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Dammam

Dammam

is the sixth-most populous city in Saudi Arabia after Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and Khamis Mushait. It is the capital of the Eastern Province.

Dammam is known for being a major administrative center for the Saudi oil industry. Dammam constitutes the core of the Dammam metropolitan area, also known as the Greater Dammam area, which comprises the ‘Triplet Cities’ of Dammam, Dhahran and Khobar. As of 2016, Greater Dammam is the 4th largest metropolitan area by both area and population in the Gulf Cooperation Council.

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Read the basic info and also some fun facts about Riyadh! Here you will find everything you should know about the the capital of Saudi Arabia!

Country

Saudi Arabia

Visa Requirements

Needed

Languages spoken

Arabic, English

Currency Used

Saudi Riyals

Area (km2)

800 km²

Municipalities

As part of the Saudi Government's Vision 2030 program that aims at diversifying the non-oil revenues in Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) has planned to establish entertainment destinations in the Eastern Province. This would include the establishment of amusement parks and the building of several entertainment facilities such as theatres.The King Salman Energy Park (SPARK) is planned to be established by ARAMCO between Dammam and Ahsa. covering an area of 50 km2.

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