Dubai-based carrier flydubai has opened bookings on its website for the Match Day Shuttle flights between Dubai and Doha for the upcoming football World Cup in Qatar.

Offered in partnership with Qatar Airways and other GCC national carriers, the service allows match ticket holders to travel from Dubai to Doha for the match and return to Dubai on the same day.

Return Match Day Shuttle flights will be available from $258 in economy class and from $998 in business class.

Each passenger is allowed hand baggage, and can avail of complimentary ground transportation between the airport in Doha and the stadiums.

With a high frequency of flights each day, the carrier advised its passengers to select a flight that land in Doha at least four hours before their chosen match begins.

Also, all passengers must register for their Hayya card in advance of their flight as this will be required for travel on all Match Day Shuttle flights and for entry to Qatar.

For the duration of the tournament, flydubai will operate up to 30 daily return flights between Dubai and Doha. These services will operate from Dubai World Central (DWC) and will be exclusively available to match ticket holders.

The carried noted that Match Day Shuttle flights must be booked as a separate itinerary and are not available for booking as part of a connecting itinerary. These flights will be operated by the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.

For passengers who do not hold match day tickets, flydubai’s scheduled flights between Dubai International (DXB) and Hamad International Airport (DOH) will continue to operate during this period.

Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO at flydubai, said: “We are pleased to partner with Qatar Airways and the other partner GCC national carriers to facilitate travel during the upcoming football tournament. By coming together, we are able to offer football fans from around the world the opportunity to experience the warm hospitality and rich culture of our region as they explore the sights and sounds of two countries.”