This Old Neighborhood In Al Khobar Is A Graffiti Lover’s Dream And It Has All The Ingredients To Become A Top Tourist Site

Khobar Art

The tri-cities of Dammam, Dhahran and Al Khobar are more or less established fairly recently, so unlike Jeddah and Riyadh, they don’t have a rich history to boast of. As a result of that they are constantly coming with new tourist sites and earlier in 2018 they transformed a portion of a sleepy neighborhood called Al Bayounia in Al Khobar into a giant canvas. And, boy does it look good.

These once deteriorating houses got a breath of new life

Thanks to the graffiti masterpieces on them

If you were the kind that hated graffiti then this graffiti project will probably make you change your mind

A total of 21 artists took part in the project

It took them over 10 days to complete

The project is officially called Alfan Sharqy, which literally translates into art is eastern - with eastern referring to Saudi Arabia's east

In case you would like to visit it as much as we do, here are its coordinates:

26.276165, 50.214317

Written By

Mohammed Mirza

Mohammed is an avid traveler who is constantly on the hunt for new and upcoming Saudi travel destinations. Having lived much of his life in Saudi, he knows the country like the back of his hand. He's also a book lover at heart and is the author of a novel called "Desert Promises".