InterContinental Al Khobar
As dawn breaks, take a stroll along the palm-fringed Corniche and watch the morning sun slowly bathe the city in light. You can then enjoy breakfast at one of the many cafés located along the Corniche. After your refreshing start, head to Al Rashed Mall, the biggest and most modern mall in Saudi Arabia, for an extravagant shopping experience. The variety and choice of shops and brands is certain to delight the most seasoned shoppers.
Visit the Heritage Village, probably one of the greatest traditional museums in Saudi Arabia. The treasures found there are amazing and give a fascinating insight into Islamic history, science and invention as well as Bedouin culture. There are even artefacts dating back to the Stone Age. You can enjoy a late lunch at the adjoining restaurant which serves delicious, traditional Saudi dishes. Afterwards, proceed to the traditional Saudi Souk on the second floor for a little light afternoon shopping.
In the evening as the sun sets and the temperature drops, enjoy a relaxing dinner at Sanbouk, a delightful restaurant on the Corniche serving freshly caught fish and seafood - all beautifully prepared and presented. Be sure to get a table overlooking the Arabian Gulf so you can sit back, relax and feel the stress of the day fade away.
Dammam City is an important Saudi port in the Arabian Gulf. The largest town in the Eastern region, it has expanded to the city limits of two other modern towns, Al-Khobar and Dhahran. Near Dammam are some of the most important centres in the world for the production and refining of petroleum.
King Fahd Causeway
The most spectacular road project in the Kingdom was the construction of the King Fahd Causeway, connecting the Saudi Arabian mainland with the island of Bahrain. This four-lane highway, 25 meters wide and about 16 miles long, cost US$1.2 billion to build and was financed entirely by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A man-made island at the midway point of the causeway provides fantastic views of the surrounding ocean.
Saudi Arabia is the world's largest exporter of oil, at least four times higher than of Norway. Daily production of oil stands at approximately 1.3 million tons a day.
The Tarut Citadel, an ancient crab-shaped fortress, with nine-metre high walls, 11 towers, connecting bridges, and a complex of secret passages for use during wartime, is thought to be over 5000 years old.
Half moon Beach
It is a location with a marvelous nature extending approximately 25 km along the coast. It is considered a perfect place for recreation, water sports, diving and water skating.