The Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU) has announced the opening of a direct flight from Paris to AlUla in Saudi Arabia.
This new air route provides a unique opportunity for French travelers and travelers from neighboring countries to be among the first explorers to visit the 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 30 to March 27.
“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 travelers, always keen to be the first to experience the new,” said Chief Destination Management and Marketing Officer Phillip Jones.
“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.”