Beach and sea area for the enjoyment of nature and local surroundings
Jubail in the Kingdom’s Eastern Province is one of the most beautiful cities that is characterized by its clean streets and flawless organization. Due to its location facing the East coast of the Arabian Gulf, Jubail is an extension of the cities of Alkhobar, Dammam, Qatif, Ras Tanura and Al-Ahsa.
The city is divided into two sections: One section is called Jubail Al-Balad or downtown Jubail, which is the city center and a residential area. The other section is the industrial area, which is run and supervised by the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) and includes large factories and housing units for its employees.
Jubail got its name from a mountain that is located in the northeast part of the city. In Arabic, Jubail means a small mountain. However, the city also has other famous landmarks such as a well that is located on the western side of the city. The well was the main source of water before the drilling of artesian wells. A tower called ‘Al-Tuwaya’ was built to protect the well following the orders of King Abdul Aziz in 1929.
Jubail is the largest city in the Kingdom in terms of the production of industrial materials, chemicals, gas, plastic, glass, iron and steel.
Its location on the Gulf Coast has made the city home for many important facilities, such as the King Fahd Industrial and Commercial Port, desalination plants and the King Abdulaziz Naval Base. For all these reasons, the Jubail industrial city is considered an essential port in the development of the Kingdom’s economy.
Apart from its reputation as an industrial city, Jubail is known for the diversity of its tourism, social, sports and cultural activities. It has a lot of tourism potential that the RCJY is keen on developing. The Industrial city enjoys a number of parks and distinct green landscapes that form a series of sites for hosting touristic programs, in addition to sports, cultural and social activities.
The city constructed by the RCJY is characterized by many beautiful islands and fishing areas, which attract fishermen and divers throughout the year. There are several important islands such as: Jana Island, Juraid Island, Karan Island, Huraiqs Island, Al-Batania Island, Al-Dha’eena Island, Al-Huwaylat Island and Ras Abu Ali Island.
A number of neighboring and uninhabited islands become nesting areas for migratory birds such as flamingos, white-cheeked terns and turtles. The RCJY and the National Commission for Wildlife Conservation cooperate to take care of these animals.
Jubail is also a popular destination for visitors from various cities in the Kingdom and Gulf countries. The city features impressive infrastructure facilities and supporting services, which facilitate entertainment and touristic projects. Jubail has acquired the reputation of a distinct tourist destination in the Kingdom.
One of the most prominent features of Jubail is the beauty of its parks and breathtaking beaches:
Al-Nakheel Beach or the Palm Beach is located on an area of 250,000 sq.m and consists of three sections. The main section includes the rear area and the landscaping area that is half a meter above the sea surface.
This part is 40,000 sq.m and has many trees and palms located in it. The second part of the park has two volleyball and basketball areas. It also has a jogging area surrounded by trees. The area is 2,000 sq.m wide.
Meanwhile, the third part of the Palm Beach is 1,500 sq.m and is equipped with 36 umbrellas surrounded by palm trees that are distributed in a beautiful manner along the beach.
The park that is located in the north of the Deffi neighborhood takes the form of a forest containing a wide range of trees. Its area is covered completely with green landscapes and hundreds of shrubs. There are several football and volleyball playgrounds for children, as well as other necessary facilities.
This park is located in the residential area between Fanateer and Deffi. The park is provided with many facilities needed for picnics. It has seating areas for families, outdoor barbecue places, lighting poles, water taps and many trees.
Al-Fanateer Seafront and Marina
It is one of the most beautiful seafronts in Jubail. Characterized by its beauty and calmness, it boasts of wonderful trees and beautiful roses. The beach extends over a three kilometer area along the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Several recreational activities such as water skiing, fishing and diving competitions are held here. The park is adorned with palm trees, shrubs and thousands of seasonal and perennial flowers. Along the sandy beach extends a jogging area that is four meter in width and stacked with colored tiles.