Cheap flights from Saudi Arabia
Flights from Saudi Arabia
The country of Saudi Arabia, or officially the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is known as the largest Arab state within Western Asia based solely on the land it occupies. Covering a total area of around 2.2 million square kilometres or 830,000 square miles, the country is home to 30.7 million inhabitants as of 2014. The country can be divided into 13 regions, with the provinces of Al Jawf, Tabuk, Ha’il, Al Madinah, Northern Borders, and more, with cities such as Riyadh, Jeddah, Mecca, Medina, and Al-Ahsa, to name a few. To be understood in Saudi Arabia, the official language is Arabic, although there are three main regional variants spoken, namely Hejazi Arabic, Najdi Arabic, and Gulf Arabic.
Where to go
When within the country of Saudi Arabia, some of the attractions scattered throughout the entire country include Mada'in Saleh, Quba Mosque, Masjid al-Qiblatain, Al-Masjid an-Nabawi, Mount Uhud, Masjid al-Haram, and more. Mada'in Saleh is a pre-Islamic archaeological site that was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2008. Also referred to as Al-Hijr or Hegra, which features four necropolis areas namely Jabal al-Mahjar, Qasr al walad, Area C, and Jabal al-Khuraymat. The site also features 131 monumental rock-cut tombs, along with 2,000 non-monumental burial sites, among others.
Fly out of Saudi Arabia via King Khalid International Airport and reach Mumbai, India; Munich, Germany; and Istanbul, Turkey with short-haul flights that last approximately three to five hours. Travelling to Munich, some of the destinations and attractions that should not be missed include Marienplatz, Nymphenburg Palace, Englischer Garten, Deutsches Museum, Allianz Arena, Neuschwanstein Castle, along with Alte Pinakothek, and Rathaus-Glockenspiel, to name a few. Also goes by Deutsches Museum or Das Deutsche Museum, The Deutsches Museum, or German Museum, is considered to be the largest science and technology museum in the world. The museum is currently home to approximately 28,000 exhibited pieces from 50 science and technology fields, and receives around 1.5 million visitors annually.
From King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, one can reach long-haul destinations such as Seoul, South Korea; Paris, France; and Singapore with approximately seven to ten hour flights. When flying to Singapore, expect attractions such as Singapore Zoo, Singapore Flyer, Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Jurong Bird Park, and Night Safari Singapore, to name a few. Singapore’s Jurong Bird Park is a well-visited landscaped park within Singapore’s Jurong Hill. The tourist attraction can be found within the Boon Lay Planning Area of the Jurong district, occupies approximately 20.2 hectares or 50 acres of land and is home to an estimated 5,000 animals of around 380 species in total. The park features exhibits such as African Waterfall Aviary, Dinosaur Descendants, Southeast Asian Birds Aviary, and Penguin Coast, among others. Additionally, Jurong Bird Park also has shows namely High Flyers Show, Kings of the Skies Show, and Lunch with the Parrots.
How to get out
King Khalid International Airport is considered as the main international airport of Saudi Arabia. Located at 24.957778 latitude and 46.698889 longitude, approximately 35 kilometres or 22 miles to the north of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the airport handles flights to and from Athens, Sharjah, Alexandria, Lahore, Paris, Delhi, Dhaka, London, Hong Kong, Manila, Cairo, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Amman, Islamabad, and more. To reach these destinations, fly via airlines such as Aegean Airlines, Air Arabia, Air Arabia Egypt, Airblue, Air Cairo, Air France, Air India, Biman Bangladesh Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, EgyptAir, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Etihad Airways, flydubai, Flynas, Gulf Air, Jet Airways, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways, Oman Air, Pakistan International Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qatar Airways, Royal Air Maroc, Royal Jordanian, Saudia, Shaheen Air, Srilankan Airlines, Sudan Airways, Syrian Air, Turkish Airlines, and more.
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