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Dammam, the jewel of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, is a city that continually captivates its fortunate residents with its vibrant charm. Yet, the appeal of novel experiences and varied landscapes is undeniable. As we welcome 2024, we have put together a list of destinations for those Dammam dwellers who are in search of a rejuvenating change of scenery.
Wego presents a selection of 5 fantastic destinations that are just a short 2-5 hour flight from Dammam. These locations have been carefully chosen for their ease of travel, with no visa hassles. So why wait? Grab your luggage and get ready for an impromptu journey to welcome 2024 in style!
*Prices are accurate at the time of writing, for one-way trip from December 2023 to January 2024
Perched in the heart of Jordan, Amman is a city that effortlessly blends tradition and modernity, known for its rich history, vibrant markets, and welcoming locals. Some of the city’s captivating attractions, including the King Abdullah I Mosque and the Jordan Museum, add to its charm, each narrating a unique story of the region’s past.
Amman’s food scene is a gastronomic delight, offering an array of local delicacies from savory shawarma to the sweet treat of baklava at various restaurants and street-side stalls.
Travelers can enjoy visa-free travel to Jordan, with stays permitted for up to 90 days.
Flight details: 2-hour flights from Dammam, served by flynas and Royal Jordanian. Prices start from SAR 356.
Cairo, rising from the Egyptian sands, is a timeless city that offers a myriad of unique and diverse experiences. From the majestic Pyramids of Giza to the treasure-filled Egyptian Museum, Cairo is a living testament to the ancient civilizations that have left their mark on this fascinating region. The city’s culinary landscape is a journey unto itself. From the comforting koshari to the indulgent umm ali, Cairo’s eateries and street food stalls offer a taste of authentic Egyptian culture.
Saudi passport holders initiating their voyage from Dammam to Cairo can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days, promising a seamless travel encounter. They can apply to extend their stay if needed.
Flight details: Direct 3-hour flights from Dammam, served by Air Cairo, flynas, and EgyptAir. Prices start from SAR 391.
Kuwait City, Kuwait
Kuwait City, the bustling capital of Kuwait, is a destination that captivates with its unique charm. The city’s skyline, punctuated by the distinctive Kuwait Towers, speaks volumes about its progressive spirit. Meanwhile, attractions such as the Grand Mosque and the Tareq Rajab Museum offer insights into the region’s rich cultural tapestry.
The city’s food scene is a gastronomic adventure, with a plethora of eateries serving everything from traditional Kuwaiti dishes like machboos to a variety of international cuisines.
Flight details: Direct 3-hour flights served by Kuwait Airways and Jazeera Airways. Prices start from SAR 203.
Doha mesmerizes the world with its unique appeal. The city’s skyline, marked by the impressive Museum of Islamic Art and the Pearl-Qatar, showcases its progressive outlook. Meanwhile, attractions such as the Souq Waqif provide a window into the region’s rich cultural heritage.
The city’s culinary landscape is a food lover’s paradise, with a variety of eateries serving everything from traditional Qatari dishes like machboos to a wide array of international cuisines.
Flight details: Direct 5-hour flights served by flynas. Prices start from SAR 329.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Serving as the radiant capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi defines itself as a city of elegance and sophistication. The city’s architectural marvels, such as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, reflect its progressive ethos. Simultaneously, the traditional charm of the Qasr Al Hosn offers a fascinating glimpse into the region’s storied past.
Abu Dhabi’s gastronomic offerings are a delight for food enthusiasts, with a spectrum of dining options that serve everything from traditional Emirati dishes like Harees to a multitude of international cuisines.
Flight details: Direct 1-hour flights, served by Wizz Air Abu Dhabi, Saudia, flynas and Etihad Airways. Prices start from SAR 223.
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