Ahlan Wasahlan. Welcome to InterContinental Al Jubail. It is a pleasure to have you with us. We hope that with our local knowledge of Al Jubail we can give you an interesting and enriching experience of this beautiful city.
InterContinental Al Jubail is like an exclusive estate surrounded by 12 acres of gardens and a private beach. Without leaving the grounds you’ll enjoy tennis, pool,sailing and deep-sea fishing are as close as the water. The nearby uninhabited islands of Juraid, Kran, Krayen and Jana are perfect for scuba diving and snorkeling.
In the morning, just as the sun is rising, take a boat trip to the islands located about an hour and 45 minutes from the shore. This is a wonderful way to start the day, but you should book it at least a week in advance because you need a special permit from the Saudi Coast Guard which we can organise for you if given a little time. Once out on the water, you can enjoy the beauty of the Arabian Gulf before touching down on one of two unspoilt and uninhabited islands.
Juraid and Jana are two beautiful islands about 10 kilometres apart. Here you can bask in the sun and go swimming, snorkelling, and deep-sea fishing. The Gulf is alive with beautiful fish and you will see barracudas, hammour, needle fish, Spanish mackerel as well as the gorgeous coral reefs. Spend a day in perfect serenity on these islands. Please note that only people of Asian and Middle Eastern nationality are allowed on the islands for security reasons.
The best thing to do in the evening is to drive through the Jubail Industrial Area, which will be illuminated by bright and colourful lights. Then, proceed to the Fanateer Corniche for a walk along the coast. The corniche stretches about seven kilometres from our hotel and is illuminated by a wonderful light as the sun sets and the moon rises. After working up an appetite, you can enjoy great Chinese food at the Al Yacht restaurant which looks out towards the sea. If you still have time after that, have a cafe latte at Zinzeo, a French cafe just at the entrance of the mall.
You are not allowed to take photos in public areas, especially in all government buildings and infrastrauctures
Shops and businesses close during daily prayer times. There are five prayers a day and times are published in the local newspaper. It might be more convenient to shop in the evening.
During this month, Muslims observe the holy month and only work for six hours due to fasting. During the daylight hours of Ramadan, please remember not to drink, eat or smoke in public areas.
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Al Tuwayah Tower
This was once the primary source of fresh water for the whole town of Al Jubail. The tower was built in 1348Hijri (Arabic calendar) by order of the late King Abdulaziz Al-Saud.
Whispering Sands Golf Course
It is located on the outskirts of the Jubail industrail city and it is a 18 hole sand golf course with Pro shop and teaching pro available.
In the heart of the Jubail industrial city is the Equestrain Centre where you can enjoy horse back rides and also see the Saudi horse jumper in action. The horse races can be witnessed on some Fridays.
Jubail Science Centre
This reflects the Royal Commission's effort to develop the intellectual skills of the new generation, a hive of scientific curiosity and creative thinking. It accepts visitors of all ages and shows them the surrounding environment as well as the latest scientific and technological developments.
In summer, between June and September, bring sunscreen, sunglasses and light or thin clothing as the temperature reaches more than 40 degrees Celcius. In winter, bring heavy or thick clothing and a jacket as the temperature goes down up to 6 degrees Celcius.
Fishing and scuba-diving equipment
If you're visiting in summer, don't forget to bring your fishing equipment. This is the best time to enjoy deep sea fishing and diving to explore the beauty of the the Arabian Gulf. Please note this is for licensed scuba divers only.
Ladies must wear a black colored gown called the abaya. It is a must for ladies staying or coming to Saudi Arabia.
The local currency is Saudi Riyals (SAR). Change some money before you arrive, at least 500SAR, to cover transport or airport incidentals.
From Dammam international airport follow road signs for Al Jubail and Al Jubail Industrial city on the Dammam Jubail highway drive straight till you reach residence area exit take exit and drive till exit 6 turn right in exit 6 and follow hotel signs. Airport fees per way from Dammam airport (Ford-Chrysler) SAR 250 per person sharing the car with others SAR 400 private limousine for maximum 3 persons SAR 600 private van for maximum 6 persons Airport fees per way from Dammam airport (Mercedes) SAR 500 per person sharing the car with others SAR 1000 private limousine for maximum 3 persons Airport fees per way from Bahrain airport (Mercedes) SAR 1000 per person sharing the car with others SAR 3000 private limousine for maximum 3 persons