Khobar

What is Khobar known for?


significant number

. The International Indian School, Dammam (CBSE) is one of the world's largest Indian schools, with more than 17000 students. Countries such as Pakistan and Bangladesh also operate their own schools and curriculum. Al Khobar is also home to several Western-oriented schools such as the International Philippine Schools, British and American Schools, which serve a significant number of students from various expatriate communities. Examples include Dhahran Ahliya Schools, AlFaisaliah Islamic School


news+hot

Saudi Aramco News, Hot AC (Today's Best Hits) Young adult alternative 80's and 90's A significant portion of passengers served by the airport are Saudis and Western expats working in the Eastern Province (Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia) of Saudi Arabia. Designated bus and limousine services move passengers from Dammam, Khobar and other Saudi cities to Bahrain Airport. Many passengers from the Eastern Province choose not to use the mainland King Fahd


industry+arts

,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


national world

– The '''Khobar Towers bombing''' in Khobar, Saudi Arabia, left 19 American servicemen and one Saudi dead and 372 of many nationalities wounded. refimprove section * The World War II Memorial (National World War II Memorial) is dedicated in Washington, D.C., with around 200,000 people attending the ceremony. (Reuters) (CNN) * Islamism Islamist


man made


cultural ties

,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


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


quality products

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


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


unique community

, that make them have unique community-like areas in the country. The city host several shopping centers including; Alissa Souk, Rahmaniah Center, Al Gosaibi Center, Khobar Mall, Fanar Mall and Al Rashid Mall, which is the largest and fanciest in Khobar. There are also several commercial streets downtown which are populated by local shops, with the most promenent street being Prince Nayef St. (locally known as Suwaiket St.). Al Khobar also benefits from being close to the city of Dhahran, which hosts

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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