Get Going with flydubai

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 — Whether you're flying for business or leisure, and if it's within a five-hour flight of Dubai, flydubai has the perfect destination for you.

Looking for a chic city break? Then head to Beirut, the Paris of the Middle East for just AED 997. Or perhaps you're looking for something a little more off the beaten track? Dubai's innovative low-cost airline is not just about tried and tested destinations; it also has flights to a number of up-and-coming cities, perfect for those looking for adventure.

With flights to more than 45 destinations across 29 countries in the Middle East, Africa, Subcontinent, CIS and Central and Eastern Europe, there's somewhere new to explore every week of the year.

Here, flydubai rounds up the best of the best, whether you're travelling for business or want a quick escape from the rat race.

Top 3 Business Destinations

Doha, Qatar

The Qatari capital and an important sea port, Doha exudes an atmosphere of dynamism, making it the perfect destination for energetic visitors. Spend days discovering the city's sights or escape the crowds and use Doha as your base for further adventures in Qatar.

Frequency: 55 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 575

Kuwait City, Kuwait

Its ever-growing capital, Kuwait City, is a cultural playground for holidaymakers and business travellers alike. From archaeological treasures to modern shopping malls, and from scuba diving to fine dining, Kuwait is an oasis of enjoyment.

Frequency: 42 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 600

Muscat, Oman

Visiting Muscat is like stepping into a chapter from the 1001 Arabian Nights. All the buildings - old and new - have been built in the region's traditional style, with domes, arched windows and intricate mosaics around every corner

Frequency: 22 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 472

Top 3 Leisure Destinations

Beirut, Lebanon

Once renowned as the "Paris of the East", the city of Beirut has emerged from tough times as a thriving capital that boasts superb food, excellent shopping, striking colonial buildings and glistening sea views from almost all angles.

Frequency: 14 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 997

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Street bazaars, malls, temples and colonial Dutch, Portuguese and British buildings jostle for space in this colourful capital, all evidence of its vibrant mix of cultures and bustling atmosphere.

Frequency: 7 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 1067

Kathmandu, Nepal

Bustling alleyways teem with street vendors, rickshaws and Buddhist monks as they wind their way around the magnificent temples, palaces and squares of Kathmandu. Spend a week getting to know this captivating city or stop off on your way to Mount Everest.

Frequency: 7 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 1254

Top 3 Off Beat Destinations

Baku, Azerbaijan

On the western shores of the Caspian Sea, Baku is the largest city in Caucasus and it's developing at a rapid pace. Explore the old, the new and everything in between - and learn a bit about Azeri culture and cuisine along the way.

Frequency: 5 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 1042

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Explore the rich history and diversity of this sprawling capital. At the base of the Entoto Mountains, you'll find an eclectic mix of new and old - and a city that's as cosmopolitan as they come.

Frequency: 3 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 1410

Tbilisi, Georgia

Nestling in a valley between the North and South Caucus mountain ranges and with a fascinating old town full of narrow streets, sulphur bath houses and distinctive carved wooden balconies, Georgia's capital has been attracting visitors for centuries.

Frequency: 3 flights every week

Lowest Return Fare:  AED 999

flydubai's fares include everything a person needs to travel - i.e. the price of the seat, all taxes and 7kg of hand baggage - with everything else, such as checked baggage, seats with extra legroom, refreshments and in-flight entertainment offered as optional extras, putting passengers in control of how much they choose to spend.

Flights can be purchased from flydubai's website (, its call centre (+971 4231 1000), flydubai Travel Shops and through travel partners.