Welcome To Al Khobar
Welcome to the InterContinental Al Khobar.Our concierge staff is pleased to assist you in creating lasting memories. Located at the center of the business district and surrounded by the best restaurants,Shopping Malls,corniche, it is perfect for business & leisure.
Our professional well trained concierge team will be more than happy to assist you with airline bookings, touristic information, car rental, restaurant bookings, Post Cards, lost luggage, maps, newspapers and everything you may need during your stay.
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.
Al Khobar has a very warm climate for most of the year. Cotton and linen wear is best during the hottest months (April to September).
Saudi culture is historically based on the 18th-century revivalist Islamic movement of the Najdi leader Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Abdel-Wahhab. The Najd and other remote areas remain true to Wahhabi tradition, which particularly affects the position of women, who are required by law to leave the home covered in black burkhas (abaya). There are, however, regional variations of dress, and in other parts of the country this way of life is changing.
Saudi Arabia is the birthplace of Islam and society reflects this. Along with Judaism and Christianity, Islam is one of the great monotheistic religions. The Qur'an is the holy book of Islam.
Alcohol is prohibited as per the Saudi government regulations based on relegious tenets (Shariah Law)
THE LEGAL SYSTEM
The judicial system of the Kingdom is based on Islamic Law (Shari'ah) and Royal Decrees. Shari'ah is taken from the interpretations of the Holy Qur'an and the Sunnat (tradition of the Prophet Muhammad). Royal Decrees are also issued to regulate industrial and commercial affairs.
DID YOU KNOW ?
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.
The entire Kingdom has one time zone. Saudi Arabia is three hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+3).
WHAT TO PACK
It is recommended that you exchange some currency before you arrive in the Kingdom, just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel. The Saudi Riyal (SR) is the unit of currency, with one Saudi Riyal made up of a hundred Halalahs. Since July 1986, the Saudi Riyal has been pegged to the US dollar with a fixed exchange rate of SR3.75 to US$1. InterContinental Al Khobar provides currency exchange facilities at the front desk.
Since the Kingdom lies in the tropics, the nationwide average temperature is 20C. However, temperatures vary considerably, increasing as the country descends towards the southwest. Light summer clothes are suggested but bring a light sweater as it gets cooler at night.
What not to pack! Make sure that you do not carry any alcohol with you while entering Saudi Arabia. All forms of liquor are prohibited in the Kingdom.
Change some money into Saudi Riyals - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - before you leave home, so you can avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs.
The climate of the Kingdom varies from region to region, but Al Khobar can be extremely hot with temperatures comfortably above 40C. Saudi Arabia has no rivers or permanent streams so be sure to bring light summer wear and do not forget your swimwear.
- Ibn Bassam Alandalusi Street
- Al Khobar , 31952
- Saudi Arabia
- Front Desk +966-03-8452888
Distance 58 KM / 36.04 MI NORTH WEST to Hotel
Taxi Charge (one way): ر.س.45.00 (SAR)
Time by taxi: 45
FROM THE AIRPORT TAKE KHOBAR HIGHWAY TOWARDS THE SILVER TOWER CROSS ROAD, TURN LEFT TO PEPSI STREET. TAKE THE FIRST U-TURN AND TAKE THE LAST RIGHT BEFORE THE TRAFFIC LIGHT. INTERCONTINENTAL AL KHOBAR IS APPROXIMATELY 140 METRES AWAY.
Station Name: Dammam Railway station
Distance 15.0 KM / 9.32 MI NORTH WEST to Hotel
Shuttle Charge (one way): ر.س.16.00 (SAR)
Taxi Fee From Train Station: ر.س.26.00 (SAR)
From Dammam Industrial City to Khobar Dammam Highway. Opposite Silver tower on the rear of Banque Saudi Al Fransi.
Subway Name: Dammam Railway Station
Distance 20.0 KM / 12.43 MI EAST to Hotel
From Dammam Industrial City to Khobar Dammam Highway. Opposite to Silver tower on the rear of Banque Al Saudi Al Fransi
- Parking Available/93 Spaces
- Free airconditioned basement parking (4 levels) for in-house guests and guests visiting the hotel. Ideal during summer as the car will be parked in cool environment.
- Valet Parking Available
- Controlled Access Gates to Parking
- Parking Area Equipped with Lights
From KIFA Airport drive on King Fahad Bin Abdulaziz Road,keep straight & pass Dammam Tunnel, DHL Signal and stay on the local road, drive towards Al Khobar untill you reach Prince Turki Bin Faisal Street ,& from Silver Tower signal and take a U turn before the signal. Hotel is located 45 minutes from King Fahad International Airport.
Languages spoken by staff
- High-speed Internet Access
- Wireless Data Connection