Flydubai begin flights to Dammam

Flydubai added to its expanding network this week with the announcement of new flights to Dammam, KSA. With the new route its 41st flydubai enters the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, the most important oil producing region in the world and of substantial commercial and economic significance to international trade.Flights will operate on a daily basis between Dubai’s Terminal 2 and Dammam’s King Fahd International Airport. flydubai now links the UAE to six major commercial, tourist industrial and political hubs in the Kingdom Riyadh, Jeddah, Gassim, Yanbu, Abha and Dammam.

Flydubai ceo, Ghaith Al Ghaith, said: I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the Saudi authorities. Thanks to their strong support, the UAE is now connected to six key cities in the Kingdom. Dubai and Dammam are two cities linked not just by language and culture but by growing economic ambitions. Our new route will not only provide travellers between cities with a quality and affordable option,  but will also foster greater cooperation in the realm of business and trade, reinforcing existing ties.”Almost 2,000 years old, Dammam attracts visitors for its historic and cultural attractions as well as its vast hydrocarbon reserves. The new route links Dubai to the Eastern Province, which welcomed an estimated six million visitors in 2009, from the local, regional and international markets. The third largest city in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it is also the headquarters of Saudi Aramco, the national oil company, and is responsible for almost 75 percent of the Kingdom’s oil-based economy. Dammam is considered a model city having developed its infrastructure and standard of living over the years and now boasts some of the best examples in hospitality, industry and urban planning in the region.

In recent years, Dammam along with other cities in the Eastern Province – Dhahran and Al Khobar has been working to build non-oil based facilities. It already has 40 tourism projects in the works and has established an industrial city that houses around 120 factories. Due to these developments, Dammam has grown into a centre of commerce and science. It is home to more than half a million people and attracts international experts, researchers, engineers, planners and developers on a regular basis.

No Comments

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.