Our History

Our History & Venue Development

Dhahran International Exhibitions Company 'Dhahran Expo’ established in 1985 by a leading group of Saudi businessmen and investors, with a vision and passion to create dedicated vitalizing and informative events in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Since its inception the exhibition complex and events are growing and attracting thousands of international, regional, and local exhibitors and visitors year after year.

The professional expertise of Dhahran Expo integrated with an international network of business contacts has ensured the success of its business for 35 years.

As Dhahran Expo’s business has developed so too the meeting industry and customers’ needs. Dhahran Expo has already focused on meeting those needs by enhancing the facilities and developing the venue with renovation plans that would offer increased features and functionality, committed to ensure that the place remains a landmark and world-class events venue.

Those development plans were conducted in phases; to improve the internal and external features of the venue and enhance the open areas with outstanding landscape designs. The renovations include the south building, west building, north building, Halls 3 & 4, offices, concourse, mosque, parking areas, gardens, and many other facilities.

Future developments will include Convention Center, Hotel, and many other exhibitions halls and venue enhancements.

Dhahran Expo believes this development will maintain the prosperity of the venue, meet with the already developed business, benefitting the whole of the Eastern Province and the area.

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1989

Acknowledgement to HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd for the inaguration of the venue.

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1989

The memorial marble plaques venue inaguration ceremony held under the auspices of HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd.

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1989

During the opening of the 5th Exhibition for Saudi Industries under the auspices of HRH Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd

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1991

The venue was used as a base to house U.S. Army during the operation of the mission of the Dessert Field.

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1989

The venue when first built.

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2007

The venue after 18 years.

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2010

The venue after 21 years.

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2017

Finished the construction of the West Building (IKTVA Gate & Offices).

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2018

Demolishing the main building during February to start the reconstruction of the south building.

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2018

Finished the reconstruction of the south building, entrances, and outdoor area finished in December.

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2020

The expansion of the western building.

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2020

During IKTVA event, after finishing the construction of west, south & north buildings in addition to Halls 3 & 4.

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2020