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Khobar
Arabic: 'al-khubar
Other spelling: Alkhobar, Khubar, Al-Khobar, Al-Khubar





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Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
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Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
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Khobar, Saudi Arabia.
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City and oasis in northwestern Saudi Arabia with 200,000 inhabitants (2003 estimate).
Khobar lies on the eastern coast of a tip of land stretching out into the Persian Gulf, forming a large metropolitan and industrial area, with about 1.2 million inhabitants, together with Dammam, Qatif and Dhahran.
Khobar serves as one of the service centres for the urban zone, with numerous modern malls, shops and restaurants along the wide boulevards. Fishing is still of some importance, while the oasis' original agriculture has almost totally disappeared.
Khobar has excellent connections with other urban centres of Saudi Arabia by highways, and is also linked to Bahrain with a causeway. The King Fahd International Airport is shared by all the cities in the region.
Khobar has the most impressive modern buildings in the region, and is noted for its attractive waterfront along the Gulf, with numerous parks, restaurants and beaches.
In addition to Saudi nationals, does Khobar have large contingents of non-Western expatriates, especially Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis and Filipinos.




By Tore Kjeilen