Energise with a run along the Corniche's wide 1,000-metre jogging route or amble beneath the palms hugging the Arabian Gulf's turquoise shoreline. You'll pass unique art and a white mosque prettily parting the sea, 5 minutes from Crowne Plaza Al Khobar.
King Fahd Coastal Town is set on the expressway between Al Khobar and Dammam and offers a host of sports and entertainment, as well as manicured gardens and a marina. Watch or take part in wrestling bouts or challenge friends on the indoor tennis courts.
Visit the gleaming Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science & Technology Center 10 minutes from Crowne Plaza Al Khobar. You'll gain a clear understanding of space, technological progress and the world's oceans after visiting its interactive exhibits and aquarium.
Don't Go Home Without
Hiring a 4X4 to drive through the Al-Ahsa oasis area, an hour and 20 minutes from Al Khobar, for views of huge palm date farms and brooks bubbling in scattered hamlets. Explore the limestone caves of Qara and watch as traders race their camels in Hofuf.
A giant lookout tower dominates the middle Border Point of the magnificent King Fahd Causeway, which connects Saudi Arabia with Bahrain across 25km of sea. Climb to the top for a viewing deck and restaurant offering glorious views across the Persian Gulf.