The 2023 Asia Triathlon Sprint Championships by Arabian Drilling will be held in the city of Al-Khobar in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
Khobar (Arabic: ٱلْخُبَر, romanized: al-Khobar) is a city and governorate in the Eastern Province of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf. Khobar is part of the ‘Triplet Cities’ area, or Dammam metropolitan area along with Dammam and Dhahran, forming the residential core of the region.
The city is the newest in the Dammam metropolitan area, facing the Arabian Gulf with its 16-km long Corniche Road, which runs parallel to the city’s eastern coast. Khobar is also considered a resort town as its southern suburbs of the city face the Half Moon Bay and host several beaches and beach resorts. By night, the quiet city turns into a bustling one, with some of the largest malls in the kingdom, such as the Mall of Dhahran and the Al-Rashid Mall. The city is also home to the historic Suwaiket Street, officially known as the Prince Bandar ibn Abdulaziz Street, which is home to some of the oldest markets in the city.
The event venue is on the seaside “corniche” which boasts spectacular view of the Arabian Gulf with the picturesque “water tower” in the background and the famous Unification Roundabout and the commercial district of Al-Khobar in the city side. The main hotels that will be used in the event are all within short biking distance to the race venue. The main hotel which will be used for the Elite athlete briefing and other event is the Le Meridien Hotel which is within 5 minutes of the race venue.
About Arabian Drilling:
Arabian Drilling is an award winning onshore and offshore gas and oil rig drilling company in Saudi Arabia with an extensive track record of operational excellence and a history of innovation that has brought tremendous safety and efficiency gains to the drilling process.
Friday 10-Nov 6:00 pm
Location: Le Meridien Hotel
Arrival of athletes
Friday 10-Nov 7:00 am
Course familiarization-controlled movement from Le Meridien hotel to transition zone in event venue.
meet in Transition Zone at 7:15 am
Bike course familiarization 7:15-8:00 AM
Swim course familiarization 8:00 - 8:45 AM
Friday 10-Nov 6:00 pm
Saturday 11-Nov 10:00 AM
Elite Females Start:
Saturday 11-Nov 12:00 noon
Elite Males Start
Saturday 11-Nov 1:45 pm