Fly to Khartoum

Jet off on an African adventure when you book a flight to Khartoum. Whether you’re heading out on a business excursion or family holiday, this modern city provides a taste of what the diverse country of Sudan has to offer.

Planning a trip to Khartoum is easy with flydubai. Fly to the Sudanese capital from locations all over the globe, whether you’re departing from the Middle East, Europe or Central Asia. Both Economy and Business Class airfares are available, meaning you can choose whichever suits your budget.

We're always working towards making your experience with us enjoyable and efficient. More than 50 of our departure locations around the world boast online check-in facilities, helping you save time at the airport. No matter where you fly from, a member of our friendly team will always be able to check you in at one of our airport departure desks.

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Onboard our Boeing 737-800 aircraft, you’ll find your flight to Khartoum soon sails by. Your personal 12.1-inch touchscreen provides a variety of entertainment options, packed with everything from Hollywood blockbusters to the latest TV box sets. Our award-winning WiFi can also keep boredom at bay, allowing you to surf the internet and check on social media as you cruise towards North Africa. You can also buy duty free goods onboard our flights, with perfume, watches, jewellery and more to choose from.

If your flight to Khartoum is more than three hours, you can pre-order a delicious meal from our globally-inspired food. Our menu spans all corners of the planet, from a Goan-style fish curry to a tender chicken kiev. Hot wraps are also available to pre-order if your flight is between 90 minutes and 3 hours, including smoky BBQ chicken and spicy paneer. A collection of snacks and refreshments are always up for grabs throughout your flight, no matter the duration.

Things to do

Visit Al Kabir Mosque


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Be dazzled by the beauty of the capital’s Great Mosque. The impressive red stone building is one of Khartoum’s major landmarks and is worth a visit while you explore the city centre.

Sail down the Nile


The White Nile and Blue Nile meet in Khartoum, to create the longest river in the world. Cruise along the famous waters by boat or try one of the river’s floating restaurants for a dining experience with incredible views.

Explore history in the desert

Did you know that Sudan is home to more pyramids than its Egyptian neighbor? Escape Khartoum for the day and discover the impressive Meroë Pyramids. Nearly 200 ancient pyramids are clustered along the banks of the Nile - a spectacular sight to behold.

A guide to Khartoum

Follow the White Nile north to its confluence with the Blue Nile and you’ll find yourself in the heart of Khartoum. The sprawling Sudanese capital may be home to a modern skyline, but it has a unique blend of Arab and African culture at its soul. No matter if you’re in Khartoum for business or leisure, you’ll find that the city’s most unique trait is its people – you’re unlikely to experience hospitality like it anywhere else in the world.

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Dive into Sudan’s history


Visit the National Museum of Sudan to explore a breathtaking treasure trove of artefacts. Home to the largest collection of historical glassware, pottery and figurines in the country, you’ll have a lot to take in. Once you’ve discovered the indoor exhibits, venture out into the museum’s gardens to see the Egyptian temples of Buhen and Semna up close. Petrol heads need to pay The Palace Museum a visit, where an impressive collection of antique luxury cards used by Sudanese and British dignitaries take pride of place. Other mementos can be found in the church-cum-museum, which is has a majesty all of its own.

Soak up jaw-dropping nature


Enjoy the pleasures of the great outdoors, at the city’s Botanical Gardens. Walk among the lush tropical plants and enjoy a picnic in amongst the gorgeous greenery. Head to Dinder National Park to experience a further 2,500 square miles of natural beauty. Spot lions, giraffes, leopards, antelopes, and a vast array of exotic birds as you trek through the expansive reserve. Sail out to Tuti Island in the middle of the Blue Nile and explore Khartoum’s postcard-perfect beaches. The views of the waters from here are simply stunning, but for the best vistas of the Nile confluence, take a stroll along White Nile Bridge.

Explore the city’s vibrant markets

Pick up souvenirs at Souk Omdurman, one of the oldest and most traditional markets in the city. Haggle over handmade jewellery, leather goods, spices and Sudanese art – but if it’s gold you seek, head to Souq Arabi. Shopping lovers will be overjoyed at Afra Mall, which has an intriguing selection of places to get a retail fix, as well as movies theatres, a bowling hall, and food court.

Get stuck into local culture

One thing you must do while in Khartoum, is watch an incredible Sufi ritual. A local troupe of whirling dervishes perform colourful dances at Hamed el-Nil Tomb every Friday, and the atmosphere is electric. A trip to the city wouldn’t be complete without a taste of Sudanese cuisine. Street vendors all over the capital serve up the famous local dish, fuul - a delicious broad bean stew.

Useful information

Visa

It’s important to check with your embassy about what visa documentation you’ll need to enter Sudan before you fly.

Currency

While you’re in Khartoum you’ll use the Sudanese Pound (SDG). Frequently used notes include: 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20.

Language

Arabic and English are the official national languages of Sudan.

Weather

Conditions in Khartoum are predominantly hot all year round. Temperatures are known to soar to 45°C throughout April to June, only dropping to average lows of 17°C from January to February.

Getting around

There are plenty of taxis in Khartoum, making it one of the easiest ways to travel around the city. Car hire is also available if you want to explore the capital and beyond.

Airport information

Flydubai operates out of Khartoum International Airport (KRT), located just 4km from the city centre.

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