Looking for cheap flights to Dammam to witness its man-made wonders? It is the third largest city of Saudi Arabia, home to quite a few attractions that have made it a popular vacationing spot. One of these is the Heritage Village, a 5 storey fortress that houses ancient apparatus, weapons, jewellery and other items. King Fahad Park, often referred as the Sports Centre, is popular among tourists as well for its recreational expositions. Spend a few days at the Alkhaleej Makarim, a luxurious resort at the Half Moon beach. Dammam promises to provide a memorable vacation so get your tickets to Dammam from TravelhouseUK and make your journeys via Emirates, Qatar Airways, KLM Airlines, Lufthansa Airlines or any other airline listed below.
Regrettably, as of right now, there are no direct flights to Dammam from any international airport in the United Kingdom. The preferred route to the city form the UK is to purchase an EgyptAir ticket for a flight operating from London Heathrow Airport.
Dammam is quite pleasant when measured against the weather experienced in much of Saudi Arabia. The sea winds moving inland keep the temperatures down and the desert heat at bay, starting from November to March. These are the “winter months” of Saudi Arabia but are absolutely perfect to soak in that warmth of the golden sun. The temperatures hover between 16°C to 26°C and there is absolutely no chance of rain. Going to Dammam in the winter months, therefore, have added advantages: this way the traveller would be skipping the crystallizing European cold and avoiding the heat Dammam city experiences in the summer months.
The cheapest time to fly to Dammam is in the summer. The blistering 45°C heat of the city is at its peak in the month of August. The weatherman scares most travellers away even before they plan to visit Dammam. Most tourists fail to realize that the city is a highly modern metropolis. The oil wealth of Saudi Arabia is generated from the oil fields all around the city, making it an economic hub. Many international companies have opened their regional headquarters in the city. The inflow of foreign nationals has made the local government sensitive and willing to maintain their level of comfort. So, apart from the eight-lane highways, every mall, store, office building and hotel is fully air-conditioned. For a cheap ticket to Dammam and low-cost accommodation, come to the city in the summer. No sweat.
King Fahd International Airport (DMM) serves the city of Dammam. The airport was built in 1999 but is still the largest airport in the world, with respect to land area. The airport is the third busiest airport in Saudi Arabia. Last year, the airport was able to manage 10 million passengers. King Fahd International is 20 kilometres from the city centre. Being a metropolitan area, Dammam is actually an urban partnership of three cities namely, Dammam city, Al Khobar and Dhahran city that all share the airport to connect to the world.
A British traveller has to apply for a visa before touring Dammam in Saudi Arabia. Please make sure that when applying for a visa at the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in London, your British passport has at least six months left in its expiry. Please also take note that in the Hajj pilgrimage season, the authorities in Saudi Arabia could deny you entry into the country or hold you from boarding the aeroplane if you do not have a Hajj visa. These measures are put in place to regulate the number of people that enter the country during that high traffic season.
Dammam is definitely a fun-filled city and an entertainment focal point. The city’s population and a large number of expatriates in the city love indoor wall climbing, water sports and star gazing.
The cheapest way around the city of Dammam is by Taxi. Being an Oil exporting country, Saudi Arabia has one of the lowest petrol rates in the world. The taxi fares are ridiculously low. All you have to do is to wave at the nearest one and you’ll be on your way in no time. Hiring a car is also a good option. Dammam has a long list of car rental companies with a great variety of cars for your choosing. It is essentially up to you if you want to travel in style in a roaring Mustang or an economically friendly sedan.
Dammam is a place where the world comes to do business. Millionaires want to make more millions and luxury travellers want the finest services. The city’s hotels are operated with that in mind and are waiting to welcome you in Dammam.