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

Visitors to the Saudi Maritime Congress 2020 require a visa to enter the Kingdom. It is advised you apply for your eVisa as soon as you can to allow for possible delays and rejections.

For more informtion and assistance, please contact Erika Dean, Event Executive: [email protected]