Reasons To Visit Dammam
Dammam is the third largest city in Saudi Arabia situated in the east of the country. Known for its multicultural flavor, visitors to Dammam can expect to find a melting pot of cultures and a diverse range of culinary delights involving cuisine from around the globe. If you fancy a relaxing stroll in the evenings then head down to the Dammam Corniche overlooking the sea - here you can simply take in the beautiful scenery or enjoy a day out with the family sitting on the grass by the coast. The city also offers excellent amenities in terms of its modern shopping malls and quality restaurants, so there are plenty of shops and diners where you can treat yourself.
Arriving In Dammam
King Fahd International Airport is the main airport serving Dammam located roughly 50 km outside of the city center. If you are looking to book flights from the UAE to Dammam, there are a number of options available with flights leaving from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah. If you are traveling out of Dubai you can make the journey with Emirates, flydubai and Saudia from Dubai International Airport, while those coming from Abu Dhabi can travel with Etihad Airways and Flynas. Alternatively, it is also possible to travel to Dammam from Sharjah with Air Arabia.
At the airport you will find everything you would need for a pleasant stay including plenty of places to eat and drink as well as extensive duty-free shopping. Although taxis are readily available just outside of the airport, there is an airport shuttle bus available for those who are on a budget.
Dammam Travel Information
UAE nationals traveling to Saudi Arabia will not need a visa in order to travel to the country, but you will have to present a valid national ID card. In Dammam the weather is relatively similar to the UAE with scorching highs over the summer, although things can cool down significantly over the winter period. In Saudi Arabia the currency utilized is the Saudi riyal, while the country is just one hour behind the UAE.
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