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Fly to Yanbu
Located on the Red Sea, Yanbu is one of Saudi Arabia’s most important and oldest seaports. It’s also popular with expatriates who live in the city to work on oil refineries and in petrochemical plants. However its biggest draw is the lush greenery that inhabits the city. Book cheap flights to Yanbu now with flynas.
Yanbu is known for its coral reefs which tourists flock to for snorkelling and diving. There are also parks – Huzam Al-Akhdar and Fairous Gardens – which cover over 70,000 square metres and are filled with trees, flowers and areas for families to relax and for children to play.
Head to the industrial area of Yanbu for shopping.
Eating out in Yanbu
Downtown Yanbu caters mostly to the locals as well Europeans so there are restaurants serving traditional food as well as some international restaurants. The industrial area of Yanbu has more international restaurants as well as cafes and supermarkets.
Many of Yanbu’s starred hotels are located along the waterfront, which provides easy access for watersports. There are also a variety of 3- to 5-star hotels available.
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Transport to and from Yanbu Airport
flynas arrives into Yanbu Airport, Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdul Aziz Airport, which is located just 26 minutes from the city centre. Once you’re on the ground the best modes of transport are taxis and cars for hire. The city itself is divided into three villages, which are 15 minutes drives apart, so it’s recommended that tourists hire a car.
Metered taxis are readily available and cost around SR60 from the airport to the city ($16).
Weather in Yanbu
The weather is Yanbu is seemingly more consistent throughout the year than in other Saudi Arabian cities. The area enjoys highs of 26 in January and 38 in August but there is little to no rainfall all year around.
Events in Yanbu
Attracting well over one million visitors every year, Yanbu hosts the biggest flower festival in the region (March).