Along with nearby cities of Dammam & Khobar, Dhahran forms the Dammam Metropolitan Area which is the hub of the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia (also known in Arabic as "Sharqiyyah").
The Eastern Province is the hub of Saudi Arabia's oil and energy sector.
Meanwhile it's coastal location on the Persian Gulf makes it an attractive tourist location with plenty of beaches, restaurants and shopping. As well, Dammam serves as a gateway city with a bridge directly heading to Bahrain.
Local highlights include:
Dhahran Techno-Valley which is a business cluster with regional offices for some of the world's largest companies including Halliburton, Honeywell, Sipchem and much more.
The world's largest oil company Saudi Aramco with its sprawling campus network including the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture landmark building.
Mall of Dhahran, the largest shopping centre in the Eastern Province features some of the world's most recognized retail and fashion brands as well as plenty of dining options.
Prince Saud Bin Naif Park is a modern and refreshing destination designed to be a place of inspiration, providing an atmosphere of serenity and tranquility.
Take in the stunning coastline views of the Corniche located in Al Khobar. Set along the Persian Gulf, the aqua blue seas offer serene park views as well as beach destinations.