is the site of numerous historic meetings between the founding king and foreign diplomats. The place in which he conducted negotiations with international political forces in the region
Uqair’s importance started to diminish in 1957, when the construction of the port in Dammam and the railway began However, as a tourist destination, Uqair is one of the most beautiful coastal locations in the Kingdom. Uqair boasts a diverse range of geographical features, and several important islands, including Zakhounia and Al-Futtaim. Moreover, the beach of Uqair, which is about 65 kilometres from the city of Hofuf, attracts many visitors from different regions of the Kingdom, especially from Al-Ahsa, the Eastern Province and the Riyadh region.
The customs building at the port of Uqair has been registered in the national antiquities register, and the warehouses, customs and port buildings have been restored.