Khobar

What is Khobar known for?


energy producing

of energy producing and consuming nations to discuss a response to high oil prices (near-month West Texas Intermediate was above $40 per barrel the previous week). Saudi Arabia calls on OPEC to raise production quotas by as much as 11%, but the ministers do not come to an agreement other than to meet again in Beirut on June 3. Saudi Arabia decides to unilaterally increase its crude oil production beyond its quota to in June. (Reuters) *'''May 30''': Saudi


programs+school

, Saad National School (Saad National Schools), Jubail Academy International School, KFUPM Schools, Khobar French School, International Programs School, BISAK(British International School Al-Khobar, International Schools Group (which has multiple schools across the country), Al-Andalus International School, and International


international programs

, Saad National School (Saad National Schools), Jubail Academy International School, KFUPM Schools, Khobar French School, International Programs School, BISAK(British International School Al-Khobar, International Schools Group (which has multiple schools across the country), Al-Andalus International School, and International


oil production

of energy producing and consuming nations to discuss a response to high oil prices (near-month West Texas Intermediate was above $40 per barrel the previous week). Saudi Arabia calls on OPEC to raise production quotas by as much as 11%, but the ministers do not come to an agreement other than to meet again in Beirut on June 3. Saudi Arabia decides to unilaterally increase its crude oil production beyond its quota to in June. (Reuters) *'''May 30''': Saudi


high oil

of energy producing and consuming nations to discuss a response to high oil prices (near-month West Texas Intermediate was above $40 per barrel the previous week). Saudi Arabia calls on OPEC to raise production quotas by as much as 11%, but the ministers do not come to an agreement other than to meet again in Beirut on June 3. Saudi Arabia decides to unilaterally increase its crude oil production beyond its quota to in June. (Reuters) *'''May 30''': Saudi


oil industry

,is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Dammam and its suburbs. It is the area that is closely linked to the city through social, economic, and cultural ties. 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. As a major metropolitan area, it is known for its fishing and pearl diving heritage, oil industry, arts, entertainment, popular music

militants attack two oil industry installations and a foreign workers' housing complex in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, killing at least 11 people and taking some 50 hostages. Saudi police attempt to storm the housing complex but withdraw after taking casualties. A previously unknown militant group styling itself "The Jerusalem Squadron" claims responsibility and says they are attacking "zionists and crusaders" who are there to "steal our oil and resources". (CNN) (BBC) * U.S. District Judge Nancy Gertner (in Massachusetts) rules that stating that someone is homosexual does not constitute libel or slander. (AP) * Pakistan test-fires a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear (nuclear weapon) warhead, but claims it will not increase tensions with India. (PakistanLink) * Saudi (Saudi Arabia) commandos storm the Khobar housing compound where Islamic militants (Islamic terrorism) were holding several dozen hostages, ending with 22 dead. (BBC) * Thousands of Pakistani Sunni Muslims riot in Karachi, ransacking property, setting fire to four banks, and stoning vehicles after Mufti Nizamuddin Shamzai, an influential pro-Taliban cleric, is killed in a drive-by shooting. (NYT) (BBC) caption The Oasis Compound, 6 days later (bullet holes still visible). location Khobar, Saudi Arabia date May 29–30, 2004 Located 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. The center is at the corniche of nearby Khobar city on ‎‎21,700 m 2 . The buildings area is 14,100 m 2 . It ‎consists of seven main show halls, dealing with different sciences and ‎technologies. There are more than 350 scientific exhibited pieces and the IMAX scientific dome (the only IMAX theater in Saudi Arabia), http: www.scitech.com.sa ?PUrl Pages&Page Dome the Astronomic Observatory, ‎Educational Unit, Conference Hall, Temporary Exhibitions Hall and ‎Administrative and Services Facilities. The center aims to ‎cultivate the individuals of the Saudi society, especially teenagers, to let them ‎know more about the principles of science, their application, and explanation; it simplifes them by presenting them in an interactive and ‎interesting style, depending on education through entertainment education through experiment and observation. Al-Hilal stores Al-Hilal has a chain of luxury retail stores that sell the club's products. The first branch opened in February 2011 on the most expensive commercial street in Riyadh at a cost of SAR (Saudi riyal) 15 million (USD 4 million). It is the first store from any Saudi club, and the biggest club store in the Middle East. In the first week of opening, sales surpassed SAR 1 million (USD 266,000). Mobily plans to cover the kingdom's main cities with seven branches by the end of 2012. Khobar's branch is under development and expected to be opened in late August 2011 while Jeddah's branch is scheduled to open in September 2011. The stores offer thousands of high quality products including clothes, accessories, children toys and many other products. Menu thumb right 250px Chili's in Khobar (Image:Chiliskhobar.jpg), Saudi Arabia thumb right 250px Chili's in Lisbon (File:Restaurante Chili's de Telheiras.jpg), Portugal Boutiques Montblanc boutiques are found in Brisbane, Birmingham (Bullring), Venezia, Johannesburg, Hamburg, Guadalajara, Melbourne, Sao Paulo, Bogotá, London, Moscow, Caracas, Madrid, Cancun, Toronto, Montreal (Laval), Dubai, Santiago (Santiago, Chile), Alexandria, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Casablanca, Brasilia, Lima, Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, Durban, Quito, Medellín, Rome, Panama City, Cairo, Riyadh, Jeddah, Khobar, Manama, Kuwait City, Beirut, Auckland, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Cologne, Paris, Marseille, Nice, Cannes, Lyon, Sevilla, Copenhagen, Manchester, Warsaw, Mexico City, Abu Dhabi, Hyderabad (Hyderabad, India), Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Pune, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Boston, Chicago, New York City, Los Angeles, Dallas, Costa Mesa, San Jose (San Jose, California), San Diego, Tampa, Orlando, Miami, Washington DC, Baltimore, Atlanta, and San Antonio. *InterContinental Al Jubail, Jubail, Saudi Arabia *InterContinental Al Khobar, Khobar, Saudi Arabia *InterContinental Amman, Amman, Jordan The first four scientific colleges wee: The College of Agricultural and Food Sciences and the College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Husbandry at the main campus in Al-Hasa; and the College of Architecture and Planning and the College of Medicine and Medical Sciences in Dammam. In later years, with the intent to meet the future needs of the Kingdom, with the issuance of Royal decree No. 7 b 11155, and with the consent of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and the Chairman of the Board of Higher Education, the College of Education was founded in 1981, and the Faculty of Administrative Sciences and Planning in 1984. The teaching hospital, the King Fahd University Hospital, is in Khobar, although a newer hospital is currently under construction near the main campus of the university. 2004 Khobar massacre


large food

the crowds and are relatively clean. The Rashid Mall and Mall of Dhahran are Khobar's 2 biggest malls and are comparable to those found in western countries. Both offer many stores you would find there, and both offer large food halls with well-known outlets as well as Middle Eastern versions and specialists. For those with families, both of these malls have amusement parks. when visiting these malls it is important to watch out for women and family only areas. While the women only section of Rashid Mall is clearly designated, the family only areas of the Mall of Dhahran are marked with fairly small signs hanging from the ceiling and are not that obvious due to their height above ground level. For those unfamiliar with the Middle East, central Khobar, with its traffic and crowded streets, may feel a bit intimidating. Generally speaking, the visitor will not feel unsafe but may feel somewhat alone on the streets. The downtown area, especially near the waterfront, is highly-developed and gentrified, with many name-brand and Western eateries, coffee-shops and retailers. It is a bustling area with magnificent local food and good buys on merchandise (though quality may vary). Restaurant workers downtown will cater specially to Westerners. Prices vary, but tend to be reasonable - it is often possible to have a wonderful dinner downtown at a cafe of lamb, beef liver, chicken, rice, bread, falafel, veggies, and more for only the equivalent of $10 USD total for 4 people. Other Fun place in Khobar is Golf World, a nice place to enjoy playing Golf with your Friends, Family and Kids. It is 4 screen golf rooms and a 3 Cushion Billiard table. The place is in Makkah St. Olaya Center- Olaya area (Aqrrubiah Before) Make reservation by calling 889-7078 Buy '''Mall of Dhahran''' - over 1,000,000 sq. feet of retail space. koko centre point Eat If you enjoy fast food, local vendors such as Baba Habbas offer delicious and cheap hamburgers, fries and drinks that closely remind to the food in other parts of the world. One of the most traditional meals here is Chiken Shawaya with Rice which is basically chicken and rice - which is also a popular combination worldwide. Never try to ask for pork in Saudi Arabia as in all Islamic countries this is a prohibited food considered sinful. Stick to chicken, beef, seafood (Khobar is near to the seaside) and veg food. Drink Good luck. It's illegal, but there are hidden bars. Most serve brand-name liquor but make their own beer - only expats that have been in Khobar for a long time know about these secret spots. You don't want to end up in a Saudi prison, though, so it's best to give up the sauce while you are there. Sleep *


popular combination

to the food in other parts of the world. One of the most traditional meals here is Chiken Shawaya with Rice which is basically chicken and rice - which is also a popular combination worldwide. Never try to ask for pork in Saudi Arabia as in all Islamic countries this is a prohibited food considered sinful. Stick to chicken, beef, seafood (Khobar is near to the seaside) and veg food. Drink Good luck. It's illegal, but there are hidden bars. Most serve brand-name liquor but make their own


local+food+

and gentrified, with many name-brand and Western eateries, coffee-shops and retailers. It is a bustling area with magnificent local food and good buys on merchandise (though quality may vary). Restaurant workers downtown will cater specially to Westerners. Prices vary, but tend to be reasonable - it is often possible to have a wonderful dinner downtown at a cafe of lamb, beef liver, chicken, rice, bread, falafel, veggies, and more for only the equivalent of $10 USD total for 4 people. Other Fun


man made

Khobar

'''Al Khobar''' (also spelled ''Khobar'' or '' ) is a large city located in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the coast of the Persian Gulf. It is one of the largest cities in the Gulf Cooperation Council, with a population of 941,358 as of 2012. Al Khobar is a part of the Dammam metropolitan area (Dammam Metropolitan Area) along with Dammam and Dhahran, 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. Greater Dammam also includes many other smaller cities such as: Al Qatif, Safwa, and Ras Tanura which form an overall population of 5,212,000 as of 2012. All three urban centers are served by the King Fahd International Airport which is the largest airport in the world. The distance to the airport terminal from Khobar is about 50 km (30 Miles). Together, Al Khobar, Dhahran and Dammam are often known as "The Triplet Cities" by many natives and locals. Since, Dammam, Dhahran and Al Khobar are less than 15 kilometers away from each other they essentially form one mega city, the fifth largest in the kingdom and sixth in the Gulf Cooperation Council referred to the GCC, or "Al-Khalej Gulf" by many GCC citizens.

The Dammam metropolitan area, or greater Dammam,is the metropolitan area associated with the city of Dammam and its suburbs. It is the area that is closely linked to the city through social, economic, and cultural ties. 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. As a major metropolitan area, it is known for its fishing and pearl diving heritage, oil industry, arts, entertainment, popular music and sports legacies. The area includes a variety of natural landscapes, parks, and beaches with a recreational coastline to the Persian Gulf.

Many of Al Khobar's residents work for Saudi Aramco, the world's largest oil company, Al Khobar also hosts and is preferred by many of the most important regional and international companies as its base. Traditionally, Khobar has also been a city of shopkeepers and merchants, and the city today has many modern malls and boulevards with shops run by international franchises (Franchising) and restaurants.

Al Khobar today is a bustling economic centre with many skyscrapers built and others under construction. The nearby city of Dammam has the second-largest port in Saudi Arabia and embodies the administrative departments of the Eastern region.

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