Flydubai, the Dubai-based carrier, announced yesterday (Friday) the launch of a new route to Al Ula in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, becoming the first UAE carrier to fly there from Dubai. The airline will also resume its operations to Yanbu, growing its network to six destinations in the Kingdom, including Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah, and Riyadh.
Flights to Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will launch on March 2, with a twice-weekly service from Dubai International (DXB). Flights to Yanbu International Airport (YNB) will start on February 24, offering a three-weekly service.
According to Hamad Obaidalla, CCO at Flydubai: “We are pleased to be able to offer passengers from the UAE and our network the opportunity to visit and explore one of the world’s most beautiful and untouched destinations…
“Flydubai is dedicated to further strengthening the cultural, trade, and tourism ties between our two countries by making travel more accessible. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the authorities for their ongoing support.”
Sudhir Sreedharan, Senior VP, Commercial Operations at Flydubai, added: “We are looking forward to the start of our twice-weekly service to Al Ula 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. Al Ula offers passengers great options for seeking immersive cultural and historical experiences as well as outdoor adventure activities, especially in the cooler winter season.”
Al Ula is a lesser-known wonder of the world and home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Hegra. The site first opened to global travelers in 2020, and visitors can now explore the remains of this fascinating and rich historical and archaeological site, offering visitors a journey through a living museum of preserved Nabataean tombs, sandstone outcrops, historic dwellings, and both natural and man-made monuments that hold 200,000 years of almost unexplored human history.