Saudi Arabia being is largely closed to international tourists from outside the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. However, based on regional traffic, Dammam is one of the world’s top 50 visitor destinations by international rivals.
Other cities in the Gulf region, including most prominently Dubai, but also the Saudi cities of Riyadh and Mecca, are rapidly developing urban rail systems. However, there is no such scheme in Dammam.
Do you need a car in Dammam? However, on balance, this region is still very much one that is car dominated.