Dammam

What is Dammam known for?


oil producing

Transportation thumb Saudi Aramco airplanes parked in the general aviation terminal in King Fahd International Airport (File:Saudi Aramco airplanes parked in the general aviation terminal, King Fahd International Airport.JPG) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia Air Dammam is served by the King Fahd International Airport, the largest airport in the world in terms of land area . The terminal is about 25 km to the northwest of the city and is connected by an three-lane highway. All other cities of the Eastern Province share this airport. Dammam is well connected by air with other cities in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Sea Dammam's King Abdulaziz Sea Port, located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, is the second largest port of Saudi Arabia. It was founded in the late 1940s. It has large equipment that allows it to receive various types of vessels. The most important equipments are 56 multi-purpose hoist, 8 container cranes, and 524 tanker containers. There are a number of berths for ships and fishing, as well as ship repair yard. thumb Road to Dammam (File:Road to Dammam.jpg) Road Eastern Province cities like Abqaiq, Dhahran, Hofuf, Jubail (Dhahran–Jubail Highway), Khafji, Khobar (Dammam-Khobar Highway), Ras Tanura, Sihat and Qatif (Gulf Road (Saudi Arabia) (Gulf Road)), as well as many cities in other parts of the Kingdom are linked with Dammam by 8-lane highways. Dammam is connected to the Saudi capital, Riyadh and Jeddah on the west coast by Highway 40 (Highway 40 (Saudi Arabia)). It is also linked to Bahrain by the 28 km long King Fahd Causeway. Dammam also has highways to other Middle-Eastern countries such as Kuwait (Abu Hadriyah Highway), Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates. Rail The headquarters of the Saudi Railways Organization (SRO), Saudi Arabia's sole railway operator, is in Dammam. Saudi Railways Locations The passenger terminal in Dammam was the first in Saudi Arabia and was built in 1981. It is considered to be a major terminal in the Saudi railway network. SRO operates a 449 km passenger line that connects Dammam to Riyadh through Hofuf and Abqaiq. It also operates a 556 km cargo line starting at King Abdul Aziz Sea Port in Dammam and ending in a dry port in Riyadh, passing by Hofuf, Abqaiq, Al-Kharj, Haradh and Al-Tawdhihiyah. In addition, some 373 km of auxiliary lines branch from SRO's main lines to connect some industrial and agricultural areas and military sites with export ports and residential areas. Saudi Railways Existing Network Two future railway projects connecting Dammam with Jeddah via Riyadh and Mecca in the western region and connecting Dammam with Jubail have been proposed. Culture Cuisine Dammam residents are a mix of several different ethnicities and nationalities. This mixture of races has made a major impact on Dammam's traditional cuisine. The Kabsa is popular among the people of Dammam, often made with chicken instead of lamb meat. The Yemeni (Yemeni cuisine) Mandi (Mandi (food)) is also popular as a lunch meal. Hejazi cuisine is popular as well and dishes like Mabshoor, Mitabbak, Foul, Areika, Hareisa, Kabab Meiroo, Shorabah Hareira (Hareira soup), Migalgal, Madhbi (chicken grilled on stone) Madfun (literally meaning buried), Magloobah, Kibdah, Manzalah (usually eaten at Eid ul-Fitr), Ma'asoob, Magliya (Hijazi version of Falafel), Saleeig (Hijazi dish made of milk rice), Hummus, Biryani, Ruz Kabli, Ruz Bukhari, Saiyadyia, can be acquired in many traditional restaurants around the city. Grilled meat has a good market in Dammam such as Shawarma, Kofta, and Kebab. During Ramadan Sambousak (Sambusac) and Ful (Ful medames) are the most popular meals during Dusk. These meals are almost found in Lebanese, Syrian, and Turkish restaurants. International food is also popular in the city. American chains such as Pizza Hut, McDonald's, Burger King, Domino's Pizza and KFC, among others are widely distributed in Dammam, as are more upscale chains like Chili's, Applebee's and TGI Friday's. Due to the large number of South Asian immigrants, Indian, Pakistani, Filipinos, Chinese, Japanese, and other Eastern Asian food are also popular. European restaurants, such as Italian and French, are also found throughout the city. There are also local fast food chains such as Abu Nawas (serving mainly broasted chicken), Fillfilah

in Dhahran, the campus is between the headquarters of the Saudi Arabian oil company, Saudi Aramco and the Dhahran Air Base (Dhahran International Airport). It is near the coast of the Persian Gulf and is 7 kilometers from Khobar city. The port city of Dammam is 20 kilometres away. The oil-producing town of Abqaiq is 70 kilometres west, and the oasis city of Al-Hasa is about 130 kilometers south of the campus. The Kingdom of Bahrain is 35 kilometres from the Saudi coastline accessed via King Fahd Causeway. Additionally, there are two active and one defunct community colleges: * Dammam Community College Associate's Degree s in Accounting, Computer Applications, Marketing * Hafar Al-Batin Community College Associate's Degree s in: *'''Saudi Arabia **Dammam - King Fahd International Airport * *'''Switzerland His alliances with regional powers tended to be on the basis of shared opposition to the Al-Khalifa: he formed an alliance with the first Saudi dynasty when it conquered Bahrain, and he founded the fort of Dammam in 1809. But after the Saudis’ expulsion, in 1816 he allied himself with the rulers of Muscat (Muscat, Oman) in their failed invasion of Bahrain, Charles Belgrave, p128 and turned away from the Saudis, angering them. The Saudis then destroyed the fort of Dammam, causing him to move to Khor Hasan in Qatar. - style "background-color: #DDDDDD" Dammam Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Saudi_Arabia Localities Dammam Commons:Dammam


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name Sheraton Dammam Hotel And Towers Hotel alt url http: www.sheratondammam.com email address 1st Street lat 26.452619 long 50.120240 directions phone +966 3 8345555 tollfree fax +966 3 8349872 price Prices from 500 SR checkin checkout content Go next * Khobar : just 15 minutes away by car. * Dhahran : just 20 minutes away by car. * Jubail : just 90 minutes away by car * Bahrain : 1 hour away WikiPedia:Dammam Dmoz:Regional Middle_East Saudi_Arabia Localities Dammam Commons:Dammam


modern oil

Airport King Fahd Airport - Geographically, the Ras Tanura complex is located a distance south of the modern industrial port city of Jubail (formerly a sleepy fishing village) and north across Tarut Bay from the old port city of (Al-)Dammam. Although Ras Tanura's port area is located on a small peninsula, due to modern oil tankers' need for deeper water, Saudi Aramco has built numerous artificial islands for easier docking. In addition, oil platform offshore oil rigs


medical science

, the main electricity company in Saudi Arabia # Services Institute of Petroleum and natural gas # Institute of Public Administration (a branch of the eastern region) # Technical Institute of Naval Studies (RSNF-TINS) # Amal Institute for Deaf Girls # Vocational training institute # Institute of Education property # Industrial Secondary Institute # Al-Ghad International Medical Science Colleges #King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals #Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University Hospitals and medical


projects numerous

, Dubai, Bangkok, Frankfurt, Kabul, Kuwait, London, Muscat (Muscat, Oman), Newark (Newark, New Jersey), Chicago, Singapore, Sharjah (Sharjah (city)), Dammam, Riyadh, Hongkong, Paris, Shanghai). Bechtel participated in the building of Hoover Dam in the 1930s. It has also had involvement in a number of other high profile construction engineering projects: numerous power projects such as refineries (Oil refinery) and Nuclear power plant


education scientific

College (King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals) # Tomorrow International College for Health Sciences # Academy of ports for maritime studies and technical assistance # Academy of Health Sciences # Academic education # Scientific Institute (University of Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud) # Health Institute # Technical Institute, the Saudi Petroleum Services # Institute of Beauty Specialist, Science and Technology (girls) # Higher Institute of Engineering and Petroleum # Training Institute


oil

and close ties with the bigger city of Dammam. When the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia was founded in 1932, the area was the site of several hamlets that depended on fishing and pearls for their survival. Over a span of a little more than half a century, the area has developed into a thriving hub of industry, commerce and science, and home to more than half a million people. The area's transformation was launched with the discovery of oil in commercial quantities. The Eastern Province sits atop

one of the largest oil fields in the world, and it was here in Dhahran in 1936 that Aramco, the predecessor of the national oil company of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Aramco, dug the famous Dammam No. 7 well that proved beyond doubt that the Kingdom possessed a large supply of hydrocarbons. The discovery of new oil fields to the south, west and north of Dammam in the 1940s and 1950s, which now account for a quarter of the world's proven oil reserves, triggered a building boom. The Albinali Family, led

by Sheikh Muhammad Nasir Albinali and Brothers played a crucial role in the development of the city of Dammam and the Eastern province in various fields. Experts and technicians from throughout the Kingdom and the world gathered to help search for new oil fields and bring them on-stream. New pipelines had to be installed, storage facilities built and jetties constructed to handle tankers. The growing number of experts working in Dhahran required the building of housing, hospitals, schools


local fast

distributed in Dammam, as are more upscale chains like Chili's, Applebee's and TGI Friday's. Due to the large number of South Asian immigrants, Indian, Pakistani, Filipinos, Chinese, Japanese, and other Eastern Asian food are also popular. European restaurants, such as Italian and French, are also found throughout the city. There are also local fast food chains such as Abu Nawas (serving mainly broasted chicken), Fillfilah and several others. Information TV and radio


military industry

Highway (257 km) * Khaybar - Al Ola Highway (175 km) Military industry The vast majority of Saudi Arabia's military equipment is imported from European and North American suppliers. However, the Al-Fahd Infantry fighting vehicle and the Al-Faris 8-400 armored personnel carrier (Al-Faris 8-400), used by Saudi land forces, were manufactured by the Abdallah Al Faris Company for Heavy Industries, based


international

Cooperation Council , and the Arab World. Dammam Metropolitan Area, and the rest of the Eastern Province, is served by the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km 2 ), about 20 km to the northwest of the city. Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the largest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in is second only to Jeddah Seaport in the Middle East and North

in the Kingdom. A railway line connected Dammam to the agricultural center of Al-Kharj and on to Riyadh. Dhahran International Airport was established between Dhahran and Al-Khobar to connect the region to other parts of the Kingdom and the world. thumb Dammam and Khobar (File:Dammam and Khobar.jpg) To encourage the growth of non-oil industries, an industrial city was established in the open space between the three cities. Now home to more than 124 factories, the industrial complex

as imports from abroad, is the domain of shipping agents and commercial companies located in Dammam and Al-Khobar, making the Dammam Area not only a major oil producing and exporting area, but also a commercial and shipping center. The growth of the region has necessitated the construction of a larger and more modern airport to replace the Dhahran International Airport which is now cramped for space. The new King Fahd International Airport, located to the west of Dammam

Dammam

'''Dammam''' ( , after Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca and Medina. It is the center of the Dammam Metropolitan Area which together forms part as the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Saudi Arabia having an estimated combined population of over 4,100,000 as of 2012; The Dammam metropolitan area, or greater Dammam, is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Ad Dammam, Eastern Province, and its suburbs. It is the area that is closely linked to the city through social, economic, and cultural ties, the city has a Sunni Muslim majority population. The Dammam metropolitan area: mainly known as greater Dammam, is the largest metropolitan area in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia formed by three main neighboring cities: Dammam, Dhahran, and Khobar these 3 respectable cities are sometimes referred to as the triplet cities. Greater Dammam also includes many other smaller cities such as: Al Qatif, Safwa, and Ras Tanura,form a population of 5,212,000 as of 2012. The city is growing at an exceptionally high rate of 12% a year, the fastest in the Kingdom, Gulf Cooperation Council, and the Arab World.

Dammam Metropolitan Area, and the rest of the Eastern Province, is served by the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km 2 ), about 20 km to the northwest of the city. Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the largest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in is second only to Jeddah Seaport in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

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