For all the amount of dizzying attractions it has, Sharqiya has always remained away from the eyes of tourists. They’re not the types that scream for attention, the sights here are more subdued and hence require patience and effort to reach as they lie scattered all over this vast province. So if you find yourself in Sharqiya next time here are a few places that you absolutely shouldn’t be leaving the region without seeing.
1. King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra)
Hands down the most popular attraction in Sharqiya nowadays, Ithra truly is a sight to behold. It’s currently hosting an energy exhibition that primarily shows the role of oil in energy production, which the region is inevitably tied to.
مركز الملك عبدالعزيز الثقافي العالمي-إثراء pic.twitter.com/kiajxRuSUY
— محمد (@ji_wesl) July 23, 2022
2. Alfelwah & Aljowharah Museum
Housed inside a sprawling villa, this museum that opened back in 2018 is one gem of a place for those looking to delve into the region’s history. The retro car exhibit here is particularly noteworthy.
متحف الفلوة والجوهرة للتراث
Museum of falwah and Juhra of Heritage
ما شاء الله وتبارك الله رائع موقع المتحف #الدمام ويحوي قاعة للمناسبات وبه قطع اثرية تصل إلي 500 الف قطعة أثرية وتراثية من أنفس وأجمل وأندر القطع على مستوى العالمhttps://t.co/saCP7ihxkN #الإرث_التراثي pic.twitter.com/acWhCpV7tV
— محمد إسماعيل Lily#Towards Sustainability #LilyHTS (@GVXW6plGNUWthw4) January 21, 2021
3. Art Streets Of Al Khobar
The streets of an old neigbouhood in Al Khobar were given a major uplift when they became canvases for street artists from all over the country back in 2018. The end result – an entire neighbourhood that looks like it was made to slay the ‘gram.
أطلق معرض ضاوي بمدينة #الخبر أول مشروع من نوعه الذي يمزج بين الفنون الرائعة وفن الشارع من أجل تجديد الأحياء القديمة.#Khobar‘s Dawi Gallery launched a first of its kind project that works to blend high art and street art to renovate old neighborhoods and it looks amazing. pic.twitter.com/YZZGJo2Jtv
— Lovin Saudi (@LovinSaudi_En) July 21, 2018
4. Al Taybeen Museum
The private collection of Majid Al Ghamdi who’s been collecting collectibles since he was a child has made this one fine place to visit. The best part here are his collection of food products from the 70s and 80s – nostalgia level 1000!
نتشرف بزيارتكم لمتحف الطيبين
— متحف الطيبين (@taybeen1982) July 23, 2022
5. Heritage Village
Heritage Village, which is located right beside Dammam’s serene corniche, is home to a restaurant serving traditional cuisine, a museum with a sizable collection that is worth the journey alone, and a market where you can buy all of your mementos.
صور من دخل القرية الشعبية الجميلة مدينة الدمام الواجهة البحرية المنطقة الشرقية 1443 ه 2022 م( من تصويري pic.twitter.com/D6uC5kSyqg
— عبدالعزيز بن ابراهيم التميمي (@Abdulaziiz_199) June 17, 2022