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(Placename) a town in E Saudi Arabia: site of the original discovery of oil in the country (1938)



a city in E Saudi Arabia: oil center. 12,500.
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Noun1.Dhahran - an oil town in eastern Saudi Arabia on an inlet from the Persian Gulf; in June 1996 terrorists bombed an apartment complex in Dhahran killing 19 United States soldiers and wounding more than 300 people
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia - an absolute monarchy occupying most of the Arabian Peninsula in southwest Asia; vast oil reserves dominate the economy
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Yokogawa Saudi Arabia Company is headquartered in the Dhahran Techno Valley close to the King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM) and Saudi Aramco covering research and development, training, sales, engineering and after-sales services.
Khalid Al-Battal opened at Dhahran International Exhibitions Company headquarters in Khobar today the 7th Saudi International Exhibition on Oil and Gas, organized by the Dhahran Expo company.
Doubletree by Hilton Dhahran hosted an art exhibition of works by a group of 35 local artists, organized as part of the Global Month of Service.
London- based independent analyst and former professor of economics at King Fahd University for Petroleum and Minerals in Dhahran, Mohamed Ramady, said by e-mail to Bloomberg that "More appointments are expected, since many senior vice presidents retired lately and no replacements have been announced so far.
Build 8,521 homes for its employees, as well as schools and community facilities, on 10-square km of land in Dhahran.
The Los-Angeles born twins met King Abdul Aziz in Dhahran in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province in January 1947, the San Diego Union Tribune reported.
6mn engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Saudi Dhahran Cooling Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Tabreed, to expand the existing Aramco District Cooling Plant in Dhahran.
The first oil fields in the Arabian Peninsula were explored by American companies in the 1930s in this region, now known as the Eastern Province, with Dhahran and the neighboring cities of Dammam and Khobar forming an almost seamless metropolitan hub, including outlets to the Persian Gulf.
A number of public parks have been constructed in Dammam, Dhahran and Alkhobar, Khalid bin Abdullah Bossbet, general manager of the Department for Parks, Afforestation and Environment in the Eastern Province, was quoted as saying by Arab News.
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has continued its expansion in Saudi Arabia with the opening of a Radisson Blu Hotel in Dhahran, its first property in the city.
HILTON Worldwide and DoubleTree by Hilton has announced the opening of DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran at the commercial heartland of Al Khobar in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Hilton Worldwide announced in a January 2014 release that its DoubleTree by Hilton Dhahran located near the