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Old building in Dahban

Dahban or Dahaban (Arabic: ذهبان) is an ancient village on the coast of Saudi Arabia (Red Sea). It is in Makkah Province, a few kilometers north of Jeddah.

For a long time, Dahban was a fishing center until Durrat Al-Arus opened in 1996, which made it also a tourist village.[citation needed] Dahaban lies on the main highway running along the west coast of Saudi Arabia between Jeddah and Rabigh. Dahaban has now turned into a picnic spot for families to visit fresh fish restaurants and in 2015, the first marine park was inaugurated, which attracted visitors.[1]


  1. ^ Khan, Fouzia (20 September 2015). "Dhahban Marine Park opens". Arab News. Retrieved 25 July 2021.

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Coordinates: 21°56′N 39°07′E / 21.933°N 39.117°E / 21.933; 39.117