Population Area Al Hofuf (Saudi Arabia) Phone code 009663
Al-Hofuf also Hofuf or Al-Hufuf is the major urban center in the huge Al-Ahsa Oasis in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It is the closest city to the famous Ghawar oil field, one of the world"s largest conventional (land-based) fields.
Hofuf is one of the major cultural centers in Saudi Arabia. A lot of well known families live there. the faculties of agriculture, veterinary medicine and animal resources for King Faisal University are located in the city. the Hofuf campus also has facilities where Saudi women can study medicine, dentistry and home economics.
Legend places this as the burial place of Laila and Majnoon, the star-crossed pair of the most popular love story in the Arab and Muslim world. the Queen of Sheba is also fabled to have visited this city from her kingdom in Yemen.
Although the city has two airports, it is served by King Fahd International Airport which is 130km away. the town has a railway junction where the direct line from the Persian Gulf to the capital splits from the indirect line.