One of the richest regions in the world
Dammam is Saudi Arabia’s capital and considered a city under constant economic development. The Dammam Corniche is a central point for tourism with a striking beachfront promenade stretching across the shoreline. Discover exhibitions of modern art and contemporary architecture and wander around this area to find the liveliest bars and restaurants. For a traditional approach to touring the kingdom, take a trip to the Dammam Historical Museum and Folk Village to learn about the city’s rise to prominence from a simple Bedouin settlement. Marvel over ancient artefacts and relics or immerse yourself within the market stalls of the Souq El-Hob. Dammam is most popular for its water sports. Try surfing, sailing and diving or simply enjoy a relaxing sail across the Persian Gulf on one of the pleasure cruises departing from the harbour each morning.
Travel to Dammam and experience a place of carefully preserved heritage as well as a contemporary, forward thinking city. From Bedouin relics, Islamic pottery and spice stalls to bespoke jewellery, chic glass fronted malls and fast food outlets – Dammam is a vibrant mix of fast paced lifestyles and ancient traditions.
When To Go
Dammam has an arid climate influenced by its desert locale. Although rainfall is rare dust clouds from the Arabian Peninsula affect Dammam any time of the year and can make it difficult to get around. June to August is the hottest period with average temperatures around 37°C and highs of 42°C. For weather suited to the European traveller book your trip in early April for pleasant daily temperatures of 30°C.
How To Get There
King Fahd International Airport, the largest airport in Saudi Arabia serves destinations throughout the country. Fly from cities in Asia, Europe and the United States. Saudi Arabian Airlines, Etihad Airways and EgyptAir operate an international daily network. Scheduled services from London Heathrow Airport connect passengers from the United Kingdom through hubs in Cairo and Abu Dhabi. Flights from Europe to Dammam can take over 24 hours.
When touring the kingdom of Dammam be sure to enjoy some of the areas natural attractions such as the Half-Moon Bay offering a great place to sunbathe and unwind. Stroll along the paths at King Fahd Park to see waterfalls, lagoons and ornamental ponds or take a train ride around the park’s perimeter. No trip to Dammam would be complete without visiting the Dammam Corniche to see art installations and the best in local entertainment.
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