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Qatar Airways Launches Direct Bi-Weekly Flights from Doha to AlUla
Qatar Airways to Start Direct Flights from Doha to AlUla to Boost Saudi Arabia_s Tourism Capacity

Qatar Airways has now started operating direct bi-weekly flights from Doha to AlUla in Saudi Arabia following the expansion of the AlUla International Airport with a new terminal, boosting its capacity to serve up to six million passengers annually.

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This enchanting oasis of AIUIa in Saudi Arabia is now more accessible for travelers, thanks to the bi-weekly flights that began on October 29. The flights are scheduled for Fridays and Sundays, departing from Doha’s Hamad International Airport (DOH) and landing at AlUla International Airport (ULH).

Gateway for Tourists

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The Royal Commission for AlUla has expressed enthusiasm for the new Qatar Airways flights, stating, “As part of our goals to enhance AlUla’s connectivity with various international and regional destinations, we welcome Qatar Airways flights. They serve both as a key gateway for tourists traveling from all over the world and as an important logistics hub for north-west Arabia.”

A Significant Milestone

Image Credit Royal Commission of AlUla

The introduction of direct flights from Doha to AlUla is a significant milestone, especially considering the recent news about the expansion of AlUla International Airport. The airport will launch a new terminal, Terminal 2, which will increase its capacity to six million passengers annually.

Welcoming a Multitude of Direct Flights

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For those residing or visiting Saudi Arabia, multiple direct flights to AlUla are available from major cities, including Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam.

Riyadh’s King Khalid International Airport offers flights to AlUla via airlines such as Flynas and Saudia. From King Fahd International Airport in Dammam to King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, you can also secure direct flights to AlUla.

Discover the Charm of AlUla

AlUla is not just a destination; it’s an experience. The town, located northwest of Saudi Arabia, is a treasure trove of arts, culture, heritage, and sports. With more flights to AlUla, travelers now have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the diverse offerings of this popular tourist destination.

Maraya

Image Credit Royal Commission of AlUla

Meaning ‘mirror’ or ‘reflection’ in Arabic, Maraya is a stunning piece of art set in the desert canyon of Ashar Valley. Designed to blend into the surrounding landscape, it rises from the sand like a mirage. 

The state-of-the-art structure is covered in 9,740 mirrored panels reflecting AlUla’s beauty and, according to Guinness World Records, making it the largest mirrored building in the world.

Richard Mille Alula Desert Polo

Image Credit Royal Commission of AlUla

The world’s first modern polo tournament is a one-of-a-kind desert sand pitch, attracting noteworthy polo players and celebrity audiences from the region and around the globe, allowing you to experience luxury hospitality in a lively entertainment setting.

Moreover, throughout the year, AlUla hosts various events, including the AlUla Arts Festival, Winter at Tanatora, and numerous other exciting activities listed on the AlUla events calendar. The town also has several UNESCO World Heritage sites like Hegra. 

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