Pure bliss at Dammam’s Marjan Island
جزيرة المرجان: الوجهة الترفيهية الأشهر في الدمام
10 MAR 2021
Source: Nadeen Al-Wazani
For perfect picnic spots away from the hustle and bustle of the city, do consider a trip to Dammam’s Marjan Island. Built in 1991, Marjan Island is a man-made archipelago consisting of four coral-shaped isles with several hotel resorts and beaches. It is a great place to take a relaxing stroll and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Marjan Island is connected by a bridge to the Dammam pier. The island offers visitors plenty of open green spaces, charming landscapes, seating areas and playgrounds for the children. Visitors can even enjoy a boat ride to the island and back. Marjan is also considered to be a popular fishing spot as well as a wonderful place to enjoy a barbeque with the family while appreciating the distinctive views of Dammam at night.
This island is home to King Abdullah Park, which hosts many celebrations, festivals, bazaars and national events. There is a main entrance as well as two towers on both sides. There are also four pitches and courts to play football, volleyball and basketball, as well as dedicated areas to walk, jog and cycle.
The island has many facilities including parking spaces, five prayer areas, kiosks and cafes. There is a cruise ship offering trips into the sea and a floating café on the coast of the Arabian Gulf.
Al-Marjan Resort offers different accommodation options overlooking the sea with excellent services. It provides cruises by boat as well as Jet Ski rentals. The resort also offers barbecue facilities, a private pool for women, breakfast services and an airport transfer service.