shaped as a half moon, the placid beauty of sea water and the sandy
coast of the beach is an ideal venue to rejuvenate away from the busy and noisy
cities. But the most important of all tourist destinations at Dammam of Saudi Arabia
is the Alkhleej Makarim Village on the Half Moon Beach. This is one of the very
famous luxurious resorts in the whole Middle East region.
Culture and entertainment
The National Museum gives focus to the history of Islam. The museum has over
ten different galleries, several courtyards and there is a section of the house
that holds several items owned by the founding King of Saudi Arabia.
Food and drink
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.
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.