, in Saudi Arabia
, is one of the biggest cities and is the largest city and the capital city of Saudi Arabian's Eastern Province. It is the administrative and government hub of Saudi Arabia and is headed by a mayor.
The Dammam Corniche makes for the best spot to view Dammam from, made of beautiful parks and lanes lined with trees on both sides. One such park is the famous King Abdullah Park, complete with a beautiful and scenic planted park forest and nicely manicured lawns. Nearby, the humanmade Coral Island makes another bucket list of places to visit while in Dammam.
At the Dammam Regional Museum, there can be found ancient artifacts and other unique findings that date back into the Stone Age period. At the Share Al-Hob market, more tradition-oriented goods are available for viewing and purchase by the public.
More beautiful spots are seen on the Tarout Island within Al-Qatif city, especially with the Tarout Castle. The Tarout Castle features an ancient building that was made from red clay towers in a nicely-placed quadrangle.
When to visit Dammam
Dammam has a hot desert climate. Summer is long and extremely hot, with the temperature shooting to as high as 40°C (104°F) or more. Dust storms are not uncommon during summer. Most days are longer than the nights as the daylight hours are extended, the primary reason why most visitors venture out in the evenings. The driest months, between May
, fall within this period.
Winter is anything between mild and warm, and most days are pleasant and tolerable. The temperature does not drop lower than 8°C (46.4°F). Rainfall during winter is typical, although in most cases, it is only just light showers. Occasionally, the rain is high and may result in waterlogged roads in Dammam. Sometimes, the rainfall is accompanied by thunderstorms and flashes of lightning.
The peak time for tourism in Dammam is between January
, from mid-winter to mid-spring. During this time, the weather is most temperate and highly tolerable. Also, Dammam looks very beautiful during this period with the blossoming flowers everywhere in the green natural parks and gardens.
The most famous event is the Ramadhan Festival that occurs on varying dates depending on the Islamic calendar. During this festivity, the people in Dammam celebrate with lots of feasting on local delicacies and drinks. The celebrations are open to all Muslims but can be attended by even non-Muslims. During this time, most shops and businesses remain closed to allow time for the festivities to take place.
Another event in Dammam is the Saudi Film Festival that is held on specific dates in February
and March. The people of Dammam come together to appreciate local talent by celebrating the films that are made and produced in Saudi Arabia.