Dammam


Desert Fun Park
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The city of Dammam is the capital of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, which is considered as the most oil-rich region of the country. This city is the largest in the said region and next to Riyadh and Jeddah, Dammam is the third largest in the whole country.

The district’s main feature includes the headquarters of the administrative and judicial bodies of the Eastern region. You could also see in this city King Fahd International Airport, which is named as the world’s largest airport when it comes to land area. This airport consists of an eight-lane highway and Al-Khobar, Dhahran and other major cities are also connected to this airport. The city’s very own King Abdul Aziz Port is also Persian Gulf’s largest port. However, its import-export statistics only comes next to Jeddah’s port.

The most famed destination in this city is the Dammam Corniche, which comprises an enormous part of the seaside stretching project ranging from the Aziziah Beach to the Tarot Island. Dispersed on this area are modern art pieces that make the place more picturesque. This is considered a perfect spot to relax and unwind with family and friends as there are other exciting features that are being offered— gaming and sport facilities and clubs.

A number of beaches are also found in the region such as the Half Moon Bay. From the name itself, the beach is semi-circular in shape with two amusement parks where the kids could enjoy. Aside from beaches, you could also experience nature by visiting King Fahd Park. It is a haven, which is over a million square kilometer wide, booming with millions of trees, flowers and decorative pools that could take stress away. Other than this, there are also smaller parks where you could bring your friends and family alike to.

If you want to learn more not only about Dammam but also about the whole country’s history and culture, they say that visiting national museums is a must. Dammam National Museum located in the districts’ public library, for instance, gives you a glimpse of the remnants and relics of the past that speak so much about the country’s colorful history.

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