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Eastern Province (Saudi Arabia)

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The Eastern Province (ash-Sharqiyah) is the largest province in Saudi Arabia, covering the entire Gulf coast of the country as well as the Saudi parts of the vast Empty Quarter.

Cities[edit]

The three main cities of the Eastern Province are all tightly clustered together and no more than a 15-min drive apart from each other.

The rest are scattered around the coast:

  • Jubail — Biggest Industrial city of Saudi Arabia
  • Hofuf (al-Ahsa) — the world's largest oasis
  • Wadi al-Dawasir (Sulayyil) — gateway to the Empty Quarter

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Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

Dammam's airport has services from around Saudi Arabia and limited international flights to major cities in the region. Flying in via Bahrain is also a viable option.

By train[edit]

There are four trains a day from Riyadh to Dammam via Hofuf.

By car[edit]

The King Fahd Causeway connects Khobar to Bahrain.

Get around[edit]

Public transport is very limited, so having your own wheels will really pay off here.

Best to ask your hotel or colleagues and have a regular taxi where you know and can trust driver.

Many arab drivers don't speak English and take you around for a long ride.

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You can find all kinds of cuisine here. You find a lot of Indian and pakistani restaurants. Finding standalone Vegetarian restaurants is just too impossible.

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Stay safe[edit]

Carry your passport/work permit all the time. You can asked to produce your documents any time of the days and night. Do not point your camera at a lady. Do not carry alcohol/drugs into Saudi Arabia. Avoid carrying medicines unless you have a prescription along with it. Do not carry any pornographic material with you.

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