So you’re traveling to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia? Perhaps it’s your first time traveling to Al Khobar or even Saudi Arabia in general? Not to worry! It’s not that bad. Luckily, Al Khobar is located in the Eastern Province/State of Saudi Arabia. It’s a bit more liberal than other areas of Saudi. Often in other areas of Saudi, women are asked to cover their heads/hair with a hijab. But, in Khobar, you’re no longer required. YAY! Women can not drive, while men can. So for us women, we just call a driver. Use a drive that has been recommended to you by your hotel or your office or someone who you trust in the region. There are plenty of Taxis to take, but I would recommend using someone who is advocated. Most people who travel to Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia are traveling for business, definitely not for leisure! 😀 Here are a list of good hotels in the area.
The closest Airport in Saudi is Dammam (DMM), which is 60km away from Al Khobar. Sometimes, people who are looking to visit Dammam or Al Khobar for business, will often fly into the Bahrain International Airport (BAH), then cross the Saudi Causeway into Al Khobar. Half way across this causeway, you’ll be required to do customs/immigration from your vehicle. In the event you’re looking to stay in Bahrain, here are some great places to stay.
Just a side note, I did live in Al Khobar Saudi Arabia, so I am particularly familiar with the area.
Here we go!
1. InterContinental Al Khobar (5 Star Hotel) – Amid at the bustle of Al Khobar’s business district, steps from the palm-lined Corniche and 40 minutes from Dammam Airport (DMM), the InterContinental® Al Khobar hotel combines 21st-century facilities with impeccable service and Saudi hospitality. Check your dates and rates for the InterCon Al Khobar here
2. Le Meridien Al Khobar (5 Star Hotel) offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center. An oasis in lively Al Khobar, the newly revamped Le Méridien Al Khobar Hotel is set in the heart of the city’s business district. Located only 40 Kilometers from the King Fahad International Airport (DMM), this stylish hotel in Al Khobar is only minutes away from the celebrated sites in the city, including the Saudi Aramco Exhibit, King Fahad Causeway and Al Khobar Corniche. They have the best sushi in Al Khobar at their restaurant Fusion. Check your dates and rates for Le Meridien Al Khobar here
3. Movenpick Hotel Al Khobar (5 Star Hotel) – With a unique location on Al Khobar’s popular corniche and a stunning view on the glittering Arabian Gulf, the twelve-story Mövenpick Hotel Al Khobar is perfectly placed for leisure and business travellers. Just 45 minutes from King Fahd International Airport (DMM) and an hour from Bahrain International Airport (BAH), the hotel is ideally located ten minutes away from the busy center of Al Khobar. Spacious and stylish rooms and suites offer the ultimate in terms of comfort, while a very diverse and refined culinary offer spoils the guests with choice. With a mouth-watering range of buffets throughout the day, live cooking stations, regular theme nights, and Friday brunch, The Blue is ideal for relaxing with family, friends or colleagues. A delicious selection of Mediterranean-inspired à la carte dishes is also always available. For the lovers of fine Indian cuisine, the contemporary menu served at Maharaja will be hard to beat. Vineet Bhatia, the globe-trotting super chef who owns restaurants in London and Geneva, turns Indian tradition into cutting-edge cuisine. Specialties include live tandoori cooking stations and innovatively rethought Indian classics.Check your rates and dates here
4. Holiday Inn Al Khobar – Corniche (4 Star Hotel) I find most business travels who are traveling on a Budget often choose this hotel. It’s very clean and does have a fitness center and pool. Check your rates and dates here
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