During the holy month, popular markets are the preferred destination for many visitors hoping to enjoy the Ramadan spirit. In eastern Saudi Arabia, popular markets are widespread, with the half-century-old Dammam market a particularly dear destination to many visitors of all social classes.
The popular markets’ appeal lies in their simplicity and close ties to the community, as many of the products sold in those markets are part of the community’s heritage. One can find shops that sell gold, jellabiyas, utensils, samosas, fried potatoes, spices, rugs and other textiles.
Visitors flock to Dammam’s markets in high numbers, as heavy traffic can be seen usually after 10 pm.
Street 13, better known as Love Street, is the beating heart of the Dammam market.
Today, the market, part of a new developmental project in Dammam’s Street 13, is 350 meters long and 15 meters wide and is considered one of the most important and oldest popular areas in the region.
The development project in the area aims to modernize the street while making it more pedestrian and environment friendly.