SAUDI ARABIA

RCU launches direct flights from Paris to AlUla

January 26, 2022
Hegra.
Hegra.



ALULA – The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) announced the opening of a direct flight from Paris to AlUla.

This new air route provides a unique opportunity for French travellers and travellers from neighbouring countries to be among the first explorers to visit this extraordinary region.

Arguably the biggest archaeological program in the world at the moment, the globally significant heritage destination also offers stunning nature and cultural experiences in exceptional landscapes.

Among them, the UNESCO World heritage site of Hegra, the second city of the great Nabataean Kingdom of Petra in Jordan, several archaeological sites dating back to the 1st millennium BC and a 25 km long lush oasis stretching in the middle of desert mountains and rock formations.

The direct flight will depart from CDG airport every Sunday from January 30th to March 27th. This new flight will be inaugurated on Thursday.

Phillip Jones, Chief Destination Management and Marketing Officer said: “This is indeed an historic moment for AlUla and an important step forward in our ambitions to share our piece of history and our stunning destination with the world. We know that the French are intrepid travellers, always keen to be the first to experience the new.”

“We are excited to welcome the first European direct flight to AlUla and hope that many Europeans will take the opportunity to visit our heritage sites and perhaps take in some of our winter events as the flights will run till March 27.”

The winter events season is in full swing in AlUla with four major festivals on offer until the end of March 2022 under the events banner of AlUla Moments. Winter at Tantora, AlUla Arts, AlUla Skies and AlUla Wellness. Flagship events include musical concerts at Maraya with international and regional performers on the bill; equestrian events include The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Endurance Cup 2022, January 29, and the Richard Mille AlUla Desert Polo on February 11 – 12. In arts, the second edition of Desert X AlUla, the site responsive outdoor art exhibition starts on February 11. – SG


January 26, 2022
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