flydubai to launch direct flights from Dubai to AlUla

Dubai’s low-cost airline will fly twice per week to AlUla from March 2…

Last November, Flynas became the first airline to directly connect AlUla with Dubai. But from next month, Dubai’s low-cost airline will become the second, launching direct flights to the unique AlUla landscape on Wednesday March 2.

Becoming the first UAE carrier to operate this route from Dubai, the airline will operate the flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays, making it the perfect schedule for those looking to soak up AlUla’s incredible ancient history and array of tourism delights over a long weekend.

Flights from Dubai International Airport (DXB) to Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will depart at 11.45am on Wednesdays, arriving at a local time of 1.55pm three hours and 10 minutes later; on Saturdays the flight will depart Terminal 2 at 4pm, landing in AlUla at 6.10pm local time.

The return service will depart AlUla at 2.55pm on Wednesdays, returning to Dubai at 6.25pm GST, while the Saturday service leaves at 7.10pm and arrives 2 hours and 30 minutes later, at a local time of 10.45pm.


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Fares are priced from SAR1,050 for a return economy ticket, and SAR3,500 for a return business class ticket, and can already be booked via flydubai.com.

“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,” commented flydubai CCO, Hamad Obaidalla.

An unspoiled ancient wonder, AlUla is 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.

Alongside the launch of flights to AlUla, flydubai will also resume its thrice weekly service to the port city of Yanbu from Thursday February 24, bringing the budget airline’s Saudi Arabian route network to six destinations. The airline already operates flights between Dubai and Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Riyadh.