Skyscanner’s tip and tricks for the Saudi traveler

Mauritius is one of the top destinations with the biggest drop in average flight prices over the last year.
Updated 21 January 2019

Skyscanner’s tip and tricks for the Saudi traveler

Travel search site and app Skyscanner has compiled data out of Saudi Arabia from the past year to list together the best tips and tricks that will help the Saudi traveler make smart choices in holiday bookings in 2019.

Fly on a Thursday 

Over the last year, Skyscanner flight data has shown that the cheapest day of the week to fly out of Saudi Arabia is a Thursday, with Saturday being the most expensive. Travelers could save on average 10 percent by switching from a Saturday departure day to a Thursday departure day. Skyscanner’s Month View search tool can help to find the cheapest flights for their destination.

Book flights on a Tuesday

Skyscanner data shows that Tuesdays tend to be the best day to jump online to book a cheap flight, whereas Wednesdays tend to be the most expensive day to book a flight. The jump between the two is not huge though — only 1.5 percent.

Avoid the rush

Friday Aug. 16 was the busiest day for outbound flights from Saudi Ara bia in 2018 and typically Friday is the busiest day for travel, whereas Monday is the quietest.

Best value destinations

Cairo and Istanbul led the way for most popular destinations from Saudi Arabia in 2018. The top destinations with the biggest drop in average flight prices over the last year include: Mauritius, Bucharest, Vancouver, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Goa, Ankara, Jizan, Bengaluru, Tbilisi and Varanasi.

Consider a nearby airport

Travelers from Saudi Arabia should also consider flying out of a different airport nearby to save money. Travelers just need to click on “add nearby airports” when creating a search on Skyscanner and see if a short drive, bus or train journey could save them money.

The Arab Media Forum kicks off end of March

Updated 19 February 2019

The Arab Media Forum kicks off end of March

  • The two-day conference attracts more than 3,000 attendees
  • Annual Arab Journalism Award will be highlight of the event

DUBAI: Dubai Press Club (DPC) will hold the 18th edition of its annual Arab Media Forum on March 27-28 at the Dubai World Center, the group announced on Tuesday.

The two-day event aims to align the vision of regional media with the aspirations of the people through dialogues about the challenges faced by the industry, the DPA statement added. More than 3,000 media practitioners and luminaries in and outside the region are expected to attend the forum.

“The forum serves as a lab of creative ideas, constructive views and approaches aimed at promoting our Arab media and confirming its role as an effective source of positive development,” Mona Ghanem Al-Marri, President of DPC and Chairperson of the AMF Organizing Committee, said.

The annual media gathering is highlighted by the Arab Journalism Award, which is given out on the last day of the event.