Al-Ahsa International Airport at 25.285278 latitude, 49.485 longitude, within Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia, the public airport serves Hofuf or Al-Ahsa with flights to and from numerous destinations in the Middle East. The airport is operated by the Government and works with an asphalt-surfaced runway that measures 3,060 metres or 11,039 feet in length. Located within the airport’s proximity are Qatar, Bahrain, and Dubai making Al-Ahsa an ideal place for an international airport. Al-Ahsa International Airport, now with its international airport status, has flights to Sharjah via Sharjah International Airport; Dubai via Dubai International Airport; Cairo via Cairo International Airport; Doha via Hamad International Airport; and Jeddah via King Abdulaziz International Airport. The airlines that serve these destinations are Air Arabia, flydubai, Nile Air, Qatar Airways, and Saudia.
Al-Hofuf, also known by names like Hofuf, Hofof, Hufuf, along with Al-Hasa and Al-Ahsa, is a major urban centre located within the Al-Ahsa Oasis of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. The Hofuf municipality of the city has approximately 1.5 million total inhabitants as of 2014, with the city, along with the oasis area of towns and villages home to an estimated 600,000. Al-Hofuf is well-recognised for being among the largest producers of dates or date palm in the world, along with being very well-known for its old souks and palaces, among others.
When focusing on the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, it is the largest province in the country and houses major cities such as Dammam, Al-Ahsa, Khobar, Dhahran, Qatif, Jubail, Abqaiq, Ras Tanura, Udhailiyah, Shayba, Khafji, and Hafar Al-Batin. The province occupies an area of 672,522 square kilometres or 259,662 square miles and is home to most of the country’s oil production. Eastern Province has the City of Jubail, which is known to host the Jubail Industrial City, a global hub for chemical industries. During the stay within the province, Eastern Province also serves as a tourist area due to its location on the coast of the Persian Gulf as well as the variety of almost never-ending entertainment activities available throughout the area. Additionally, the province has a total population of around 4.1 million as of 2010, and is bordered partially by Iraq, along with countries like Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates.