Travel Information

The next edition of Saudi Maritime Congress will take place from 22 – 23 March 2020 at Dhahran Expo in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Below you will find information regarding Dhahran Expo and accommodation options nearby, as well as additional information to help you enjoy your visit.


Dhahran Expo is the largest dedicated exhibition, conference, and event space in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, located in the centre of the Eastern province, between the cities of Khobar, Dammam, and Dhahran. The venue is easily accessible from different road links, just a 10-minute drive from the city centres, 35 minutes from King Fahd International Airport, 30 minutes from Bahrain, four hours from Riyadh and five hours from Kuwait.

With over 30 airlines flying directly to Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport and the International Hub of Dubai International Airport only 1hr20mins connecting flight away, it’s an extremely accessible location for international attendees.

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Visa Requirements

All visitors to Saudi Arabia need a valid entry visa to the Kingdom. Event participants should obtain a business visa before travelling to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The organisers will assist all fully registered conference delegates and exhibitors with obtaining invitation letters. However, visas are granted at the discretion of the Saudi authorities and assistance is given on the understanding that the organisers cannot be held responsible if the visa application is unsuccessful. 

More information will be available closer to the event.