Must-dos for your trip to Khobar
دليل "وافي" للسياحة في الخبر
12 MAY 2021
Source: Nadeen Al-Wazani
Famous for its vital location on the shores of the Arabian Gulf, Al-Khobar is a favorite destination where visitors can experience the magic of ancient history, richness of modernity and beauty of nature.
Located roughly 50 kilometers away from King Fahd International Airport in the Eastern Province, the city promises you a memorable adventure with its sandy beaches, gorgeous seafront, shopping outlets, resorts, restaurants, picturesque parks and breathtaking historical monuments.
The Al-Khobar Corniche is one of the most prominent tourist sites in the city due to the variety of cafes, restaurants and green spaces it offers. The area also features a variety of fun activities that suit all age groups.
With a distinctive curved shape that resembles a crescent, Half Moon Bay features a gorgeous beach where visitors can get involved in fun activities such as sandboarding, swimming and diving. The bay also features a wide range of cafes, playgrounds and resorts that tourists can enjoy.
With unique views of the Red Sea, Dughaither Island features a wide selection of high-end international restaurants and cafes as well as access to various water activities.
Al-Khobar enjoys many beautiful beaches on the Gulf, including Sunset Beach, Al-Aziziah Beach, Al-Nakheel Beach and King Fahd Tourist City that features lush gardens and great activities such as horseback riding and cycling.
The city is home to both modern and traditional shopping centers that offer a variety of high-quality goods at low prices, including the Al Suwaikt Market, Al Thuqba Market, and Traditional Women's Market markets as well as Taba Center. Visit Rashid Mall, Mall of Dhahran and Al Khobar Mall for their range of famous international brands. The malls also feature restaurant lounges and games halls as part of their integrated shopping offerings.
For a fun day out in the sun, take a trip to one of Al-Khobar’s lush gardens with the family. A great starting point is Housing Park, which features a calm ambiance and entertainment facilities throughout.
Home to a variety of animal species including mammals, wild animals, birds and fish, Khobar Zoo is another favorite destination for all the family.
Alhokair Time is one of the largest amusement parks in the city that offers many arcades and rides suitable for all ages.
The Japanese-inspired theme park in Al-Khobar Mall is the first of its kind in the Kingdom and was created in line with international standards.
Showcasing Al-Khobar’s cultural side, Taybeen Museum in the Al-Aziziyah neighborhood sheds light on life between the 1970s and 1990s through more than 10,000 exhibits.
For an educational yet exciting experience, visit the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Center for Science and Technology (Scitech) located on the Corniche.
Visitors to Dhahran looking to view the wonderful types of Saudi art should not miss out on a visit to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra), which showcases the historical and cultural features of the city and the Kingdom.