Arriving in Almaty

Take one of Etihad Airways’ flights to Almaty and discover a city of fountains and lakes. This city will surprise you with its modern character and natural landscapes that are so beautiful that they take your breath away.

Plan Your Almaty Holiday

Travel to Almaty and discover a world that for a long time remained hidden from the European traveller. In the Tengri Umai Gallery you'll find an amazing selection of Soviet and local artists’ work, in the Central State Museum you will learn the history of Kazakhstan, and in the exclusive Arasan Baths you will be able to balance your mind and body through either Turkish, Finnish, or Russian methods.

If you purchase tickets to Almaty during the summer, you can explore the stunning Trans-Ili Alatau on horseback and refresh yourself in Alpine Lakes. If you take advantage of the off-peak season flight deals to Almaty, you can see these same areas under a beautiful blanket of snow and also enjoy winter sports. As this country has not yet been exposed to international tourism, it will be relatively easy to find cheap hotels in Almaty, except in the month of September, which is the busiest month of the year.

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 Almaty? Consider Johor

Book your flights to Johor with Etihad Airways and witness the majesty of this modern city with an old-world atmosphere. Founded in 1855 as a small fishing village, Johor has experienced an extended period of exceptional growth and modernization since the late 1960s. An interesting fusion of archaic architecture and modern metropolis, Johor’s equally varied attractions will delight the adventurous traveller and family holiday-goer alike.

Plan Your Johor Holiday

Whatever your interest, finding a reason to travel to Johor is easy. History buffs will love the vast collection of elaborate temples and the Istana Besar royal palace. A plethora of local theme parks and zoos await holiday travellers with families. Do some shopping at historic Dataran Bandaraya City Square, or hike up to the gorgeous Pulai Waterfall.

Weather conditions are remarkably consistent, so there is no bad time to book your tickets to Johor. Unfortunately for bargain hunters, this also means there is no tourism off-season, so those looking for cheap hotels in Johor should book their hotel accommodation well in advance. Don’t forget to check the deals section of our website for all the best flight deals to Johor.

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