flydubai Adds AlUla & Resumes Yanbu

FlyDubai Boeing 737-8MAX
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LONDON – Dubai based carrier flydubai announced that it will be commencing flights to AlUla in Saudi Arabia. With this new service, it will mean that flydubai will be the first United Arab Emirates carrier to operate this route from Dubai.

Alongside this new service, flydubai also announced that it will be resuming scheduled services to Yanbu. Both new services will bring flydubai’s Saudi Arabian network to a total of six destinations which includes Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Riyadh.

Flydubai Chief Commercial Officer, Hamad Obaidalla says, “We are please 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 our 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”.

Their services to Yanbu International Airport (YNB) will re-commence from February 24 with a three-weekly service whilst their new service to AlUla, Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will commence from March 2 and operate twice-weekly from Terminal 2 at Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Flight Schedule

Flight NumberDeparture AirportArrival AirportDeparture TimeArrival TimeFlight Time
FZ831DXBULH11:45 / 16:0013:55 / 18:1003:10
FZ832ULHDXB14:55 / 19:1018:25 / 22:4502:30

Senior Vice President of Commercial Operations (UAE, GCC, Subcontinent and Africa), Sudhir Sreedharan also adds, “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”.

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