Flying from Mattala to Riyadh with flydubai


flydubai provides up to eight flights every week from Mattala to Riyadh, guaranteeing comfort and convenience as you journey towards the exciting Saudi Arabian city.

Choose Business Class to add some luxury to your travel plans. From speedy progress through check-in and security to Italian leather seats up in the sky, you’ll experience a completely exclusive service as soon as you set foot in the airport.

Economy Class is great for travellers on a budget, and we don’t compromise on the quality of our offering. Step onboard our Boeing 737-800 aircraft and find a spacious cabin, ergonomically designed seats and your own entertainment device awaiting your arrival.

As you settle in on your journey to Riyadh, why not enjoy some delicious food as you cruise to your destination? With an array of dishes inspired by cuisines from our wide range of destinations, you’re sure to find something tasty to eat. If you’d prefer something small, our onboard menu is packed with tasty treats, light bites and beverages for you to enjoy.

Mattala to Riyadh

  • Choose from up to eight flights every week to Riyadh from Mattala
  • The first leg of your journey will take you over India, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Oman before touching down in Dubai. From Dubai you will fly over the Arabian Gulf before landing in Riyadh
  • You flight will last between 15 hours and 27 hours and 25 minutes

Your journey


You will embark on your journey to Riyadh at the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (HRI). Situated 15km from the city of Hambantota, you can get to the airport easily. Book a private transfer or take a taxi for a quick journey to HRI. Alternatively, you can drive yourself and park up in one of the many spaces available.

When you arrive at HRI you can head to one of our check-in desks where a member of the flydubai team will be happy to welcome you. We also offer kiosks where you can check in yourself, and online check-in if you want to get things sorted before you arrive.

Once you’re checked in, make your way through to the departure lounge. Use this time to relax before you board and explore the shops and restaurants available at HRI.

When you leave Mattala you’ll head to Dubai International Airport (DXB). You can use your time at DXB to take in all that this award-winning airport has to offer. Browse the wide selection of shops for your retail therapy fix, or simply enjoy a delicious meal when you discover the range of restaurants available.

When you touch down in Riyadh at King Khalid International Airport (RUH) you’ll find yourself just 35km from the city. To get right to the heart of Riyadh, you will need to organise a private transfer or catch a taxi from the stands outside the terminal building. Alternatively, you can discover Riyadh and beyond when you hire a car with flydubai.

Discover Riyadh


No visit to Saudi Arabia would be complete without stopping at the flourishing capital. Riyadh is an exciting metropolis which sees a fusion of historic Arabia and the modern Middle East. Get your fix of awe-inspiring futuristic architecture with a visit to Al-Faisaliah Tower. Once you’ve taken in the contemporary, delve into Saudi Arabian heritage and explore an authentic souk. With everything from gold, to carpets and perfumes up for grabs, the Souq Al Thumairi is definitely worth a visit.

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