Marjan Island

Murjan Islands is every local's favorite getaway and a must-visit serene attraction. A human-made archipelago, Murjan island is also known as the Coral Island owing to its coral-shaped islands. Limestone, deposited beneath the waters during the Paleozoic era, makes up most of the island's structure. Located around 10 km from Dammam city on the Cornish Road, the island is spread out on 53000 sqm and has a 30-meter tall tower at its center. The tower has a huge parking space, space to dock the boats, and a plethora of activities for children. 

The island is brimming with beauty and has multi-fold landscapes ranging from cliffs, mangroves, beaches, dunes, and palm trees to mudflats. Moreover, the vibrant flowers of the island steal your heart. Not to forget, the pristine blue waters surrounding the island are sure to pep you up every moment you spend on Murjan Island.

The many restaurants on the island serve every cuisine, from local Saudi dishes to Italian, Lebanese, and more. The quaint cafes will quickly become your favorites to relax and sip a coffee to beautiful views. The resorts on Murjan Islands are famous not just in Dammam but throughout Saudi Arabia. 

It has many open spaces, playgrounds, and alluring resorts—basically, everything you need for a relaxing picnic with your loved ones.

Activities at Murjan Islands:

  • Take advantage of ferry and boat rides to travel around the island. 
  • You can take in the picturesque view and the sunset from the top of the lighthouse, especially at night.
  • Spend the day fishing along the banks.
  • Snorkeling allows you to experience underwater life and explore various unseen flora and fauna. 
  • While on Murjan island, you can also visit the nearby Dolphin village, a well-known amusement Park featuring fun rides. The Park's main attraction is the stunning dolphin performance, where visitors may interact with the live animals and watch them do amusing coordination feats and antics.
  • Dessert lovers can go for camel rides on the dunes. 
  • Go Scuba diving for a water adventure in deep blue waters on this island. 
  • Hiking on the cliffs can be quite a thrill for hikers. 
  • Go for desert safaris in the serene deserts.
  • The major attraction for tourists and residents is its walkway along the beach, where you can kick off the day's stresses with a healthy jog, a bicycle ride, or a quick run.
  • Enjoy beautiful sunsets on the beach with barbeque and bonfire with friends. 
  • Take your kids to a massive island zoo home to some of the most exotic birds and animals. 
  • The island offers a top-notch golf course where you can play a round in a serene setting.
  • Peddle boating, jet skiing, and waterboarding are activities you should look forward to while visiting Murjan Island.

Frequently Asked Questions about Marjan/ Murjan Island

Q. What is Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. Marjan Island is a coral island flanked by mangrove forests and palm trees. 

Q. Where is Marjan Island located in Dammam? 

A. Marjan Island is located 13 km away from Dammam on the Cornish road. A bridge connects the city & the island.

Q. Is Marjan Island open to the public? 

A. Yes, Marjan Island is open to public visitors.

Q. Are there any entry fees to visit Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. Entry to Marjan Island in Dammam is free. 

Q. What is the best time to visit Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. The best time to visit Marjan Island in Dammam is during the winter i.e., November to February.

Q. Can I swim at Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. Yes, swimming and snorkeling at Marjan Island are allowed. Other activities here are fishing and boating. 

Q. Is it safe to visit Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. Yes, it is perfectly safe to visit Marjan Island in Dammam. 

Q. Are there any facilities available at Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. Yes, the infrastructure and facilities at Marjan Island in Dammam are abundant and ensure a comfortable excursion. 

Q. How do I get to Marjan Island in Dammam? 

A. Marjan Island can be reached by road from Dammam. Whereas it can be reached via ferry from Jeddah. 

Q. Is Marjan Island suitable for families with children? 

A. Yes, with the family-oriented facilities, it is most suitable for families with children.

Q. Are there any restaurants or cafes available at Marjan Island in Dammam?

A. There are plenty of resorts and restaurants at Marjan Island in Dammam to relax and rewind

  • imageDuration Required
    3 hours 30 minutes

Address of Marjan Island

Cornish Rd, Dammam Saudi Arabia

Opening & Closing time of Marjan Island

  • Monday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Tuesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Wednesday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Thursday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Friday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Saturday
    Open 24 Hours
  • Sunday
    Open 24 Hours

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