A new airline, Air Arabia, has been unveiled, promising “better service, better value and cheaper fares” after it took its first direct flights to the UAE.
The airline said on Monday that it would begin flying to the capital, Dubai, on Monday.
Dubai is one of the world’s busiest airports and is home to the World Heritage site of the Al-Udeid Museum, which houses a replica of the famous tomb of the Prophet Muhammad.
Its capital, the United Arab Emirates, is also home to a number of luxury hotels and an array of shops and restaurants.
The UAE’s economy is a net importer of goods, with its exports accounting for roughly three-quarters of the country’s GDP.
Air Arabia has a long-term plan to boost its domestic business by diversifying its business and adding new services.
In a blog post, the airline said it was launching an e-commerce platform, as well as a loyalty program and a number in-flight entertainment options.
“The future of the airline is Dubai,” said Air Arabia CEO Abdullah al-Shehri.
Aeros, the US-based company which runs Emirates, said it had launched a programme called Emirates Air Week to offer discounts to customers and give them early access to the airline.
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British Airways said on Friday it was opening its own airline, and its first flight to Dubai is scheduled for Monday.