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flydubai announces flights to Al Ula; to resume flights to Yanbu in Saudi Arabia

flydubai has announced new flights to Al Ula in Saudi Arabia. The airline has also announced the resumption of flights to Yanbu. The carrier will also resume its operations to Yanbu growing its network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to 6 points including Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Riyadh. flydubai will be the first UAE carrier to operate flights to Al Ula from Dubai.

Flights to Al Ula

Starting 2nd March 2022, flydubai will operate twice-weekly flights between Dubai International Airport and Al Ula’s Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport. The flights will operate with the following schedule:

  • Dubai-Al Ula
  • Departure time: 11:45/16:00
  • Arrival time: 13:55/18:10
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ831
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Al Ula-Dubai
  • Departure time: 14:55/19:10
  • Arrival time: 18:25/22:45
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ832
  • Frequency: Wednesdays and Saturdays

Flights will be operated by Boeing B737-800 aircraft. Saudi Arabian low cost carrier flynas also operate twice-weekly flights between the two cities.

Al Ula 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. Al Ula 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.

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Yanbu Resumption

As of 24th February 2022, flydubai will once again operate 3-weekly flights between Dubai International Airport and Yanbu International Airport with the following schedule:

  • Dubai-Yanbu
  • Departure time: 08:20
  • Arrival time: 10:30
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ8969
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Yanbu-Dubai
  • Departure time: 11:30
  • Arrival time: 15:05
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 35 minutes
  • Flight number: FZ8970
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

These flights will also be operated by Boeing B737-800 aircraft.

Hamad Obaidalla, Chief Commercial Officer, 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), flydubai, said:

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 travellers 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.

Meanwhile, flydubai, in September 2021, announced the expansion of its European network with nonstop flights to Cluj-Napoca in Romania.

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