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East Province

Asia
25+

Rank in Saudi Arabia

3

Rank in Asia

160+

World Rank

Currency
Saudi Riyal(SAR)
Weather
Time
19:10 PM (GMT +05:30)
Electric Socket
Type A (120 V 60 Hz.)... Read more


About East Province

East Province offers a unique blend of contemporary malls and prevalent natural beaches. The most populous city of Saudi Arabia, East Province is a beautiful and ancient city with a rich cultural history going back a thousand years. The city is flooded with stunning sites, both natural and archaeological, vastly contrasting landscapes, and very friendly and polite people. The East Province is comprised of Dammam, Dhahran, Al-Khobar, Jubail, and Hofuf. All of these cities are clustered together and a fifteen-minute drive from each other. Its Corniche has a large waterfront area, which has Prince Faisal bin Fahad Sea Park, with cafes and playgrounds. The city also has a Water Tower that offers panoramic views. The other attractions include Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science & Technology Center (SciTech) which has an aquarium, interactive displays, and an IMAX theater. The city also has the Aramco Exhibit, a museum exploring the Saudi oil industry. The East Province offers great hospitability to its visitors provided the cultural norms are followed. The cities have a lot of attractive destinations including beaches, palaces, museums, art centers, and shopping malls. The Eastern Province offers a lot of activities and destinations for tourists and is a must visit.

Continent Country
Asia Saudi Arabia
Airport Name / IATA Code
King Fahd International Airport DMM
Alternate Airport Name / IATA Code
Al-Ahsa International Airport HOF


East Province
  • Time To Visit

Best time to visit
Best time to visit is during October, November, December, January, February, and March when the temperatures do not go below 30 degrees. The days are sunny with moderate weather conditions and are ideal for planning excursions.
Moderate time to visit
The moderate time is in April and May, during the spring season, when the temperature is not very high and rainfall has not started.
Worst time to visit
The worst time during the month of June, July, August, and September, when the temperature reaches 40 degrees and above. Also, the rainfall starts towards the month of July making it tough to plan the outings.
Weather
Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Minimum temprature (℃) 11 15 21 26 28 29 27 26 20 16 11 9
Maximum temprature (℃) 19 23 27 32 38 41 43 42 40 34 27 22
Rain fall (mm) 15 8 23 25 9 0 0 0 0 3 10 12
Population
5 (Millions)
Official Language
Arabic
Spoken Language
Najdi Arabic, Hejazi... Read more
Other Language
Najdi Arabic, Hejazi... Read more
Police
999
Ambulance
997
Taxi
Start Tariff: SAR 13... Read more

Yes

Yes

Yes

Public Transport
Basic Items And Cost
Name Price
Water Bottle USD 0.00
Cup of Coffee USD 3.47
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.33
Rice/Kg USD 1.87
White Bread USD 1.07
Eggs (12) USD 2.13
Combo Meal USD 6.67
Fine Dining USD 26.66
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 0.27
Domestic Beer USD 1.07
Imported Beer USD 1.33
Bottle of Wine USD 13.33
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 6.40
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 2.40
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 0.53
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 495.91
Do's And Don'ts
Night Life
Must See
Experiences
  • Shopping at the Al Rashid, Othiam, and Galleria Mall
  • Take an evening walk across the Golden Belt Walk
  • Enjoy the local cuisines available at the various food stalls in the city
  • Savor Kapsa, the national dish available in different restaurants
  • Experience water sports at different beaches
  • Gaming zones can be enjoyed at the malls
Shopping
Al-Khobar Auction Market
Ibn Sina, Al Khobar
Distance From City Center
5.6 Km
VERSACE
Al Ulaya, Al Khobar
Distance From City Center
10 Km
Almira Centre
King Fahd Road, An Nasiriyah, Dammam
Distance From City Center
4.3 Km
Al-Rashid Mall
P.O. Box 4403, Al Khobar, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Distance From City Center
10.2 Km.
Rebal International
King Abdullah St
Distance From City Center
13.4 Km.
Mall of Dhahran
Mall of Dhahran Boulevard, Doha Al Janubiyah
Distance From City Center
12.8 Km.
Othaim Mall
Othaim Mall، Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd Branch Rd, Abdullah Fuad
Distance From City Center
23 Km.
Alshaikh Avenue
King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Rd, Al Yarmouk
Distance From City Center
17 Km.
Sale World
King Saud St, Al Dawasir, Dammam
Distance From City Center
5.4 kM
Aziziyah Flea Market
King Fahd Rd, Al Sufun
Distance From City Center
17.8 Km.
Traditional ladies market
8020 Jeddah St, Thuqbah, 3616
Distance From City Center
7.5 Km.
Waqif Market
King Faisal Ibn Abdulaziz
Distance From City Center
50 Km.
Tamimi Markets
Prince Turkey Street
Distance From City Center
14.8 Km
Qaisariyat Alrashid
Al Ulaya
Distance From City Center
10.5 Km.
Pinas Supermarket
Al Khobar Al Shamalia
Distance From City Center
12.3 Km.
Venicia Mall
Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Rd, Thuqbah
Distance From City Center
8.7 Km.
Hayat Mall
Meshaab St, Al Khobar Al Janubiyah
Distance From City Center
12.6 Km
Souvenir Suggestions
  • Thonged-style leather Saudi sandals are very popular and also comfortable
  • Traditional Saudi coffee pots called dallah 
  • Gold jewelry
  • Roasting pans and stirrers to prepare Arabian coffee
  • Maamool mold to make cookies
  • Pallets and pallets of rugs
  • Amber beads for table decorations
  • Vintage mixed jewelry
  • Long woolen mantle called bisht

Tourist attractions in East Province

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