Air Arabia has announced the launch of a new direct flight from Sharjah to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

The twice-weekly service, operated by an A320 on Wednesdays and Saturdays, launches on November 4.

Tashkent is known for its numerous fountains, pleasant parks, many museums and its mix of modern and Soviet-era architecture.

Tickets are now available on the Air Arabia website, by calling the call centre or through travel agencies.