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Dammam (Arabic: الدمام‎‎ ad-Dammām) is the capital of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The judicial and administrative bodies of the province, plus several government departments, are located in the city. Dammam is the largest city in the Eastern Province, and the sixth largest in Saudi Arabia, after Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina and Taif. Like the other 12 regional capitals of Saudi Arabia, Dammam is not included within any governorate; instead, it is governed as a "municipality" (Arabic: أمانة‎‎; amanah) headed by a mayor (Arabic: أمين‎‎; amin). Dammam is a major administrative center for the Saudi oil industry. Together with the nearby cities of Dhahran and Al Khobar, Dammam forms part of the Dammam Metropolitan Area, which is commonly known as greater Dammam and has an estimated population of 4,140,000 as of 2012.Dammam and its suburbs form the center of the Dammam metropolitan area, also known as Greater Dammam, which is closely linked to the city through social, economic, and cultural ties. The city is growing at an exceptionally fast rate of 12% a year - the fastest in Saudi Arabia, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the Arab world.As of 2016 Greater Dammam is the 4th largest area in both size and population in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).The Dammam metropolitan area and the rest of the Eastern Province are served by the King Fahd International Airport (KFIA), the largest airport in the world in terms of land area (approximately 780 km2), about 20 km to the northwest of the city. Dammam's King Abdul Aziz Sea Port is the largest on the Persian Gulf. Its import-export traffic in is second only to Jeddah Seaport in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).


Unplug yourself and have a laid-back vacation at Dammam, Saudi Arabia. This city offers countless opportunities to click pictures for your travel journal. 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. To explore Dammam, set aside 1 to 2 number of your days. You'll be coming back for more!

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Facts and Stats for Dammam*

  • Pollution Statistics in Dammam

    Know the pollution level of Dammam before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 66.25 (High)
    • Water Pollution 57.81 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.06 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 57.35 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 41.18 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 58.82 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53.95 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 59.38 (Moderate)
  • Dammam: Crime and Safety

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

    • Burglary and Theft 46.08 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 47.55 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 44.61 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 56.86 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 46.57 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 57.84 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 46.08 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 62.25 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 49.51 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 47.55 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 44.61 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50.98 (Moderate)
  • Living in Dammam - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Dammam is 134.19 (High)

    • Safety Index 50.98 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 27.34 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 69.6 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 40.8 (Moderate)
    • Cost of Living Index 48.41 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.13 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.6 (Very Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 130.45 (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 Dammam

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Dammam

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.12 USD
    • International Movie per seat 14 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 47.99 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.92 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 49.12 USD

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

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