From Islamabad International Airport, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) operates 3 flights per week - Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. SaudiGulf Airlines operates 4 flights per week. SaudiGulf Airlines flies every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.
From Islamabad to Dammam, a direct flight with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) takes 4 hours and 10 minutes minimum. Gulf Air offers the shortest connecting flight for this route. Gulf Air takes 6 hours and flies via Bahrain.
The minimum flight duration from Lahore to Dammam is 4 hours and 35 minutes on a direct flight with Flynas. The minimum flight duration from Lahore to Dammam is offered by Emirates. It takes 6 hours for an Emirates flight to reach Dammam via Dubai.
From Karachi to Dammam, a direct flight with Flynas takes the minimum time - 3 hours and 15 minutes. Flydubai offers connecting flights to Dammam (via Dubai) that take 4 hours and 50 minutes.
From Peshawar to Dammam, Gulf Air operates indirect flights that take 5 hours and 50 minutes. Bahrain is the stopover for these flights.
From Quetta, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) offers the shortest connecting flights to Dammam. PIA flights take 7 hours and 10 minutes to reach Dammam via Lahore.
Weather-wise, the most tourist-friendly months are November, December, January, and February. Winter is the tourist-peak season in Dammam as the rest of the year is pretty hot and unfavourable for outdoor tourism and sightseeing. The mean daytime temperature is 22 °C in November which further drops to an average of 16 °C in the following months. The climate of Dammam is overall dry and hot, but rainfall may be expected in these months off and on.
However, Dammam is jam-packed during the month of Ramadan as Saudi expatriates return to celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with their families and friends. Flight tickets and accommodations may come at a bigger price.
Visiting Dammam during the low season may not turn out to be as expensive as when travelling in the high season. The summer months (May to September) are considered cheaper since many do not prefer to travel during the hotter months. Rooms are easily available and may be cheaper. Airlines also drop prices to boost tourism. This is the time to look out for discounted holiday packages and special offers. Sign up for our newsletter to keep track of last-minute offers.
Dammam ranks on top for having the largest airport in the world. King Fahd International Airport, having an IATA code DMM, is located 20 kilometres from Dammam city centre. The airport has a large terminal comprising 6 storeys. The 4th storey is for boarding passengers and the 6th for departures. Arriving passengers enter the 3rd storey. Waiting passengers can make the most of the facilities available at the airport like duty-free shops, restaurants and mosque.
Easily accessible by ferries, this is an artificial island and a picnic resort. Fishing and boating are the major activities besides picnics and nature walks. Get a spa treatment while you are at it. There are a number of fast-food stalls and roadside joints offering plenty of choices in food and beverage. For many tourists, Marjan Island is the only reason for travelling to Dammam. In order to make the most of your holiday, it is best to visit the island on a flexible schedule.
King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture:
Much like the Bayt-al-Hikma of the Abbasid regime, the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture is a large-scale intellectual centre focused on collecting culture-relevant material from across the globe. Separate departments have been dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of worldwide art collections (a gallery for paintings and illustrations and a library for publications related to those collections as well as other rarities). Archaeological finds, sculptures, and handicrafts are to be seen in the museum. The collection has been expanding due to the additional material which is being collected year by year from around the world. Screening of rare films and documentaries is done in the cinema whereas important intellectual seminars are held in the auditorium.
The Dolphin Village:
Avail any opportunity you can to visit the Dolphin Village in Dammam. Have a good laugh with your kids as the sea lions display silly antics, or the dolphins perform amazing stunts. The Dolphin Village is part of a larger amusement park featuring other attractions such as kiddie rides and water slides.
Known for quality food and fun rides, Happy Land is an amusement park in Dammam for all ages. The park is most notable for its go-kart track and other rides. While children amuse themselves with mini-roller coaster and bumpy slides, adults can ride real horses. Visitors receive value for money as Happy Land offers a lot and can be light on your wallet.
A picturesque lake roughly half an hour away from central Dammam, Modon Lake is just the place to relax and unwind. Fenced in by date palms, the lake resembles an oasis in the sandy desert overlooking the Arabian Gulf coast. This is the biggest man-made lake in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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