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Travel Guide: King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia #travel

King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture

Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

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More info about Dhahran

Coronavirus in Dhahran

As much as it pains us to say, now is not the best time to be boarding that plane, boat or train. More and more countries are going into COVID-19 lockdown and closing their borders, which is making it virtually impossible to travel anyway. You can track the current coronavirus right now.

Culture in Dhahran

We've written a very extensive guide filled with insightfull comments and handy tips and tricks about all the aspects to traveling in Saudi Arabia. We've summarized the most critical things below, but you can discover more information in our detailed guide to Saudi Arabia.

Money in Dhahran

Currencie(s): Saudi riyal

  • 1 Saudi riyal = 0.22 €
  • 1 Saudi riyal = 0.27 $
  • 1 Saudi riyal = 0.2 £

Corruption: Saudi Arabia has a corruption score of 51 out of 100.
If your itinerary runs through Saudi Arabia, watch out for muggers and beware of corrupt police officers. According to Transparency International, Saudi Arabia scores average on the list of corrupt nations around the world.

Saudi Arabia is concidered to be a relatively dangerous country, with a Global Peace Index of 2.41 out of 4.
This report is the only one of its kind that measures how dangerous or safe a nation is based on 23 different indicators, including political terror, deaths from internal conflict, murder rate, and ease of access to small arms and light weapons.

Language in Dhahran

Language(s): Arabic
Here are a few basic lines to get you started, however keep in mind: The Arabic language uses an Arabic alphabet, so all the words below are witten in the phonetic pronunciation.
  • Yes = Naʻam
  • No = Lā
  • Thank You = Shukraan lakum
  • Hello = Marhabaan
  • Do you speak English? = Hal tatakalam allughat al'iinjaliziat?
  • Please = Min Fadlik
  • Bye = Ma'a Salama
  • Excuse Me = aedhirni
  • Where is the Bathroom? = 'ayn alhamam(phonetic pronunciation)
  • What is your Name? (My Name Is) = ma asmk? (asmy hu)

Food & Drinks in Dhahran

2 National dishes: Kabsa & Saleeg.

Drinking age: Doesn't matter, drinking is banned in Dhahran

Religion in Dhahran

Saudi Arabia is a religious country. According to the Gallup Poll in 2009 research, 93% of the population thinks religion is important in their daily life. More info about this study can be found here. The religous adherents are Muslim 100%. Read this article about the impact of religion on your travel plans.

Sex & Relationships in Dhahran

Same-sex marriage (also known as gay marriage) is not legalized in Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia scores a -12/10 on the 'Gay Travel Index'.

Other practical tips for Dhahran

Timezone: UTC+03:00

Driving: Right-hand traffic.

Power adapters and converters: 220 V (60 Hz), Plug G

Weather: Currently clear sky, with a temperature between 15 and 15°C (59 and 59°F)

Pollution (PM2.5 fine dust particles): 87.95 µg/m3
PM2.5 Fine dust particulates can be carried deep into the lungs where they can cause inflammation and a worsening of the condition of people with heart and lung diseases. The smaller the particles the deeper they travel into the lungs, with more potential for harm. Note that the World Health Organisation's guideline value is 20 µg/m3. So be carefull when travelling to Saudi Arabia. Make sure you are prepared by reading our article about effective strategies for a healthier trip.

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