Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide

  • Publish date: Tuesday، 24 October 2023 Last update: Tuesday، 31 October 2023
Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide

Traditionally, Al Khobar was a city of shopkeepers and merchants, perhaps one reason why some of the country's largest shopping malls still cluster there. Expats and tourists choose to live in Al Khobar due to the quality of buildings and compounds and because it is very much a resort town.

Where is Al Khobar?

Al Khobar is part of the Dammam metropolitan area along with Dammam and Dhahran. It is a city and governorate in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Persian Gulf.

Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide

Where to Get Groceries

Grocery stores, mini-markets, and supermarkets are almost evenly distributed all over Al Khobar, the list includes:

  • Local shops on Prince Nayef Street 
  • Qahtani Cold Store
  • Tamimi Market Corniche Al Khobar
  • Alissa Souk
  • Lulu Hypermarket

Where to Shop

Al Khobar has several shops selling different products such as clothes, shoes, watches, perfumes, accessories, and more. The list includes:

  • Al Rashid Mall
  • Khobar Mall
  • Al Fanar Mall
  • Venicia Mall
  • Sadeen Commercial Center

Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide

Where to Stay

Some of the best hotels located in Al Khobar are: 

  • Mövenpick Al Khobar
  • Hilton Garden Inn Al Khobar
  • Ramada by Wyndham Al Khobar
  • Sofitel Al Khobar The Corniche

Where to Eat

There are a number of restaurants in Al Khobar like: 

  • Malik Mandi
  • Primavera Restaurant
  • Outback Steakhouse
  • Salvaje Alkhobar
  • Al-Sanbok Restaurant

Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide

Attractions & Activities

Khobar's southern suburbs face Half Moon Bay and host several beaches and beach resorts.

Some other attractions include: 

  • Khobar Corniche 
  • King Fahd Causeway
  • Prince Faisal bin Fahad Sea Park
  • Khobar Water Tower
  • The Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Science & Technology Center (SciTech)

Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide


Residents can register their kids in one of the schools in the area, the list includes the following:

  • British International School Of Al Khobar
  • New World International School
  • Gulf International English School
  • Bayan Gardens School 

Health Centres & Hospitals

Al Khobar has many centers and medical facilities that include the following:

  • King Fahad University Hospital
  • Almana General Hospital
  • Khobar Clinic Ministry Of Health
  • Al Aqrabiyah Medical Center

Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar Neighbourhood Guide

Fitness Centres

Residents can become members of one of the gyms and sports centers available in Al Khobar, such as: 

  • Fitness Time PLUS
  • Sparkle Fitness
  • Orange Theory Fitness
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