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Held Under the Patronage of
H.R.H. Prince Saud bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz Al Saud
Governor of the Eastern Province

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Situated on the Al Khobar corniche, the SeefCenter is a convention and exhibition center. Newly renovated and located very near some of the most renowned hotels (Le Meridien, Mercure etc…), SeefCenter is the venue of choice for conferences, exhibitions, symposiums and workshops offering multipurpose halls, large car park and in house catering facilities.


Visa Requirements for Saudi Arabia
All foreign nationals (excluding GCC passport holders) have to apply for a visa to enter the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. AYM Events can assist all fully registered delegates and exhibitors with obtaining visa pre-approvals. Exhibition visitors requesting a visa will have to contact the visa section of their local Saudi consulate.

To apply for a visa pre-approval number, please request a copy of the visa application form by contacting AYM Events Ltd on Once completed, please return it with the following:

  • A clear scan of your passport photo page
  • Your conference confirmation number (for conference delegates) or exhibiting company name and stand number (for exhibitors)

Please note:
1. If you are not a national citizen in the country where you will be applying for your Saudi visa, you must also enclose a scanned copy of your residence permit in that country.
2. Once your application is submitted, please be aware it can take up to 3 weeks before you obtain your pre-approval number/invitation letter.

For information on the exact application requirements, please contact your local Saudi Arabian Consulate directly as these may differ from Consulate to Consulate.

Once visa pre-approvals or invitation letters are issued, it is the sole responsibility of the applicant to take care of his/her visa application requirements at their local Saudi Consulate and allow sufficient time for the application procedure. AYM Events will not take any responsibility if the entry visa to Saudi Arabia is not granted. The acceptance and/or the rejection of this visa request is under the authorities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Saudi Arabia and/or your local Saudi Consulate. Please contact your local Saudi Consulate as soon as possible for visa requirements and application procedure. Visa pre-approval requests will be sent out by AYM Events upon receipt of full payment of your participation fees.

Travelling to Dammam
By Air

International participants have two options to reach Dammam: Dammam airport or Bahrain International Airport.

Dammam Airport (DMM)

Many airlines regularly fly to King Fahd International Airport (DMM) including Saudi Airlines, Air France| KLM, Turkish Airlines. For more details please visit:

Bahrain International Airport (BAH)

Bahrain international airport is easily accessible through the causeway and is an established hub for many airlines. For more details please visit

Please note: should you decide to fly into Bahrain to reach Dammam, specific visa regulations will apply. Your first entry point in Saudi on a new visa must be via a KSA airport and not by land. 

Obtaining an entry visa at Bahrain Airport upon arrival will not grant you entry into the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. You should only travel via Bahrain if you have previously entered Saudi on your existing visa.

All necessary information can be found at


The Industrial Hub of the Gulf
Home of Saudi Aramco and the industrial cities of Jubail and Ras al Khair, the Eastern Province is the most important industrial region of Saudi Arabia contributing 60% of GDP to the national economy.

It is the largest province of the country occupying an area of nearly eight hundred thousand square kilometers, which is 36 percent of the country’s land mass and has common borders with Kuwait in the north, Qatar and Bahrain in the east, UAE and Oman at its south. It has a population of over 4.1 million, which represents 15 percent of the Kingdom’s total population.

The province contains the majority of the Kingdom’s oil and gas reserves and, therefore, is home to several industries that consists of petrochemicals, chemicals, steel, cement, aluminum, plastics and service providing companies. Two of the world’s largest industrial cities, Dammam and Jubail, are located there. With the robust growth of industries, the Eastern Province is now called “The Industrial Capital of the Gulf”.

The Eastern Province includes several modern cities with distinctive features such as the capital city of Dammam, Khobar, Dhahran, Jubail, Al-Ahsa, Ras Tanura, Khafji, Hafr Al-Batin, and Qatif. Each city is equipped with modern facilities and infrastructure that meets the essential needs of its citizens and residents. Most importantly, the province is home to many world-class hospitals and medical clinics providing international standard health products and services. The government has invested tremendously in enhancing the medical facilities, knowledge, and capabilities in order to ensure that all the people receive the best care possible. In addition, several educational institutions including private and public children’s’ schools, universities, and colleges are available and all offer top-quality academic activities that are designed to enhance the student’s knowledge and provide them with the opportunity to apply their academic skills in the real world.

With its strategic location in the Middle East, the presence of several energy-intensive industries, and attractive incentives from the strong and visionary Saudi government, the Eastern Province provides a business-friendly and conducive environment for the investors to conduct their businesses. The Eastern Province is truly a province of opportunities.