flydubai adds AlUla to its network in Saudi Arabia and resumes operations to Yanbu

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  • Dubai-based flydubai grows its network in Saudi Arabia to six points with the launch of flights to AlUla from 02 March with a twice-weekly service
  • The carrier resumes its operations to the port city of Yanbu from 24 February with three flights a week

Friday, February 4, 2022 — flydubai, the Dubai-based airline, announced today 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 24 February with a three times weekly service. Flights to Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will start on 02 March 2022 and will operate twice a week from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB).

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer at flydubai, said: “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. We are also looking forward to the resumption of our operations to Yanbu in the Al Madinah Province. 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 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 travellers 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 travellers 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 minimizes crew and passenger contact and offers passengers the 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 travelling.

Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre and the IATA destination tracker for their whole journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. They can also visit the COVID-19 information hub on flydubai.com for more information.

Complimentary 1-Day Ticket to visit Expo 2020

Passengers booking a flydubai flight to Dubai will enjoy a complimentary 1-Day Ticket to visit Expo 2020 Dubai until 31 March 2022. The initiative is valid for all bookings made from January 2020 for travel during the event dates.

Flight details

Flights from Terminal 2, Dubai International (DXB) to Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will operate from 02 March on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Flights to Yanbu International Airport (YNB), also known as Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport, commencing on 24 February with flights operating on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

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.

Flight Number Departure Airport Arrival Airport Departure TimeArrival TimeFlight time
FZ  831DXBULH11:45 /16:0013:55 /18:1003:10
FZ  832ULHDXB14:55 /19:1018:25 /22:4502:30
FZ  8969DXBYNB08:2010:3003:10
FZ  8970YNBDXB11:3015:0502:35

Flights are available to book on flydubai.com, the official flydubai App, the Call Centre in Dubai on (+971) 600 54 44 45, the Call Centre in Saudi Arabia (+966) 206 0033, the flydubai travel shops or through our travel partners.

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