Things to do in Dammam

Dammam has beautiful beaches, such as those on Al Marjan Island and panoramic sea views from the Dammam Corniche.

In their free time, residents head to the king Fahd Park with its own lagoon and food stands, or visit the museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at the national museum, which exhibits Saudi antiques and artefacts. Another  popular place to visit is the Heritage Village, which welcomes visitors in Arabian style with cups of coffee and delicious dates.

Another popular site is Tarout Castle in the old town, which dates back 5000 years and was built on the ruins of former settlements and civilizations.

You can dine out on everything from Chinese to Syrian and Italian food, but fava beans, wheat, rice, yogurt, dates, and chicken are the local staples.

Al-Marjan Island

The amazing feat of engineering that is Al Marjan (artificial) Island is connected to the Dammam pier via a bridge. Visitors and especially families enjoy green spaces, children’s playgrounds and golden beaches. A sea ferry and boat rides add to the fun.

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Dammam Corniche

Explore the Corniche on foot or by bike to enjoy panoramic views of the coastline. You'll also find sports facilities green spaces, sand galore, children's playgrounds and food stalls. Head here for the national celebrations and Eid ceremonies held every year.

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Dammam Regional Museum

The Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography is home to an extensive collection of exhibits that illustrate the region’s unique culture. Visitors will find collections of traditional costumes, Bedouin craftwork and Islamic ceramics.

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Heritage Village

Dammam’s Heritage Village is housed in a modern fort and welcomes visitors in Arabian style with hot cups of coffee and dates. The museum within showcases a range of antiques and artefacts from all corners of the kingdom.

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King Fahd Park

One of Dammam’s most popular spots, this park sprawls across a whopping 67 acres of land and is well landscaped with trees and shrubs. Good for evening strolls, scenic picnics by the ornamental lagoon and the food stalls' snacks.

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Water sports and beaches

Dammam’s golden beaches and bright blue sea attract lovers of swimming, jet skiiing, diving, snorkelling, fishing, boating and those who simply want to enjoy a sunset. Coral Island, Half Moon Bay and Al Azeezia Beach are particularly popular.

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