Emirates added a fourth daily flight to Riyadh. Picture: Emirates.

Emirates added a fourth daily flight to Riyadh. The addition of the fourth daily service will take the total number of weekly Emirates flights serving Riyadh to 28.

Adil Al Ghaith, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations, Gulf, Middle East & Iran said Emirates’ expanded schedule to Riyadh will offer more travel options and choice for business travellers and families who are looking to visit Dubai.

“There are strong passenger flows between Riyadh and Dubai so enhancing our services makes business sense, and further underscores Riyadh’s importance within our global network,” he said.

The fourth daily flight will be serviced by the Boeing 777-300ER in a three-class configuration.  Emirates flight EK813 will depart Dubai at 3pm arriving in Riyadh at 3.50pm. The return flight, EK814 will depart Riyadh at 5.50pm and will arrive in Dubai at 8.40pm.  The late afternoon departure offers an additional option for travellers, complementing the existing morning and evening flights.

Dubai’s attractiveness as a destination for Saudi travellers continues to be strong and in 2017 more than 1.5 million Saudis visited the city, according to data published by Dubai Tourism.  Dubai offers an extensive array of leisure and family activities catering to every taste, in addition to hotels for all budgets.