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 Hobart

Book flights to Hobart with Etihad Airways and prepare to experience nature, art, architecture and much more on a grand scale.

Plan Your Hobart Holiday

Overlooked by the magnificent Mt. Wellington and with the graceful Derwent River flowing through its heart, Hobart is truly a city to behold. Its coastline beckons those who love to fish and the numerous book shops call out to those who love to read. Summer festivals bring colour and life to the city while winter brings the cosy fire hearth to life and a chance to appreciate the wonderful architecture of the city. A plethora of wildlife to see, trekking, mountain climbing, cycling, yachting and much more make Hobart an exciting place to visit.

Tourist attractions ensure year round travel to Hobart and the growing popularity of Tasmania as a tourist destination means flight tickets to Hobart are in great demand. Booking in advance is recommended and Etihad Airways offer great flight deals to Hobart. There is no shortage of accommodation in the city and, with some research, you can find some good, cheap hotels in Hobart leaving you with a greater budget to explore the city and take in all it has to offer.

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