He is respected, however, for being the bringer of change and ideas.
It is now a modern urban and industrial center.
The area includes a variety of natural landscapes, parks, and beaches with a recreational coastline to the.
Located on the Persian Gulf coast east of Dhahran, Khobar briefly became the shipping point for Saudi Arabian crude oil to the refinery in Bahrain.
The Greater Dammam area is also known for being one of the cornerstones of the oil industry with the world's largest oil company and most valuable company, , being based in Dhahran, as a result of the first oil well being dug in the area.