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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The official hotel for Saudi Maritime Congress is Le Méridien Al Khobar, a luxurious 5-star hotel in Al Khobar.

Please click here to book directly through the hotel page at a special rate for the event attendees.

  • 800 SAR (room only basis) per night.
  • 850 SAR (breakfast inclusive) per night.

For more information about the hotel facilities, please visit their website:

*Please have in mind that availability is limited so we would advise you book well in advance.

Visa Requirements

Visitors to the Saudi Maritime Congress 2020 can get a Saudi Arabia Entry Visa by selecting the below visa type and then filling in the relevant form:

Exhibitors and sposnors– you will need to apply for a business visa.

International visitors from all eligible countries – you will need to apply for a tourist eVisa. 

International visitors NOT from eligible countries – you will need to get in contact with your local embassy to apply for your travel visa to Saudi Arabia.

Click here for more information

Transport Arrangements

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