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Al-Khobar city is a part of the Saudi Arabian region lining the Arabian Gulf coast. One of the most famous places to visit in Khobar is ‘Corniche’. Corniche is a crescent shape on the cliff side. The place has many options for entertainment such as historical sites, natural and adventure attractions and tourist places in Khobar to dine out.
Khobar has a splendid view of skyscrapers and is surrounded by scenic park sights, lovely beaches on the outskirts of the town, and there are more things to do in Khobar at the shopping centres. It is a popular place for its pearl diving heritage, oil industry, arts, music, sports and entertainment. Khobar has a large variety of natural landscapes, parks, beaches and a recreational coastline to the Arabian Gulf.
A key Al Khobar point of interest is its large waterfront area called Corniche and the seaside location. It is no wondert that Khobar- Corniche is one of the most preferred Saudi destinations. There are friendly tourist walkways and the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Sea Park, with cafes and playgrounds in the Corniche. Only at a short distance, there is Khobar’s Island Water Tower ready to greet you with a wonderful panorama view. Khobar Corniche has a variety of beaches making it idyllic location for fishing, long beach walks, scuba diving and family-fun picnics.
Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science & Technology Center (SciTech) has ample entertainment options for both family and kids. It is a state of the art scientific centre, built by Prince Sultan Bin Abdulziz in 2006, with an intention to share knowledge and resources with students and researchers. The centre has exhibition halls consisting of over 350 scientific displays attached to science and technology fields. The place has an aquarium, scientific dome, educational unit, astronomical observatory, etc.
The Rashid Mall and Mall of Dhahran has expansive shopping centres, and there is enough space to shop or indulge in amusement parks and other entertainment options for the family and the kids.
There are Al Khobar golf courses to hone your golfing skills.
Among the things to do in Khobar is the very popular ATVs riding on the coast of the Arabian Gulf south of town. It is a fun-filled activity where the participants do a lot of running, up and down on the sand dunes or breathing exercises on the beach as well. People are placed in the ATV which runs at 40 miles per hour.
"Half-Moon Bay" is a popular coast in the south of Khobar and has many beaches full of shaded sitting areas. The facilities are complete with trash cans placement and shower areas. Camp and campfires are permitted. These beaches are clean, have decent sand and uncrowded most of the time.
Dammam has the closest airport to reach Khobar. But, Bahrain Airport is more popular with the Khobar Travellers since, on the route gets to drive across the King Fahd Causeway to Khobar. Moreover, the Bahrain International Airport has many bars and airport lounges which makes it even a more attractive for the foreigners visiting Khobar. Bahrain International Airport is also best connected to Khobar. To board the train at Dammam station, you need to board a taxi for a 15-minute drive.
The Saudi-Bahraini Transport Company (SABTCO) connects you to Bahrain through the Dammam bus station is the nearest. SABTCO connects Riyadh directly to Khobar through VIP services.
Khobar has a limited taxi access until you reach the town and the place is vast. For convenience, you need to have your own car to drive around. When near town, there is a cab easily available on a call, from your hotel, for example. You can book an Uber or Careem if you have a good, working internet connection.
Al Khobar is hot and humid summer, typically like a desert climate and so has mild, dry winters.
Best time to visit is in February up to April and then, August to November. November onwards up to January, the climate is dry, and it is severely cold. April is the best month to visit as it has a perfect weather to enjoy beaches, strolling in the park and doing shopping around the town.
There is a nine-day Al Khobar festival conducted in January to add cultural tourism vibrancy to the place. Even though it is a low tourist season, there is rush during this time of the festival.
Don’t forget to pack a travel insurance policy. It is the ultimate rescue package for travelers in unknown country. Travel insurance can get you out from the losses due to theft, or loss of documents, and medical emergencies.
Contact your travel insurer as soon as possible in case of a medical emergency. Your travel insurance may allow you cashless treatment at certain hospitals in the city.
Saudi Riyal is the local currency here. Coins available in the denomination of 5, 10, 25 and 50 halala and SR1 notes in the denomination of SR1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 is used.
Money transfers can be done online, or there are plenty of ATMs available to withdraw cash. Saudi banks are a dependable option as they charge less than the live exchange rate, for money transfers. There are Al Amoudi Exchange and many more currency exchange offices which must be approached than doing the exchange at the airports.
Arabic is the local language and the most preferred too. English is spoken in a friendly way to extend hospitality to the tourists. But, hardly you will find a co-companion speaking in fluent English. They are a good native speaker, and that does not make any less of these generously hospitable people. People love speaking in own language here. An extended part of their touristy courtesy is to receive people warmly and acquaint with them. To reciprocate the gesture, it is important you know some of their languages, at least for greeting and meeting people in general.
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