Flydubai resumes flights to Ashgabat
A Dubai airline has resumed direct flights to the capital of Turkmenistan.
Dubai airline flydubai has resumed scheduled flights from Dubai to Ashgabat, which were suspended in spring 2020 due to restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under the permits issued, the airline will operate direct scheduled flights from Dubai to Ashgabat on Mondays and Thursdays, while flights from Ashgabat to Dubai will be operated on Tuesdays and Fridays. Flights are operated by Boeing 737 MAX.
The cost of tickets in economy class from Ashgabat to Dubai is US$ 328.40, in the opposite direction – US$ 331.90.
Since May 30, 2022 “Turkmenistan Airlines” has also resumed regular flights to Dubai (flights are operated on Mondays and Wednesdays) and in December 2022 – regular flights to the capital of the UAE – Abu Dhabi (on Fridays).
Tourists arriving in the United Arab Emirates do not need to present a certificate of vaccination or negative results of PCR-test to board the flight. At the same time, passengers traveling with a stopover in the UAE must follow the requirements of their final destinations.
On May 1, 2020 the capital of Turkmenistan, Ashgabat joined the World Federation of Tourist Cities. To date, three major sites of historical and architectural significance – Kunyaurgench, Merv and Nisa – are included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Each of them represents great cultural and scientific value.
Turkmenistan has been recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records several times. Particularly, the country for the first time was registered in the Guinness Book of Records for the biggest hand-made carpet in the world with area of 301 sq. m. Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, was recognized the world’s most white marble city.
The list of world records also includes other sights of the Turkmen capital such as the world’s tallest flagpole in front of the State Museum of Turkmenistan, the fountain and sculpture complex “Oguz Khan and Sons” at the entrance to Ashgabat International Airport, Ashgabat International Airport, the huge Oguz Khan star of the “Turkmenistan” Broadcasting Center and the Ferris wheel of Ashgabat Cultural and Entertainment Center “Älem”.