Dammam travel guide

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You're Going to Love Dammam

With a population of 768,602, Dammam is the largest city in Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia by the number of inhabitants. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Dammam has to offer.

When to visit Dammam

Dammam in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Dammam in June
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Dammam in July, when the average temperature is 95 °F, and the highest can go up to 107.6 °F. The coldest month, on the other hand, is January, when it can get as cold as 50 °F, with an average temperature of 59 °F. You’re likely to see more rain in January, when precipitation is around 0.8″. In contrast, February is usually the driest month of the year in Dammam, with an average rainfall of 0.4″.

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How to Get to Dammam


When flying to Dammam, you’ll arrive at Dammam King Fahad Intl (DMM), which is located 19 miles from the city center. The shortest flight to Dammam from the United States departs from Chicago and takes around 18h 25m.


Another option to get to Dammam is to pick up a car rental from Al Khobar, which is about 15 miles from Dammam. You’ll find branches of Sixt and Enterprise, among others, in Al Khobar.

Airports near Dammam

Airlines serving Dammam

Good (2,579 reviews)
Good (403 reviews)
British Airways
Good (1,750 reviews)
Turkish Airlines
Good (1,512 reviews)
Good (1,040 reviews)
Air France
Good (498 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (1,450 reviews)
Excellent (1,275 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (2,057 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (398 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (181 reviews)
Ethiopian Air
Good (189 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (133 reviews)
Excellent (231 reviews)
Malaysia Airlines
Good (77 reviews)
LATAM Airlines
Good (890 reviews)
Pegasus Airlines
Good (263 reviews)
Egypt Air
Good (134 reviews)
Air India
Okay (1,475 reviews)
Gulf Air
Good (61 reviews)
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Where to stay in Dammam

Average rates range from around $67 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $107 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Dammam

Most booked hotels in Dammam

Braira Dammam Hotel
Excellent (8.8, 5105 reviews)
Braira AL Azizya Hotels & resorts
Excellent (8.6, 2584 reviews)
Park Inn by Radisson Dammam
Excellent (8.4, 2914 reviews)
Le Méridien Al Khobar
Excellent (8.2, 6147 reviews)
Boudl Gardenia Resort
Excellent (8, 2383 reviews)
Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche
Good (7.5, 5257 reviews)
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Renting a car in Dammam

Renting a car in Dammam costs $44 per day, on average, or $133 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

It’s generally cheaper to rent your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 9% cheaper than airport locations in Dammam.

The most frequently booked car type in Dammam is Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Mini rental cars (Hyundai i10 or similar) are, on average, 67% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.