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About King Fahd Intl. Airport

The airport is named after the former King Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in Dammam, Saudi Arabia and although the project for the airport was prepared in 1976, the construction process did not begin until 1983. The airport was made ready for service by the end of 1990. In 1991, the United States Air Force, on the onset of the Gulf War used it as a storage area for their military aircrafts. King Fahd International Airport was opened to commercial flights in 1999 by the Saudi Arabian General Authority of Civil Aviation and it especially serves the eastern region of the country. Flights operate to United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Qatar, Bahrain, Turkey, India and Oman and annually 10 million passengers use the airport.

Getting to the City Center from King Fahd Intl. Airport

Dammam is a port city located just on the Gulf of Basra, east of Saudi Arabia. In the city rich of oil, the industry is also highly developed. Due to its proximity to major cities and the ease of transportation, it is known as an important transfer point. There are two important things that you should not forget that you will visit Dammam.

The first is the fact that the country is being ruled by rigid Muslim rules and that the visitors are expected to act with respect these and the second is that the temperature is very high without any significant difference in summer and winter. The most common means of transportation in the city center are taxis. There is no taximeter in the taxis. Although it is a specific tariff of the routes, the fares are more subject to bargaining. You must agree with the driver about the place you will go and how much it costs definitely before you take the taxi.

Buses are used in the city as a means of public transport. These vehicles, which are quite old and crowded, are not preferred by tourists. Car rental is a more preferred alternative. There are numerous car rental companies in both the city center and the airport.

Dammam is the second largest port in Saudi Arabia. Both ship trips and fish and freight transportation are organized from King Abdulaziz Harbor. The highways are quite developed in Dammam. In addition to a route to the capital Riyadh, many other countries in the region are also connected to the highways.

You can reach Bahrain in just 1 hour and Riyadh in 4 hours by car. If you have not rented a car, you can catch the buses leaving from the main bus terminal, which is about 700 meters from the city center.

As you can provide your intercity transfers with these buses, there are also 5 bus services every day from the bus station to Bahrain.

The railway system has an important place in the city. In addition to intercity passenger transport by train, cargo transportation is also being carried out. A project that will link Dammam to Mecca and Medina is in preparation.

The train station is 8 kilometers from the city center. From there you can reach Riyadh in 3 and half hours, Hofuf in 1 hour and Abqaiq in 40 minutes.

There is also an airport in the city and both domestic and international flights are operated from here. Bahrain International Airport is only 86 kilometers from the city center. From Dammam King Fahd International Airport you can reach the city center by taxi.

Different companies' offices are available at the airport to rent a car. For passengers who prefer to use means of public transport, bus services are arranged.

Taxi

If you do not prefer public transport, you can find a taxi at the airport's passenger exit. It is possible to reach the city center by taxi in a short time, less than half an hour, at a cost of about 50-60 SAR.

You should not forget that taxis do not have taximeters. For this reason, it is useful to tell the driver your destination in advance and agree on the fare.

Bus

If you prefer public transport, you can get to the city center by public buses operated by the Saptco Company. The journey takes up to 40 minutes and the ticket price is 12 SAR per person for one way.

You can also reach El Huber and El Hassa cities outside the city center by these buses. You can visit the Saptco Information Desk at the passenger terminal for departure times and route information.

Car Rental

There are the offices of ten domestic and foreign car rental companies in the airport. If you are going to drive a car from the airport to the city center, you must turn east at the terminal exit and connect to King Fahd Road.

Last Updated: 23 Jun 2017
Getting to King Fahd Intl. Airport from the City Center

There are bus services that you can use to go to the Dammam King Fahd International Airport from the city center. If you want a more comfortable travel, you can get on a taxi. Another alternative is renting a car to go to the airport.

Taxi

You can easily find a taxi in the city center. Your hotel can also help you about this issue. Because there is no taximeter in the taxi, you should bargain and agree with the fare before you get on. The fare you will pay should be around 50-60 SAR. From Dammam city center, you can arrive at the airport in about half an hour by taxi.

Bus

If you prefer going to the airport by a public transportation vehicle, you can get on the bus from the bus station, which is very close to the city center. Bus ticket price is 12 SAR per person. It is possible to reach the airport in about 40 minutes by bus. Public transportation can be a good alternative for those coming from Al-Khobar and Al-Hasa. Once you have reached Dammam city center by bus, you can easily get to the airport by transferring from here.

Car Rental

Car rental is highly preferred by tourists since public transportation in Dammam can be generally distressful. In the city center you can see the offices of many car rental companies. If you wish, your hotel can also help you to rent a car. It is possible to arrive at the airport in half an hour with the car you rent. From the city center you must connect to King Fahd road and follow the airport sign boards.

Airport Information

Although the King Fahd International Airport, which is 20 km northeast of the city center, is at world standards, problems can sometimes emerge and long queues may occur in passport control. It is appropriate to arrange your arrival time to the airport in order not to be exposed to unexpected situations.

You can find bank, ATM and exchange bureau in the King Fahd Airport.

There is also a self-service restaurant as well as a great number of cafes and buffets selling snacks and drinks. There is no free Wi-Fi service throughout the airport but there are internet access tables at different points.

As well as duty free stores, shops where you can buy souvenirs, clothes and books offer service for passengers. For the smokers, there is a private indoor room within the airport.

There is a large mosque on the roof of the parking lot belonging to the King Fahd Airport and it is connected to the terminal with private bridges. All of these bridges are air-conditioned.

If you do not want to give up on your comfort, you can wait your flight in the VIP lounge at the outgoing passenger terminal. On the other hand, seminar and meeting halls are not available at the airport.

Last Updated: 24 Jun 2017

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