Jubail Airport is an airfield located near the industrial area, 25 kilometres west of Jubail City in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The airport was originally constructed by the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu, it was meant to be used for commercial aviation until it was decided to utilize the large nearby King Fahd International Airport. Thus, it was handed over to the Ministry of Defence and has been used as a base for the naval aviation group of the Royal Saudi Navy since then.
However it was recently opened for civil aviation operations, therefore a project to renovate the airfield was undertaken since some of the airfield's infrastructure was incomplete as a result of the previous change for the use of airport from commercial to military.
The airport occupies an area of about 20 km², there is one runway, 4,000 meters long and 45 meters wide. The taxiways however was not completed until recently after announcing the plans of using the airport for private aviation in addition to the current military use.