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Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, is a global city with a population of almost 7.3 million. A traditionally conservative city, Riyadh offers a wide range of family activities, such as appetizing dining options, family entertainment, and shopping experiences. Riyadh is known for its historical sites, and lofty and impressive architecture. The city has a host of attractions to explore which include the Antiquities Museum, Masmak Fortress, Clock Tower, Sky Bridge, Al Faisaliah Tower, National Museum, Owais Souq, Water Tower, Kingdom Centre, and Al Thumairi Gate among others.
About the Riyadh airport
35 km to the north of Riyadh city centre, King Khalid International Airport is the second biggest airport in Saudi Arabia which opened in 1983. It spans over an area of about 315.65 sq.km, making it one of the world’s largest airports. Three of the four main passenger terminals, each with 8 aerobridges, handle both international and domestic passengers. Terminals 1 and 2 are for international flights whereas Terminal 5 is for domestic flights only. The Royal terminal, equipped with a helipad, caters to the Royal family and official government guests of the Kingdom. A grand mosque, with a capacity of 5000 worshipers, lies at the centre of the passenger terminals.
IATA code: RUH.
Riyadh International Airport addressKing Khalid International Airport,
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Phone: +966 9200 02016 / Fax: +966 (0)1 221 1637
Istanbul, the economic, cultural, and economic centre of Turkey, is divided by the Bosphorus Strait. This city is a global city and one of the fastest growing economies in the world. It retains its rich culture and traditions, attracting travellers from all the corners of the world. The city is home to beautiful mosques, basilicas, cathedrals, and ancient bazaars with charming architecture. The Galata Tower is a medieval stone tower, called as the Tower of Christ in Latin, gives an amazing panoramic view of the city. The famous church turned mosque- Hagia Sophia is a classic example of Byzantine architecture and the most cherished attraction of Istanbul. Places such as Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, Basilica Cistern, Suleymaniye Mosque, Rahmi M Koç Museum, and Yedikule Fortress are the essence of the city and are must to visit.
About the Istanbul International Airport
Istanbul Ataturk Airport is located 24 km west of the city centre in Yesilkoy and is the biggest international airport in Turkey. This international airport is the main hub for Turkish Airlines. Having served more than 60 million passengers in 2015, Ataturk Airport is the 11th busiest airport in the world, in terms of total traffic, and the 3rd busiest airport in Europe, after London Heathrow (LHR) and Paris Charles De Gaulle (CDG). It has two passenger terminals: T1 serves domestic carriers and T2 serves international carriers.
IATA code: IST
Istanbul International Airport address
Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Phone: +90 212 463 30 00
What is the frequency of Riyadh to Istanbul flights
Saudia flies direct flights to Istanbul and other airlines such as Pegasus, Air Arabia, flynas, Qatar Airways, Etihad, Egypt Air, Kuwait Airways, Middle East Airlines, and Turkish Airlines also fly to Istanbul. The first flight of the day is at 00:30 and the last flight of the day is at 23:30. The average flight time from Riyadh to Istanbul is approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.