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What You Should Know More About East Province

  • Travel Advice

    ·         Carry at least one proof of your identity with you at all times.

    ·         Get your important documents photocopied for safety.

    ·         Stay alert and keep a check on your luggage at all times.

    ·         Do not leave your valuables or baggage anywhere.

    ·         Don’t try and get over friendly with the passerby’s.

    ·         Do not indulge in any form of drugs or any other harmful substances.

    ·         If you come across any individual who may look or seem like a drug peddler it is always recommended for you to not interact with such an individual and try and get away from that place at the earliest.

    ·         In case you get into a trouble or in case you need help, it is good to contact the police.

    ·         You can seek help from the locals however make sure you are polite in your tone.

    ·         Do not book a hotel in a shady area.

    ·         If a particular place prohibits you from clicking a picture adhere to it.

    ·         In case you are suffering from a medical condition, carry with you all the necessary medications.

    ·         Whenever you carry out any adventure activity, give due importance to your safety and security.

              Do not flaunt your valuables in the public areas. 

  • Drinking Law

    Drinking alcohol is illegal in the region. 

  • Our Recommendations: What you can’t afford to miss?

    Dammam


    Dammam is the capital of Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. It is also the largest city in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia and sixth largest city in Saudi Arabia. Visit Dammam Corniche, a green grass strip where you can spend some good time. Nearby Dammam Corniche, there is Al Marjan island, an artificial island with a monument in the center which is a good place to have an evening walk. It is also a good place to learn about Saudi culture and indulge in traditional dishes. You can find international franchise restaurants at Ash-Shea mall and Marina mall. Indeed, a must visit place with friends and family to spend your holidays.


    Khobar


    Khobar is situated on the coast of Persian Gulf. It is the third largest metropolitan area in Saudi Arabia. The city is served by King Fahd International Airport, and it is the largest airport if we consider area. Saudi Aramco is the world's largest oil company which you will find in Khobar. Visit golf world for some playing golf with your friends. Khobar is home to several shopping centers that include Alissa Souk, Rahmaniah Center, Lulu Hypermarket and Algosaibi Center and much more. Also, it has various beautiful beaches where you can spend quality time with your family. Khobar is one of the major tourist places to visit.

    Jubail


    Jubail is situated at Persian Gulf coast, one of the most beautiful coasts you can see. The city is widely regarded as the largest industrial city in the world. Middle East's largest and world's fourth largest petrochemical company is situated in Jubail city. World's largest Independent Water and Power Project is in the city too. Jubail is an industrial hub that has largest civil engineering project in the world. The city has a huge marketplace, popularly known as the International market. There are several malls in the city you can visit such as the Fanateer Mall, Jubail Center Mall, City Max, Hyper-Panda, Panda, HyperMarket, and much more. Visit Jubail to know why it is called as an industrial hub.

    Qatif


    One of the oldest settlement in Eastern Arabia that goes back to 3500 BC, Qatif is located in the Eastern province of Saudi Arabia. For centuries, Qatif was considered as the most important trade port in Arab states of Persian Gulf. The coastline of Qatif is rich with shrimp and many varieties of fish and it has the largest fish market in the Middle East. The city is popularly known for its weekly traditional markets such as "Suq Al Khamis" and "Suq Waqif". Visit Tarut island, the longest island in the Persian Gulf.  You can also enjoy different festivals celebrated here such as Aldous Hala and Eid. It is one of the most beautiful places to see in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.


    Dhahran


    As we all know Saudi Arabia is known for drilling huge amounts oil and Dhahran is one of the most popular center of Saudi Oil industry. You will love to visit the beaches around here while relaxing or can also enjoy some beach activities with your friends here. If you are curious about seeing the oil fields in the place, you might be lucky to spot some of the biggest ones in the vicinity. There is no particular landmark or tourist attraction here but the place is evident of the prime occupation of Saudi Arabia. 

  • What you will like there?

    Local Cuisine

    Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia offers you delicious dishes that will delight your taste buds. Try Kabsa which is the most popular dish in Eastern province that is served by many restaurants and resorts. The Yemeni Mandi is also a wonderful lunch meal you can have here. Other dishes you should try are Foul, Areika, Hareisa, Kabab Meiru, Shorabah Harira, Mugalgal, Madhabi Mad fun, Maqlooba, Kibdah, Manzala, Masood and Magliya among others. You can also find various fast food chains including Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Burger King, Domino's Pizza and KFC. So if you are a food lover, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia will offer you a perfect treat.


    Beach activities


    Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is surrounded by sea that makes it an ideal place for beach and water sports activities. Various local tours operator provide you with an opportunity to participate in adventurous activities. You can indulge in snorkeling, swimming, water skiing, and jet skiing at many popular beaches in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coast is famous for scuba diving but one should take precautions as Red Sea coast is rich in venomous fish and Corals. You can also play beach volleyball with your friends and family. Fishing is also carried out at some beaches here.


    Adventure sports


    Being rich in deserts, Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia is a perfect place to try desert excursion. It is arranged by local organizers that offer you wonderful rides at a reasonable cost. Also, there are various amusement parks that have exciting and adrenaline-pumping rides that will surely take you to an adventure. Trekking and hiking options are also available here. National parks around the Eastern Province offers their visitors with Jungle Safari and bird watching experiences. Golfing is also carried out here at various places. Those who like a shot of adrenaline while on their holidays are sure to enjoy here.


    Buy local products


    Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia has some really good products that will definitely be liked by tourists. Locally grown dates are of high quality whereas religious paraphernalia is widely available at different markets here. Quran copies are produced on a large scale and sold at a low price. Luggage, clothing, jewellery, knick-knacks,  souvenirs, toys, food, perfume, incense, religious literature, audio, and paraphernalia are some of the items tourist can buy from local markets in the city. Eastern province has an amazing nightlife as various markets are open throughout the night that offers good food and beautiful local products. Visitors also prefer to buy carpets which are imported from Iran and sold here.

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