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 Lahore

Book your flights to Lahore with Etihad Airways and enjoy the streets teeming with a rich history and inspiring culture of this ancient capital of Pakistan.

Plan Your Lahore Holiday

An ancient city with incredible history, Lahore is a filled with spectacular attractions. The most visited sites are the various Mughal structures dating back hundreds of years. These include the Lahore Fort, Shalimar Gardens, the walled city and the Chauburji Gate. All magnificent examples of this city’s storied past. Lahore is home to numerous festivals throughout the year including the Basant Festival and its cavalcade of flying colours. Held every year in February, the Basant Festival includes an internationally famous kite flying competition and many people travel to Lahore for the event. It is highly recommended that you book your tickets to Lahore as early as possible if coming in February.

The prime time for tourist travel to this city is in the spring from February to April and then again in the autumn from mid September to mid November. Cheap hotels in Lahore can be found between July and the first part of September during the rainy season. Flight deals to Lahore can easily be found in the Deals section of the Etihad website.

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