You can now book World Cup shuttle flights with Air Arabia and flydubai
Match day “shuttle flights” are available from Dhs948 return…
Football fans, take note: you can now book shuttle flights from Sharjah and Dubai to Doha for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
During the World Cup, being hosted in Doha from November 21 to December 18, 2022, 30 return flights per day will take off from Dubai for Doha with flydubai, while Air Arabia will put on 14 daily flights between Sharjah and Doha in addition to their thrice daily services. The so called “shuttle flights” are now available to book via flydubai.com and airarabia.com. With flydubai, return fares are priced from Dhs948 for economy and Dhs3,665 for business, while you can expect to pay Dhs1,100 for a return flight with Air Arabia.
Return Match Day shuttle flights with flydubai include a hand baggage allowance, a snack on board and complimentary ground transportation between the airport in Doha and the stadiums. The Air Arabia flights come with a 10kg carry-on baggage allowance.
Passengers are advised to arrive in Doha at least fours before match kick-off time. To guarantee entry into Qatar, passengers are advised to register for their Hayya card (Fan ID) in advance of their flight, as this will be required for travel on all Match Day Shuttle flights.
Though not quite to the extent of flydubai, Qatar Airways has also unveiled plans to increase services from Abu Dhabi to Doha during the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The airline will operate three flights per day between the two capital cities from July 10, boosting the airline’s flight frequency to 21 weekly flights to Abu Dhabi and a 56 flights to the UAE.
For those travelling from the wider Middle East, Qatar Airways announced last week that strategic partnerships with regional airlines will also see daily return “shuttle” flights offered from Doha to Muscat, Riyadh, Jeddah and Kuwait City, reports Bloomberg. A total of 24 daily return flights will be operated by Oman Air to Muscat; Saudi will fly 20 rotational flights to Riyadh and Jeddah; while Kuwait Airways will connect Doha to Kuwait City with 10 daily return flights.