The Emirates story started in 1985 when we launched operations with just two aircraft. Our net profit for 2015 was a record of $1,9 billion, up 56% from the same period last year. We expanded our network to 153 points on six continents, and our fleet to 251 aircrafts. Last year we carried a record of 51.9 million passengers! We inspire travellers around the world with our growing network of worldwide destinations, industry leading inflight entertainment, regionally inspired cuisine and world-class service. This programme is ideally marketed to travellers wishing to travel at the utmost levels of comfort and convenience, for either business, leisure ventures, including travel to Makkah/Mecca.
The vast majority of tourism in the Kingdom revolves around pilgrimages to Mecca, with more than 10 million travellers visiting Islam’s holy city each year. Yet the world’s largest exporter of oil and one of the richest countries on the planet is trying to change that fact and encourage travellers to stay for longer. Most visitors will need to acquire a visa for flights to Saudi Arabia, although this requirement doesn’t apply to citizens of certain countries including Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Oman and Qatar.
For more information, please visit Emirates Saudi Arabia Destinations