Arriving in Colombo

Schedule your flights to Colombo with Etihad Airways and take a trip to a varied, multicultural city with an interesting history of different sovereign nations until Sri Lanka’s independence made it the financial centre of a new nation and it took on a personality of its own.

Plan Your Colombo Holiday

Travel to Colombo during the peak season of December to March if you want to be there for the best weather. It will be hot, but the lack of rain and humidity should make it pleasantly so rather than uncomfortable, and you should book your tickets to Colombo well in advance as this is the most popular time to visit the city. This is the best time for walking around the city and visiting museums and unique combinations of architecture from around the world. The fabulous elephant shows are also worth seeing.

Those looking for cheap hotels in Colombo may wish to consider a wetter holiday during the monsoon season when the city has far fewer local and international travellers. Whenever you are planning to travel be sure to check the popular Etihad Deals section for the best flight deals to Colombo all year round.

Flying from Saudi Arabia

Book your flights from Saudi Arabia to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and travel in multi award-winning luxury on the most advanced aircraft available.

Major Airports in Saudi Arabia

For travel from Riyadh, the major airport is King Khalid International Airport (RUH). This is a huge airport; it serves over 13 million passengers a year and has an attached VIP terminal.

When flying out of Dammam, the closest airport is King Fahd International Airport (DMM). This is the largest airport in terms of area in the world, though it serves a relatively small number of passengers by comparison.

Airport Transportation in Saudi Arabia

Taxis to King Khalid International Airport are available throughout the city. Authorised taxis carry the airport logo and it is compulsory that they have meters. There are no buses to the King Khalid International Airport, but it is possible to get shuttles to and from nearby hotels.

Buses to King Fahd International Airport travel from all nearby cities and the fares are reasonable. Taxis to King Fahd International Airport are also available and take about 60 minutes from the centre of Dammam. At present there is no train service to either of the airports.

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Interested in Colombo? Consider Gold Coast

It is now easier than ever to fly to the Gold Coast. All a person has to do is rely on Etihad Airways. From the time you book your flight until the pick up your bags, every step of the journey will be a pleasure.

Plan Your Holiday to the Gold Coast

Since the 1950s, the Gold Coast has been considered a favorite holiday playground for anyone who flies to Australia. The nation’s sixth biggest city is home to golden beaches, exciting theme parks, top of the line boutiques, deluxe spas, first-rate golf courses, award-winning restaurants, and colorful nightclubs. The Gold Coast is also home to a series of festivals every month. Visitors to the Gold Coast can feast their eyes on some of the most beautiful natural attractions on the planet by exploring a lush rainforest in a national park, or simply by whale-watching.

For those looking to have a little fun, you can enjoy some miniature golf, as well as a few wax museums once you fly to the Gold Coast. Visitors can also hop on an aqua-bus and go on a vivid tour of the city’s river and canals. In other words, you don’t even have to leave the city to get a taste of the Australian Outback. A tourist can also have a blast at any of the area’s theme parks, such as Dreamworld, Sea World, Movie World and Wet'n'Wild.

Any time of the year is ideal for booking flights to the Gold Coast. After all, tourism is the Number One industry in the region. In fact, there are more than 60 kilometers of sandy beach, 500 restaurants, 40 golf courses and five theme parks in the metropolis area. Just make sure that you book your flight to the Gold Coast in advance with Etihad Airways.

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