Dubai’s low-cost carrier is expanding its network…

FlyDubai has added new destinations to its global network. From January 26, FlyDubai will launch flights to Doha, Qatar. Then, from May 2021, Malta and Salzburg, Austria, will join the FlyDubai network, and flights to Italian hotspots Naples and Catania will resume.

Flying from Dubai to Doha

From today, FlyDubai will be offering twice-daily flights to Doha, with prices starting at Dhs1,285 return. The flight takes one hour and 15 minutes each way.

FlyDubai’s expansion into Doha follows the reopening of the UAE-Qatar border, and the normalisation of relations between the UAE and Qatar. This was brought about by the signing of the Al Ula Statement earlier this month.

There are currently restrictions on who can enter Qatar. Entry is restricted to citizens of Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, permanent residents of Qatar, and the spouses, children and domestic workers of nationals of Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. You must present a negative PCR test (taken within 48 hours of departure), or take a PCR test on arrival. FlyDubai advises travellers to check the IATA website for the most up-to-date travel advice.

Flying from Dubai to Europe

Ahead of the summer months, FlyDubai is expanding its European network, and reinstating a number of key routes. Flights to Malta will begin on May 12, with four return flights each week. Fares start at Dhs2,205 return.

FlyDubai will resume flights to Catania, Sicily on May 12, followed by the resumption of flights to Naples, Italy, on May 13. There will be four flights a week to Catania, starting at Dhs2,205, and three flights a week to Naples, from Dhs2,305 return.

Another new addition to the global network is the Austrian city of Salzburg, with Dubai to Salzburg flights taking off from May 13.

In November, FlyDubai added Israel to its network, with twice-daily flights to Tel Aviv.

As international travel restrictions are changing regularly, be sure to check the entry requirements of your chosen destination and the FlyDubai Covid-19 information hub before booking.

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