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Indulge in luxury onboard

Known to have the youngest fleet in the world, SaudiGulf Airlines, the unique boutique airline in the Gulf, launched its maiden international operations in Dubai last month.

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At a time when more lowcost carriers are ruling the skies, SaudiGulf becomes a unique player to follow suit not only in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) but also in the international airspace. Al Naboodah Travel and Tourism will be the GSA for the airline in Dubai. With a double daily to Dubai, other destinations are also in the offing towards the latter part of the year including Pakistan and other GCC countries. The launch of this five-star flight will further strengthen the relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates. This was supported by Dubai tourism to provide travellers from both countries an additional new experience onboard a five-star flight.
Samer Majali, President and Chief Executive Officer, SaudiGulf Airlines stated that just after one year and two months of domestic operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, they found a niche in the international market to serve a destination with maximum traffic. “We decided to go international with Dubai as the first destination. With a double daily between Riyadh and Dubai, we plan to add more destinations to our portfolio. The airline has 16 First and Business Class incorporated with 120 Economy seats coupled with inflight entertainment and WiFi onboard,” Majali shared.
Nasir Jamal Khan, Chief Executive Officer, Al Naboodah Travel & Tourism stated, “The highest number of visitors to the UAE in terms of revenue comes from KSA. With nearly 15 flights per day, the demand is very high and more capacity is required.”
The flight’s departure from Riyadh will be at 07:50 hrs and arrival in Dubai at 10:55 hrs, with departure from Dubai at 12:10 and arrival in Riyadh at 13:05 hrs. The other flight timings will be 16:00 hrs departing Riyadh and reaching Dubai by 18:55 hrs, and departing Dubai at 20:55 hrs and reaching Riyadh by 21:50 hrs with a starting all-inclusive fare of AED 999

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