Dhahran
in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
26.289 and 50.114 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 26° 17' 19" and E 50° 6' 50"
Currency and Currency Code:
Rial - SAR
Spoken languages:
Arabic
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 05:12 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Asia/Riyadh
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:27 am and 5:38 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-23.178 and -134.915 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Akamaru
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Saudi Arabia in Western Asia

Safety Score: 2,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Saudi Arabia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Saudi Arabia. Last Update: 2019-09-19 07:22:38

Delve into Dhahran

Dhahran in Eastern Province with it's 99,540 habitants is a city located in Saudi Arabia about 239 mi (or 384 km) north-east of Riyadh, the country's capital town.

Current time in Dhahran is now 05:12 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Asia / Riyadh with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 7 airports closer to Dhahran, of which 3 are larger airports. The closest airport in Saudi Arabia is King Fahd International Airport in a distance of 23 mi (or 37 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Qal’at al-Bahrain – Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun in Bahrain at a distance of 26 mi (or 41 km). In need of a room? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dammam, Manama, Madinat ash Shamal, Al Khawr and Umm Salal `Ali. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 39°C / 102 °F

Morning Temperature 32°C / 89 °F
Evening Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Night Temperature 31°C / 88 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 21%
Air Pressure 1006.4 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 11 km/h (7 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Saturday, 21st of September 2019

42°C (107 °F)
32°C (90 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 22nd of September 2019

38°C (101 °F)
31°C (88 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 23rd of September 2019

40°C (103 °F)
31°C (88 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay

Le Meridien Al Khobar

Address
5,3 mi
CORNICHE BVLD
31952 Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Kempinski Hotel Al Othman

Address
6,7 mi
KSAKing Saud Road,P.O. Box 840
31952 Al-Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 13:30 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Coral Al Khobar Hotel

Address
4,3 mi
King Abdullah St 21869
Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 15:00 - Checkin: 12:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Aloft Dhahran

Address
1,9 mi
KING SAUD BRANCH ROAD ACROSS FROM MALL OF DHAHRAN
Adh Dhahran
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Radisson Blu Hotel Dhahran

Address
7,1 mi
ZAID IBN AL KHATTAB STREET OFF PRINCE FAISAL BIN FAHD ROAD
00001 Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran

Address
3,9 mi
Al Qashla Street
31952 Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Boudl Gardenia Resort

Address
5,4 mi
Al Aqrabia Dist, Prince Hamoud St
Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Dhahran International Hotel

Address
2,6 mi
Akrabiah Dhahran Air Base
31932 Dhahran
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Holiday Inn AL KHOBAR

Address
4,4 mi
Old Airport Road,P.O.Box 31964
31952 AL KHOBAR
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 14:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Hala Hotel AlKhobar

Address
5,1 mi
Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques Road ( Dhahran Street)
31952 Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

Time Information

Checkout: 12:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Garden & Flower Festival, 2013, Aramco Dhahran

Published: March 03, 2013
Length: 51:30 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Abbas.AlMatawah

Event held in Saudi Aramco main camp, Dhahran, on Thursday, February 28th, 2013.


Change Agent X: Schuyler Vanorsdale at TEDxDhahranHighSchool

Published: April 27, 2014
Length: 53:17 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: TEDxYouth

Schuyler Vanorsdale talks about how we need social and cultural leaders to help solve world problems, rather than just politicians. Schuyler Vanorsdale, a senior at Dhahran High School, hails...


Dhahran Hills Park

Published: September 20, 2011
Length: 51:41 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Abo Jasim

Dhahran Hills Park in Aramco.


Citizenship 2.0: Will Cradlin at TEDxDhahranHighSchool

Published: April 26, 2014
Length: 01:37 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: TEDxYouth

Will Cradlin talks about how citizenship is determined, and how expatriate culture is a nationality of it's own. Will Cradlin, a local teacher, is from Virginia and has been an educator for...


Medicine for the People: Ahmad Amer & Arsalan Siddiqui at TEDxDhahranHighSchool

Published: April 26, 2014
Length: 32:31 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: TEDxYouth

Ahmad Amer & Arsalan Siddiqui talk about what's wrong with the pharmaceutical industry today, how people are being kept from vital nutrients, and how we can go about fixing this. Ahmad Amer...


Aramco 1st Hog Rally 3

Published: June 19, 2008
Length: 37:49 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sami AlShammary

Just some Pics of the "Iron Camel" Harley Davidson group in Dhahran city (East Saudi) مقاطع لقروب الهارلي بمدينه الظهران :)


Aramco 1st Hog Rally 2

Published: June 19, 2008
Length: 46:37 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Sami AlShammary

Just some Pics of the "Iron Camel" Harley Davidson group in Dhahran city (East Saudi) مقاطع لقروب الهارلي بمدينه الظهران :)


1975 Nativity Pageant Trailer

Published: November 12, 2010
Length: 10:34 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: aramcobratsinc

Visit www.aramco-brats.com/Suq to order a DVD of the last Nativity Pageant performed in 1975 at the King's Road ballpark in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia.


The Power of Change

Published: October 29, 2013
Length: 28:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Youniss Naffaa

This is my 2nd speech in the toastmasters club "Explorers Club" in Dhahran. I hope you like and enjoy the speech. Moreover, encourages you to speak in front of an audience and improves your...


30-Year Service Ceremony - Saudi Aramco Wed March 23 2011

Published: July 09, 2012
Length: 00:42 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Abbas.AlMatawah


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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Khobar Towers bombing

The Khobar Towers bombing was a terrorist attack on part of a housing complex in the city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia, located near the national oil company headquarters of Dhahran on June 25, 1996. At that time Khobar Towers was being used as quarters for foreign military personnel.

Located at 26.2611, 50.2062 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Presidency of Bill Clinton, 20th-century military history of the United States, Mass murder in 1996, Terrorist incidents in 1996, Car and truck bombings, 1996 in Saudi Arabia, Khobar, Terrorism in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia–United States relations, History of the United States Air Force

Saudi Aramco Residential Camp in Dhahran

Saudi Aramco Residential Camp in Dhahran, casually known by its inhabitants as the Dhahran Camp, is the residential community built by Saudi Aramco for its employees. It is located within the city of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. The Dhahran residential camp is a fenced-in company compound and only Saudi Aramco employees and their dependents may live inside.

Located at 26.3049, 50.1286 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Dhahran, Saudi Aramco, Gated communities in Saudi Arabia

2004 Khobar massacre

In the 29 May 2004 Al-Khobar massacres in Saudi Arabia, seventeen terrorists, members of the The Jerusalem Squadron, attacked third country national personnel of two oil industry installations, the Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation building and the Petroleum Centre, and a foreign workers' housing complex, the Oasis Compound, in the Gulf city of Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Located at 26.3213, 50.1925 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Terrorist incidents in 2004, Mass murder in 2004, Terrorism in Saudi Arabia, 2004 in Saudi Arabia, Islamic terrorism

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM or UPM) is a public university in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Among Saudi universities, it is highest regarded for excellence in its science and engineering programs. It offers some programs that are not offered elsewhere in Saudi Arabia.

Located at 26.3097, 50.1439 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Dhahran, Educational institutions established in 1963, Universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Dhahran International Airport

Dhahran International Airport in Dhahran formerly served the Ash Sharqiyah Province (Eastern Province) in Saudi Arabia. In 1999, after the opening of King Fahd International Airport, all scheduled flights were shifted out of Dhahran and the airport now serves as the King Abdulaziz Air Base of the Royal Saudi Air Force. The airport terminal building is one of the architectural works of Minoru Yamasaki, and was completed in 1961.

Located at 26.2653, 50.1519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Dhahran, Airports in Saudi Arabia

King Faisal University

King Faisal University (KFU) is a public university with the main campuse in the city of Hofuf in Al-Hassa, Saudi Arabia founded in 1975. KFU was initially established with four colleges: two in Dammam and the other two in Al-Hasa.

Located at 26.3885, 50.1878 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1975, Universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia, King Faisal University

Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium

Prince Mohamed bin Fahd Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. It is currently used mostly for football matches, and is the home of Ettifaq FC. The stadium has a capacity of 26,000 people. It is named after Muhammad bin Fahd, who is the Governor of the Eastern Province since 1985. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:26.427212|50.114093|type:landmark_scale:3000|||||| |primary |name= }}

Located at 26.4272, 50.1141 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Dammam, Football venues in Saudi Arabia, Multi-purpose stadiums in Saudi Arabia,

Tamimi Group

The Tamimi Group, sometimes called the al-Tamimi group (though a different organization from the Egyptian Al-Tamimi group), is a Saudi Arabian business house with activities ranging from supermarket chains, hotels, oilfield services & supplies, road construction, power generation to bus transportation and trucking. Founded in 1953 by the late Ali Tamimi, the company is presently owned and managed by his heirs.

Located at 26.405, 50.1386 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Companies of Saudi Arabia

Pakistan International School, Al-Khobar

The Pakistan International School, Al-Khobar, more popularly known by its former name as the Saudi Arabian International School (Pakistani Section) (SAIS) due to its huge Pakistani student body and teaching staff, is a school serving the Pakistani community of Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia residing in the cities of Khobar, Dammam, Dhahran, Thuqbah, Ras Tanura, Abqaiq and Jubail. The study curriculum of the school is based purely on that of Pakistani education standards.

Located at 26.2953, 50.2114 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1966, Schools in Saudi Arabia, Pakistani international schools

Dhahran Airfield

The Dhahran Airfield was an airfield operated by the United States from 1945 until 1962. The military relationship that exists today between the United States and Saudi Arabia was highly influenced by the origin and development of this airfield.

Located at 26.2653, 50.1519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Dhahran, Airports in Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, Military installations of Saudi Arabia, Closed facilities of the United States Air Force

EXPEC Advanced Research Center

The Exploration and Petroleum Engineering Center - Advanced Research Center is located in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. It is a research center that belongs to Saudi Aramco and is responsible for upstream oil and gas technology development. The center has over 250 scientists from various disciplines, spread across six technology teams and one laboratory division which tackle various aspects of oil and gas exploration, development, and production.

Located at 26.3123, 50.1281 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Saudi Aramco

Al Rashid Mall

The Al Rashed Mall is a shopping mall located in the west of the Khobar city center in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The mall is located on the northern side of the King Abdullah Road (former Dhahran Road) opposite where it is joined by the King Khalid Road (former King Fahd Road).

Located at 26.2907, 50.1809 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Khobar, Shopping malls in Saudi Arabia, Shopping malls established in 1995

Half Moon Bay, Saudi Arabia

Half Moon Bay, is located near Khobar city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. Half Moon Bay has been a place of recreation for many people, including oil workers and their families, for the last 80 years. Known for its great Grouper fishing and sailing, many generations have enjoyed it to this day. With an average depth of around 15–30 feet, and a couple of spots dropping to 50 feet, Half Moon Bay has been an excellent classroom for thousands of divers learning the sport.

Located at 26.1667, 50.0333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Bodies of water of Saudi Arabia, Beaches of Saudi Arabia, Bays of Saudi Arabia

Dammam Community College

Dammam Community College (كلية المجتمع في الدمام) is a college located in Saudi Arabia Eastern Province, the college offers Accociate Degree of three majors, Computer Application, Accounting, Marketing, the College also provide the same kind of programs for part time students for Saudis as well as foreigners, the college is part of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals.

Located at 26.3953, 50.1208 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Education in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Aramco Beach

Saudi Aramco Beach is a private beach owned and managed by Saudi Aramco Oil company. The beach is located in the eastern part of Half Moon Bay near the city of Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The beach has palm trees, picnic tables, lights and electric sources, barbecue grills, yacht club and showers with water cooled to a comfortable temperature. {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:26|07|37|N|50|05|21|E|region:SA_type:waterbody_source:GNS-enwiki |primary |name= }}

Located at 26.1269, 50.0892 (Lat. / Lng.), about 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, Dhahran, Saudi Aramco, Beaches of Saudi Arabia

University of Dammam

University of Dammam is a university in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Abdullah Al-Rubaish is its President. It was a previously a part of King Faisal University (now in Al-hasa only). The main campus is in the coastal area of Al-Rakah. Several colleges are scattered around the eastern province (College of Medicine is in the main campus.)

Located at 26.3787, 50.1923 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Universities and colleges in Saudi Arabia, University of Dammam

Saudi Readymix Concrete Company

Saudi Readymix Concrete Company Ltd. is a producer and supplier of ready-mix concrete and related products in Saudi Arabia. The company is based in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, operates 20 commercial and 10 on-site factories, and is involved in many projects all over the Kingdom.

Located at 26.3026, 50.2116 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Companies of Saudi Arabia, Manufacturing companies of Saudi Arabia, Companies established in 1978

Organization of United States Air Force Units in the Gulf War

The 1990-1991 Gulf War was the last major United States Air Force combat operation of the 20th Century. The command and control of forces deployed to the Middle East initially as part of Operation Desert Shield, later engaging in combat operations during Operation Desert Storm, were assigned to United States Central Command Air Forces (USCENTAF), the USAF component of the Joint United States Central Command.

Located at 26.2653, 50.1519 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gulf War, 20th-century military history of the United States, Orders of battle

International Philippine School in Al Khobar

International Philippine School In Al Khobar is an international school in Ash Sharqiyah, Khobar.

Located at 26.2683, 50.2139 (Lat. / Lng.), about 6 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
International schools in Saudi Arabia

Bin Quraya

Bin Quraya Est, through its rental division: BQ Rental, is the leading heavy equipment rental firm in Saudi Arabia, with one of the Middle East's largest heavy equipment fleets. The company is based in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, with clients and projects all over the Kingdom.

Located at 26.3249, 50.073 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Construction equipment rental companies, Companies of Saudi Arabia

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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
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