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We're flying to the Holy city of Medina

31 October 2021, 01:40 PM


We’re pleased to announce that we will be flying to the holy city of Medina from 27 November 2021.


Medina will be served three times weekly from Abu Dhabi using a modern two-class Airbus A321.


Fatma Al Mehairi, Vice President Sales UAE at Etihad Airways, said: “We look forward to reconnecting Abu Dhabi with Medina, a city of enormous historic and religious significance for Muslims around the world. Our flights will support the growing demand for religious travel and strengthen the existing air links between the UAE and Saudi Arabia, a key travel market for Etihad Airways.”


The service has been timed to provide religious, leisure and business travellers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia with convenient flight options as well as connect seamlessly to major cities in the Indian Subcontinent and Asia for those travelling to and from Medina through Abu Dhabi.


The country’s two Holy Mosques in Medina and Mecca are allowing full-capacity attendance for worshippers who are fully vaccinated following an easing of restrictions earlier in October 2021.


Medina will be Etihad’s fourth destination in Saudi Arabia after Dammam, Jeddah and Riyadh.


Guests flying to Medina are not required to quarantine if they are fully vaccinated and have either received: two doses of Pfizer, Oxford AstraZeneca, Moderna, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson - or two doses of Sinopharm or Sinovac plus one dose of Pfizer, Oxford AstraZeneca or Moderna.


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