| 2 October 2022, Sunday |

Flydubai adds Saudi Arabia’s AlUla to its network, resumes flights to Yanbu

According to a statement made by the airline on Friday, Dubai’s budget airline flydubai will begin operating flights to AlUla in Saudi Arabia, making it the first airline in the United Arab Emirates to add the destination to its network.

The airline will begin flights to AlUla through Prince Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) on March 2 (on Wednesdays and Saturdays) and will fly from Dubai International Airport’s Terminal 2. (DXB).

AlUla is a one-of-a-kind global wonder in Saudi Arabia, and it is home to the Kingdom’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Hegra.

“We are delighted to be able to give travelers from the UAE and our network the option to visit and discover one of the world’s most beautiful and pristine regions,” said Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer of the airline.

“This route [to AlUla] will be popular with our passengers from the UAE, as well as those from the Gulf Cooperation Council, Russia, and Central Asia.” “Al Ula provides passengers with excellent opportunities for immersive cultural and historical experiences, as well as outdoor adventure activities, particularly during the colder winter months,” said Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations at flydubai.

In 2020, AlUla will open its doors to visitors from all around the world for the first time. Visitors may now learn more about the country’s rich cultural history by exploring the historic ruins and sites.

Visitors to AlUla will be able to view a museum of intact Nabataean tombs of Hegra, historical structures and homes – both natural and man-made – and sandstone outcrops, reflecting almost 200,000 years of virtually undiscovered human history, according to the statement.

Resumption of flights to Yanbu

Flydubai also announced that it will restart operations to Yanbu, bringing its Saudi Arabia network to six sites, including Riyadh, Jeddah, Medina, and Dammam.

Flights at Yanbu International Airport (YNB), also known as Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport, will start on February 24 with three weekly flights.

According to the announcement, the flights will take place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

“We are also looking forward to resuming activities in Yanbu, [Medina] Province,” Obaidalla added.

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