|Airport of arrival:||King Fahd International Airport|
|Flight time from Istanbul to Dammam:||4 hours|
Dammam is the capital of the eastern region of Saudi Arabia and the fifth largest city in the country. Dammam, which has been inhabited since prehistoric times, was a small fishing town. Dammam, which has the largest oil reserve in the world, has developed into a rich port city with the developing oil trade since 1932. Dammam welcomes tourists from many parts of the World every year and you can easily find flight tickets to Dammam at affordable prices throughout the year.
Dammam is a city that welcomes tourists throughout the year and there are many direct flights to Dammam departing from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport which is connected through various domestic flights to different cities within Turkey and different cities all over the world. You can book your ticket in advance plan a holiday and find cheap flights from Istanbul Sabiha Gokcen Airport to King Fahd International Airport.
About the Airport
King Fahd International Airport is 20 km from Dammam city center. Pegasus Airlines offers frequent flights to King Fahd International Airport which is one of the busiest airports in the country.
King Fahd International Airport
The airport takes its name from Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, who was king between 1982 and 2005. Opened in 1999, the airport is the largest airport in the world in terms of area and has a capacity of approximately 10 million passengers per year. The airport has a terminal and there are many facilities to meet the needs of passengers from shopping points to restaurants, from hotels to mosques.
Transport from King Fahd International Airport to the City Center
As in other Saudi Arabia cities, public transport in Dammam is not well developed. You can get to the city center from the airport by taxi or by private car.
Taxis can be found at the airport terminal exit 24 hours a day. The taxi fare that reaches the desired location in approximately 45 minutes is approximately 75 Rials.
If you would like to find a more comfortable and faster option, you can book a taxi or consider car rental services offered by Pegasus Airlines.
There is no public transportation in Dammam. Buses used in the city are only used by local people and are not suitable for tourists.
Taxis are the most widely used means of transportation in the city and therefore they provide services at very reasonable prices. Taxis charge 2-3 rials per kilometer and can be found at any time of the day and anywhere in the city.
Dammam offers quite luxurious accommodation options. As in the capital Riyadh, accommodation is quite expensive. Most of the hotels you can stay in are concentrated in the Persian Gulf and Corniche regions. The most luxurious hotels in the city are located on King Khalid Street.
Although there are not many options in Pest, you can find a hostel at cheap prices. With Pegasus Airlines you can browse the available accommodation options and book your hotel in Dammam at affordable prices months in advance.
The food culture in Dammam is very rich and it is a city where you can find many flavors from traditional Arabic cuisine to Turkish cuisine and world cuisine. Rice, veal, lamb, camel, nectarine and various spices are very effective in Arabic cuisine. You should try delicious food like magliya, biryani, bukhari, mabshoor and maklube in Dammam.
You can have a look at Dammam Food Guide page for more suggestions about all the local delicacies.
We have compiled some information you need to know to make your trip to Dammam more enjoyable and comfortable:
In order to go to Dammam, you need a Saudi Arabia visa. Israeli passports or passports with entry or exit stamps in Israel are not subject to visa processing. Single women under the age of 35 are not granted visas unless invited by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or accompanied by blood relatives.
There are many beautiful places located within a short distance from Dammam.
- Qatif, Saudi Arabia (37 km)
- Jubail, Saudi Arabia (100 km)
- Hofuf, Saudi Arabia (117 km)
- Doha, Qatar (173 km)
Dammam has a hot desert climate but it has a more humid and temperate atmosphere than the cities in the inner parts of the country due to its coast to the Persian Gulf. In summer, temperatures range from 38 to 40 degrees Celsius, while in winter the average temperature drops to 14 to 17 degrees Celsius.
- Country Code: +966
- Dammam Area Code: 3
- Airport Contact: +966 13 883 4444
- Emergency Line: 112
- Airport Shuttle Service: +966 13 883 4444
Places to see
Dammam is one of the oldest settlements in Saudi Arabia. There are many historical buildings in and around the city. The city, which has developed into a metropolitan structure with the developments it has developed in the last fifty years, has beautiful parks and magnificent architecture buildings. The Tarut Tower and the local museum of Dammam are places where you can see the history of this city. Dolphin Village, Coral Island (Al-Marjan), Corniche, King Fahd Park and King Abdullah Park are among the best places to visit in the city.
To learn more about Dammam, you can have a look at Dammam Travel Guide page that Pegasus Airlines prepared for you.