Eastern Province
Immerse into Saudi’s Cultural Hub

The Eastern Province is one of the most populated regions in the Kingdom, ranking third after Riyadh and Makkah. It is strategically located, connecting several GCC countries and positioning itself as an ideal destination for both business and leisure.

The Eastern Province offers many cultural and natural assets that are some of the most unique in the region. Its key attractions feature Al Ahsa’s Oasis, home to one of the world’s largest oases and the region’s first UNESCO-listed city; Souq Al Qaisariya, and the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, known as ‘Ithra’ which positions the Eastern Province as Saudi Arabia’s first all-cultural destination.

With its pristine coastline, the Eastern Province serves as an ideal getaway for coastal activities and adventure sports.

  • 20 - 35 oC

    Average Temperature
  • 5,148,58

    Population (2019)

Value Proposition

Sun & Sea




Key Opportunity Sectors

TDF is here to connect investors with opportunities in key tourism sectors to unlock their full growth potential. We focus on six high-growth sectors within the industry.



Recreational amenities that bring destinations to life. Ranging from theme parks to a combination of mixed-use and large developments that contain multiple types of assets, so there is something for everyone.



Luxurious hotels; welcoming serviced apartments; unique camping experiences. Tourists are guaranteed to find a stay that suits their needs.



Establishments that curate authentic culinary delights, from local restaurants to diversified and international cuisines, adding flavor to the entire tourist experience.



Unique experiences and interactions that allow tourists to engage with the destination, be it through sun and sea, adventure, or culture and heritage.

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Why Invest?


Strong accommodation market with healthy average daily rates and year-long tourism


Diversified natural assets, such as one of the largest deserts in the world, and attractive beach coastlines


Thriving F&B and entertainment scene with high demand for both


Rich history and cultural assets, especially nearby Al Ahsa and Dammam

TDF’S Support

We Help You with Your Journey

TDF is your gateway to investing in the Kingdom. We cherish the opportunity to guide large enterprises and SMEs alike in writing their success story.

As you learn more about Saudi Arabia’s unique investments landscape and the unrivaled opportunities it presents, remember that TDF is here to provide you with the support you need through our best-in-class products and services.



Saudi Arabia is home to 6 awe-inspiring UNESCO World Heritage sites

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Al-Ahsa Oasis

An evolving cultural landscape

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Al-Hijr Archaeological Site (Madâin Sâlih)

An archaeological wonder

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At-Turaif District, ad-Dir'iyah

The heart of the Saudi dynasty

Ḥimā Cultural Area

The past comes alive

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Historic Jeddah

The gate to Makkah

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Rock Art in the Hail Region

Traces of the past

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Success Stories

We are passionate about the growth of the Kingdom’s tourism sector. That is why we are committed to helping entrepreneurs and large corporates alike when it comes to achieving their dreams. Here are their stories.

Assessment Criteria

In order to get a better understanding of your needs and to connect you with the right opportunity, please fill out the assessment form. TDF will conduct a comprehensive review of the application and if it is complete, accurate and meets the criteria, the Relationship Manager will move this to the next phase of Evaluation and Approval.

Let’s Start Investing

As one of the most promising sectors in Saudi Arabia, the opportunities for growth are limitless. We are committed to helping you turn these opportunities into your future successes. Start your journey here.