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Jubail

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Country  Saudi Arabia
Time zone  AST (UTC+3)
Local time  Wednesday 6:27 AM
Province  Eastern Province
Website  www.jubailcity.com
Population  378,949 (2011)
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Weather  19°C, Wind N at 18 km/h, 65% Humidity
Points of interest  Al Nakheel Beach, Education Activities Center, Hadeed Women Recreatio, Sheraa Center, Jubail Church

Jubail city center


Jubail (Arabic: الجبيل‎‎, Al Jubayl) is a city in the Eastern province on the Persian Gulf coast of Saudi Arabia. It is the host of the largest industrial city in the Middle East. It is also home to the Middle East's largest and world's fourth largest petrochemical company. It has the world's largest IWPP (Independent Water and Power Project) producing 2743.6 MW of electricity and 800,000 m3 of water daily. Jubail comprises the Old Town of Al Jubail (Jubail Balad), which was a small fishing village until 1975 and the new industrial area. Jubail Industrial City is the largest civil engineering project in the world today.

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Map of Al Jubail Saudi Arabia

In 1975, the Saudi government designated Jubail as the site for a new industrial city. Rapid expansion and industrialization ensued. The new industrial and residential areas were named Madīnat al Jubayl aṣ Ṣinā`īyah (Jubail Industrial City). The 2005 Census Report for Jubail Industrial City estimates the resident population at 224,430.

Intercontinental hotel beach jubail saudi arabia


History

The town of Al-Jubail on the Persian Gulf coast of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has ancient roots. Human habitation dates back at least 7,000 years, when the people of Dilmun — whose civilization radiated up and down the coast of the Persian Gulf — established a settlement there.1

Al Jubail was founded by Al-Buainain, between the 18th and 19th centuries.

In September 1933, Jubail gained a measure of fame as the landing site for the first team of geologists to explore for oil in Saudi Arabia.

Bechtel began work on the Jubail Industrial City project more than 30 years ago and is still working in Jubail now. Bechtel has managed the Jubail project since it began in the mid-1970s, and in 2004 the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu asked the company to manage Jubail II, a $3.8 billion expansion of the city's industrial and residential areas.

Highway

Jubail is directly connected with other cities by two major highways; Dhahran-Jubail Highway and Abu Hadriyah Highway.

One ongoing project is the Jubail-Qassim (Buraidah) Expressway 500 km (310 mi),which will reduce the distance between Jubail and Qassim (Buraidah) to around 331 km (206 mi) from the current 831 km (516 mi).

Railway

A branch of the Saudi Landbridge Project railway is proposed to connect Jubail to Dammam.

Seaport

There are two seaports in Jubail—the Jubail Commercial Seaport and the King Fahd Industrial Seaport. As of 2011, Jubail ranks 92nd in the world in terms of Total Cargo Volume with 44,700 tons.

Airport

Jubail Airport is an airfield 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Jubail City, near the industrial area.

Originally constructed by the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu as part of Jubail project, it was meant to be used for commercial aviation until it was decided to utilize the large nearby King Fahd International Airport. Thus, it was handed over to the Ministry of Defence and has been used as a base for the naval aviation group/eastern fleet of the Royal Saudi Navy since then. The terminal in Dammam Airport is about 60 km drive from the suburbs of Jubail, 80 km from the city center and 100 km from the Royal Commission neighborhoods.

However it was recently announced that the airport will be opened for private aviation operations starting September 2014. A project to renovate the airfield was undertaken since some of the airfield's infrastructure was incomplete, as a result of the previous change for the use of airport from commercial to military. To date, the project and renovations have not been completed.

In addition, two other airfields are located in the city; Abu Ali Airport is located in the Island of Abu Ali while the other is located in King Abdulaziz Naval Base.

Main sights

Jubail is home to a number of big industries, most notably the "SABIC". Jubail has a robust market place, known as International Market. It also has a several malls, such as the Fanateer Mall, Jubail Center Mall, City Max, Hyper-Panda, Panda, HyperMarket, Jubail Centre, Home Center, Red Tag, Center Point, Nesto, Jubail Plaza, Center Point,Lulu and Jubail Mall

Eastern Province

  • Safwa city: 56 km (35 mi)
  • Qatif: 64 km (40 mi)
  • Ras Tanura: 71 km (44 mi)
  • Saihat: 76 km (47 mi)
  • Dammam: 96 km (60 mi)
  • Khobar: 104 km (65 mi)
  • Abqaiq: 160 km (99 mi)
  • Other provinces

  • Riyadh: 490 km (300 mi)
  • Buraydah: 823 km (511 mi)
  • Arar: 975 km (606 mi)
  • Ha'il: 1,132 km (703 mi)
  • Medina: 1,331 km (827 mi)
  • Mecca: 1,360 km (850 mi)
  • Jeddah: 1,444 km (897 mi)
  • Other cities of the Persian Gulf

  • Manama: 162 km (101 mi)
  • Kuwait City: 342 km (213 mi)
  • Doha: 496 km (308 mi)
  • Abu Dhabi: 865 km (537 mi)
  • Dubai: 977 km (607 mi)
  • Baghdad: 1,019 km (633 mi)
  • Muscat: 1,374 km (854 mi)
  • Schools

    1. ISG Jubail
    2. International Indian School, Al- Jubail (IIS Jubail)
    3. Jubail Academy International School
    4. Hafeez International School
    5. Pakistan International School
    6. Mariya international School
    7. King Fahd High School
    8. Najd Secondary School
    9. Umm Alqurra Secondary School
    10. Dana Elementary School
    11. Andulas Elementary School
    12. Al Murjan Elementary School
    13. Al Ahsa Secondary School
    14. Fayha Elementary School
    15. Khaleeg Intermediate School
    16. Fanatir Elementary School
    17. Al Deffi Secondary School
    18. Al Abna'a Schools

    Universities and colleges

    1. Jubail University College
    2. Jubail Industrial College
    3. Jubail Technical Institute

    Hospitals, dispensaries and dental centers

  • Almana Medical Center .
  • Almana General Hospital .
  • Ram Dental Complex
  • Al-Shabani General Hospital .
  • Al Fanateer Hospital .
  • Mouwasat Hospital .
  • Mayo Dental Center .
  • Lulu Hospital .
  • Kingdom Dental Medical Dispensary .
  • Royal Commission Hospital .
  • Huda Younis Dental Complex .
  • Armed Forces Hospital .
  • Al-Shifa Hospital .
  • Al-Fayadh Medical Clinic .
  • Al-Hijailan Medical Clinic .
  • Lulu Dispensary .
  • Dina Dispensary for Medical Services .
  • Al-Khonaini Dispensary .
  • Jubail National Dispensary .
  • Jubail Medical Center ( Mutlaq Al Otaibi Medical Service Group ) .
  • Jubail General Hospital .
  • Gulf Asian Hospital .
  • Ar Razi Clinic .
  • KIMS Medical Center .
  • References

    Jubail Wikipedia


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