The largest city in the Eastern Province, and the 3rd largest city in the Kingdom, after Riyadh and Jeddah. Dammam Port and the new King Fahad International Airport are the largest on the Arabian Gulf.
Huge port for import-export traffic (No.2 after Jeddah), Dammam Corniche, north of Tarut: Mangroves (seaside bus and turtle staple food) on the way. The King Fahad Causeway (25 km long) south of Khobar, links the Kingdom with the state of Bahrain Island.
Dammam is the main transport hub of the Dammam-Dhahran-Khobar cluster.
The vast King Fahd International Airport is about 50 km from the city centre, literally in the middle of the desert — you'll see sand dunes, camels and Bedouin tents on the way there.
Dammam railway station is about 8 km from city centre, connects to Abqaiq (40 min), Hofuf (1:10) and Riyadh (3:30).
Dammam is well linked by the kingdom's modern highway network and the GCC road. Riyadh can be reached in 4 hours. Nearby Khobar is a 15 min drive, from where Bahrain is another 30 minutes on the King Fahd Causeway.