Al Qatif Tourism

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Qatif or Al-Qatif (Arabic: القطيف‎‎ Al-Qaṭīf) is a governorate and urban area located in Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. It extends from Ras Tanura and Jubail in the north to Dammam in the south, and from the Persian Gulf in the east to King Fahd International Airport in the west. This region has its own municipality and includes the Qatif downtown and many other smaller cities and towns. Qatif is one of the oldest settlements in Eastern Arabia, its history going back to 3500 BC. Before the discovery of oil, Qatifi people used to work as merchants, farmers, and fishermen. However, in recent years, after the discovery of oil and establishment of Jubail Industrial City, most Qatifi people tend to work in the oil industry, public services, education and health-care sectors.


Looking for travel information about Al Qatif? Explore the best travel advice on Al Qatif, Saudi Arabia. A gripping city on its own right, Al Hofuf also deserves a visit. Al Hofuf is bestowed with interesting set of attractions for every type of traveller. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Hof. 1-2 days is an ideal duration of visit to Al Qatif.

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Facts and Stats for Al Qatif*

  • Pollution Statistics in Al Qatif

    Know the pollution level of Al Qatif before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 67.65 (High)
    • Water Pollution 51.92 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 55.77 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 60.71 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 44.64 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.07 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 61.54 (High)
  • Al Qatif: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Al Qatif for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Al Qatif.

    • Burglary and Theft 47.09 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 50 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 47.09 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 55.81 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 47.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 59.3 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 47.67 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 43.6 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 59.3 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 45.93 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 48.26 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 47.09 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 52.91 (Moderate)
  • Living in Al Qatif - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Al Qatif is 145.12 (High)

    • Safety Index 48.87 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 27.8 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 70.57 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 21.4 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 50.31 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 50.68 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.8 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 141.81 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Al Qatif

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Al Qatif

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 44.6 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 47.28 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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