Flydubai will launch services to Al Ula in Saudi Arabia on March 2, becoming the first UAE carrier to operate this route from Dubai. The carrier will also resume its operations to Yanbu on February 24, growing its network in the kingdom to six points including Dammam, Jeddah, Madinah and Riyadh.

Flights to Yanbu International Airport (YNB), also known as Abdul Mohsin bin Abdulaziz International Airport, will operate three times weekly service. Flights to Prince Abdul Majeed bin Abdulaziz Airport (ULH) will operate twice a week.

Al Ula is an unseen wonder of the world and home to Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage site, Hegra (pictured). 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.

Customers booking a flight through receive complimentary global cover for COVID-19-related costs to offer greater peace of mind when travelling.

Passengers are required to make sure that they are up to date with the regulations from the IATA Travel Centre and the IATA destination tracker for their entire journey, and follow the guidance issued by the authorities and the airline. They can also visit the COVID-19 information hub on for more information.

Passengers booking a flydubai flight to Dubai are also offered a complimentary one-day ticket to visit Expo 2020 Dubai until March 31.