Qatif is a city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. It is an ancient city, more than 3000 years old. It was the first home for ancient Phoenicians, some of whom emigrated to the Eastern Mediterranean.
King Fahd International Airport is only 25 kilometers from Qatif city center. Qatif is located almost in the middle of the highway stretching from Dhahran (Saudi Aramco's headquarters), and Ras Tanura(Saud Arabia's main oil exporting terminal on the Gulf).