12 tourist places to visit in Dammam

Dammam being the capital of the Eastern Province attracts tourists from across Saudi Arabia. There are so many tourist places and attractions to visit in Dammam that you need weeks to cover all of them.

Marjan Island 

Marjan Island should be at the top of the list of places to visit in Dammam for any tourist. Driving on the bridge that connects Dammam with Marjan Island is itself an amazing experience.

You can also take a ferry to reach the man-made island. The small, yet exciting Island hosts a park, picnic areas, and children’s playgrounds.

Marjan Island - places to visit in dammam

Dolphin Village

If you want to enjoy a dolphin and sea lion show in Dammam, visit the tourist place called the Dolphin Village. Here you can enjoy the dolphin show, circus, mini zoo, aqua park and eat in any of the restaurants around. It is a perfect spot to spend a weekend with your family.

  • Dolphin Village Location.
  • Ask if a dolphin is available for the dolphin show before buying the ticket.
  • Try Dolphin restaurant’s mutton pizza 🍕.
  • Entry Ticket: SR 11.50/person.
  • Circus Ticket: SR 23/person.

Dolphin Village - things to do in dammam

Heritage Village

If you wish to discover the Saudi culture, then a 5-story Heritage village is a must to visit place in Dammam. There are many historical artifacts, manuscripts, antique stuff, and other items to view.

A restaurant is available on the ground floor which offers typical Saudi cuisine. 

Heritage Village - dammam tourist places

King Fahad Park

King Fahad Park is said to be the largest park in Dammam that stretches over 100 hectares and inhibits 100 species of trees, plants, and bushes, and therefore you should not miss visiting this place.

King Fahad Park - tourist places in dammam

Cobra Entertainment City

Tourists who want to enjoy some adventurous rides love Cobra Entertainment City where you can take roller coaster and some other rides. It is probably the best theme park in Damma and you are going to love each of its ride.

  • Ride for Children: SR 10.
  • Ride for Adults: SR 15.
  • Roller Coaster: SR 20.
  • Cobra Entertainment City Location.
  • Timing: 4 pm to 11 pm.

Cobra Entertainment City - places to visit in dammam

Mahara Carting Track

Here is another place to visit in Dammam for tourists who love adventurous activities and i.e. Mahara Carting Track. The staff here is super karting enthusiastic and very professional. You will experience some real hardcore tracking in the safe tracks at this place.

  • Mahara Carting Track Location.
  • Mahara Carting Track Price: SR 83 for 10 laps.
  • Mahara Carting Track Timing: 5 pm to 12 am.
  • 1 Lap: 0.8 km.

Mahara Carting Track - things to do in dammam

Paintball Battle

If you are looking for some adventurous things to do in Dammam, Paintball Battle is the place to visit. It is an excellent place to have fun and bond with friends.

Keep in mind that bullets hurt even though you are wearing a protective vest.

  • Paintball Battle Location.
  • Paintball Battle Timing: 4 am to 12 am.
  • Paintball Battle Price: SR 130/person (min group of 4).
  • Watch the video.

Paintball Battle - dammam tourist places

Tick Tok Escape Room

Escape rooms are fun real-life games where group friends, colleagues, or family members experience a story inside a themed room. You have one goal: to solve all the puzzles in 60 minutes and come out alive…!

  • Tick Tok Escape Room Location.
  • Tick Tok Escape Room Price: SR 125 to SR 165/person.
  • Tick Tok Escape Room Timing: 5 pm to 10 pm.
  • Recommended: Sacrifice Room.

Tick Tok Escape Room - tourist places in dammam

Aljowharah Museum

If you want to deepen your knowledge about Saudi culture visit the place called Alfelwah and Aljowharah Museum in Dammam.

This private museum has more than 500,000 objects including a 500-year-old copy of the Quran, vintage cars, antique gramophones, and some of the private possessions of Saudi’s first monarch, King Abdulaziz.

Alfelwah and Aljowharah Museum - places to visit in dammam

Water Island

Water Island is a nice place for kids to have water fun for not only small kids but a bit older kids as well. Parents can stay closeby to watch over the kids. Lockers are available to keep your stuff. It is advised to take your swimwear with you while visiting this place.

  • Water Island Location.
  • Water Island Timing: 4 pm to 9 pm.
  • Water Island Price: SR 115/person.

Water Island - things to do in dammam

Adventure World

The adventure world is basically an indoor entertainment hub that every tourist should visit on their trip to Dammam. You will find many rides for children but do not expect too much for adults.

  • Adventure World Location.
  • Adventure World Timing: 4 pm to 12 am.
  • Ticket: SR 50 for all rides on Monday.

Al Othaim Mall

If you are looking for a place for shopping in Dammam, visit Al Othaim Mall where you can find almost all the brands including premium ones. There is a good play area for kids and a food court too. However,  it is difficult to get parking during weekends.

Al Othaim Mall - dammam tourist places

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.