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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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In the shopping and entertainment categories the winners are "Surprise Summer" by Al Othaim Mall in Riyadh, as the best private shopping event, followed by "Baily Baze in Dhahran Complex in Dhahran city, as the best entertainment center and amusement park.
has signed a contract for the project "Mada-3" located in Talal Al Doha District, Dhahran City.