Posted on: 21 October 2014 by Ross McSweeny
From 26 October, Air Arabia will begin operating twice-weekly direct flights between Sharjah International Airport and Al Jouf.
“Saudi Arabia is one of our fastest growing markets led by both tourism and business travellers,” explained Adel Ali, Air Arabia’s CEO. “With the non-stop connectivity offered by Air Arabia, cultural tourists and nature lovers will now have another fascinating destination to explore conveniently and cost-effectively. The new route will also contribute to enhanced trade and cultural relations between the UAE and Saudi Arabia.”
Al Jouf is home to historic sites such as the Ze’bel Fort, Omar bin Al-Khattab Mosque and Kaf Village.
Over 100 flights operate from Air Arabia’s Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah and Alexandria hubs each week to the airline’s 10 other destinations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including Abha, Dammam, Gassim, Hail, Hofuf, Jeddah, Medinah, Riyadh, Taif and Yanbu.