Khobar

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Downtown Khobar, Eastern Province
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Nightview of Khobar
Khobar (al-K'obar Arabicالخبر) is a large city near Dhahran City, located in the Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It is the top commercial city in the kingdom. Its residents are mainly Saudi nationals and non-western expatriates (i.e. of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Filipino ethnicity). Many of the residents work for Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, the world's largest oil company. Generally, government-owned companies are not considered in ranking company sizes, but Saudi Aramco does produce far more oil, gas, etc., than other government-owned oil companies and the likes of ExxonMobil. Other residents work in support roles.

Earlier, Al-Khobar was a small port on the Persian Gulf, inhabited mainly by fishermen. With the discovery of oil, it was transformed into an industrial port, however no oil is being exported through Khobar.

The 16-mile King Fahd Causeway connects between Khobar and Bahrain.

It was the location of the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing and the 29 May 2004 Al-Khobar massacres.

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Khobar Corniche
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Khobar Corniche
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Khobar Corniche

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