InterContinental Al Jubail
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.
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.