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Updated 10 June 2022

As is well-known, the Hajj pilgrimage is one of the five pillars of Islam. In addition to this Ibāda (the act of worship), there is also the Umrah or the “minor Hajj,” which similarly necessitates Muslims to make their way to Saudi Arabia to complete a set of rituals. Every year, millions of pilgrims come to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, including the ones from UAE.

Below, we have gathered all the flight information for UAE pilgrims who wish to perform Umrah in a near future.

Flights from UAE to Saudi Arabia

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*All prices and schedules are for flights in June 2022; they are accurate at the time of writing. Also, please note that there is currently a ban for travellers holding visit visas from entering Saudi Arabia through the airports located in Jeddah, Madinah, Yanbu and Taif. The temporary ban may affect flight routes and schedules to affected airports.

Emirates

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Riyadh: Up to 3 direct flights available every day of the week. Roundtrip ticket rates start at AED 2,177
  • Dubai to Dammam: Up to direct flights available every day of the week. Roundtrip ticket rates start at AED 1,326

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight time 

Direct flights operated by Emirates are scheduled to take 2 to 3 hours to reach Saudi Arabia from UAE. Connecting flights could take up to 9 to 11 hours in accordance with the layover periods.

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Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways offers both direct and connecting flights from Dubai and Abu Dhabi to Jeddah with one layover at Riyadh International Airport and at Abu Dhabi International Airport for routes from Dubai.

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight schedule and rates

  • Abu Dhabi to Riyadh: Multiple direct flights available every week. Roundtrip tickets start at AED 1,135
  • Abu Dhabi to Dammam: Multiple direct flights available every week. Roundtrip tickets start at AED 1,233

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight time 

Direct flights operated by Etihad Airways are scheduled to take 2 hours and 40 minutes to reach Saudi Arabia from UAE. Connecting flights could take up to 6 and 24 hours in accordance with the layover periods.

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Flydubai

Flydubai offers one route from Dubai to Riyadh with one direct flight.

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Riyadh: Multiple direct flights available every week. Roundtrip tickets start at AED 1,431

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight time 

Direct flights operated by Flydubai are scheduled to take 3 hours and 5 minutes to reach Saudi Arabia from UAE.

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Saudia

Saudia offers several routes from UAE to Riyadh with both direct and connecting flights.

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Riyadh: Multiple direct flights and 2 connecting flights available every week. Roundtrip tickets start at AED 1,339
  • Abu Dhabi to Riyadh: A direct flight and up to 4 connecting flights available every week. Roundtrip tickets start at AED 1,371

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight time 

Direct flights operated by Saudia are scheduled to take 2 hours to reach Saudi Arabia from UAE. Connecting flights could take up to 6 hours in accordance with the layover periods.

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Flynas Air

Flynas Air offers several routes from UAE to Jeddah with both direct and connecting flights with one layover at Riyadh International Airport.

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight schedule and rates

  • Dubai to Riyadh: Up to 2-3 direct flights and multiple connecting flights available every week. Roundtrip tickets start at AED 1,068

UAE to Saudi Arabia flight time 

Direct flights operated by Flynas are scheduled to take 2 hours and 50 minutes to reach Saudi Arabia from UAE. Connecting flights could take up to 7 hours and 45 minutes in accordance with the layover periods.

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Can UAE travellers fly to Saudi Arabia for Umrah?

Yes, UAE residents are allowed to travel to Saudi Arabia for Umrah. Saudi Arabia is currently issuing permits to foreign pilgrims wishing to perform the Umrah, including the ones from UAE.

The Saudi government has also introduced the Umrah e-visa, which allows pilgrims to apply for the Umrah visa themselves as opposed to travel agents or tour operators. The new facility enables pilgrims to obtain the Umrah e-visa in just 24 hours and book their own flights and accommodations.

Additionally, the Saudi government has also eased most COVID-related restrictions for international arrivals from essentially all countries including:

  • pilgrims are no longer needed to present a PCR test upon arrival
  • pilgrims no longer need to present proof of vaccination when issuing Umrah permits.
  • unvaccinated pilgrims can perform Umrah as long as they are not infected with COVID-19 or in contact with people who are infected with COVID-19.
  • children aged 5 and above can apply for an Umrah permit and pray at the Holy Rawdah.

However, travellers arriving on visit visas (including Umrah pilgrims) must have medical insurance to cover any COVID-19 related treatment costs during their stay.

What are the requirements of Umrah 2022?

There are two main requirements for people looking to perform the Umrah: an Umrah visa and permit.

The Ministry of Hajj and Umrah has announced the launch of an electronic service to apply for an Umrah visa for individual Umrah pilgrims from outside Saudi Arabia.

Pilgrims from America, Europe, and Australia can also register electronically for this year’s Hajj season via https://www.motawif.com.sa/home/en-sa. Applicants must ensure that they fulfil all the necessary conditions, including being fully vaccinated against coronavirus, under 65 years (i.e., born after 1-7-1957 A) and can present a pre-departure negative PCR test result.

In the article below, we have listed all the requirements and steps to obtain both requirements for UAE pilgrims. Check it out for more details. 

Umrah 2022 Guide For Pilgrims From UAE