flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced the start of flights to AlUla in Saudi Arabia, becoming the first UAE carrier to operate this route from Dubai. The carrier will also resume its operations to Yanbu growing its network in the Kingdom to six points including Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Riyadh.
Flights to Yanbu International Airport (YNB), also known as Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport, start on February 24 with a three times weekly service. Flights to Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will start on March 2, 2022 and will operate twice a week from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB).
Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa) at flydubai, added: “We are looking forward to the start of our twice weekly service to AlUla from March. This route will be popular for our passengers from the UAE, as well as for travelers from the GCC, Russia and Central Asia. AlUla offers passengers great options for seeking immersive cultural and historical experiences as well as outdoor adventure activities, especially in the cooler winter season.”
AlUla is an unseen wonder of the world and home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Hegra. This site opened to global travelers for the first time in 2020 and visitors can now explore and view the remains of a remarkable and rich historical and archaeological site. AlUla offers visitors a journey through a living museum of the preserved Nabataean tombs of Hegra, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings and monuments, both natural and man-made, that hold 200,000 years of largely unexplored human history.
flydubai’s passenger experience has been redesigned to enable travel in a safe environment that minimises crew and passenger contact and offers passengers confidence to travel at every step of their journey. Customers who book a flight through flydubai.com will receive complimentary global cover for COVID-19 related costs to offer greater peace of mind when traveling.
Passengers booking a flydubai flight to Dubai will enjoy a complimentary 1-Day Ticket to visit Expo 2020 Dubai until March 31, 2022. The initiative is valid for all bookings made from January 2020 for travel during the event dates.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to ULH start from AED 3,500 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,050. Return Business Class fares from ULH to DXB start from SAR 3,500 and Economy Class fares start from SAR 1,050.
Return Business Class fares from DXB to YNB start from AED 3,500 and Economy Class fares start from AED 1,500. Return Business Class fares from YNB to DXB start from SAR 3,500 and Economy Class fares start from SAR 1,500.