Dubai, flydubai, Dubai’s low-cost carrier, today announced it is to start operations to Tabuk, Saudi Arabia (KSA), on 7 November 2012.
Ghaith Al Ghaith flydubai’s chief executive officer said: “We are very grateful to the Saudi authorities for helping us connect Dubai to underserved destinations in the Kingdom. Besides its business credentials, Tabuk is also an emerging leisure hub. With more and more families preferring to travel within the region, this low-cost link provides an alternative holiday spot.”
Due to the influx of visitors and a number of key infrastructure projects underway in the city, including upgrades to Tabuk Airport, international travel trade companies such as global hoteliers are travelling to the city, raising its tourism appeal.
Over the past ten years, Saudi Arabia has become the United Arab Emirate’s (UAE) primary commercial partner within the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. According to Federal Customs Authority of the UAE, KSA is UAE’s top non-oil trading partner, with trade between the two nations amounting to AED 2.2 billion as of February 2012.
flydubai currently operates to Riyadh, Jeddah, Abha, Dammam, Gassim, Taif and Yanbu in Saudi Arabia.
Flights to Tabuk will operate between Terminal 2 on the north side of Dubai International Airport and Tabuk Airport, starting 7 November 2012.