Friday, 10 May 2019

Air Arabia to start flights between Sharjah and Tunis

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Air Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa’s first and largest low-cost carrier announced earlier this week the launch of a direct flight from Sharjah to Tunis, Tunisia’s capital city starting July 4, 2019.

The new flight will operate three times a week; on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The flights depart Sharjah International Airport at 15:30 hours local time arriving at Carthage International Airport in Tunis at 19:05 hours local time. The return flights depart Carthage International Airport in Tunis at 20:05 hours arriving in Sharjah at 05:05 hours local time.

Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer, Air Arabia, said: “We are pleased to add Tunis to our growing destination network from Sharjah offering a new and affordable travel option to visit the country. Tunisia is culture-rich destination with a great appeal for tourism and we look forward to the start of this service that will significantly add to the convenience of residents in both UAE and Tunisia”.

Known for its golden beaches, sunny weather and affordable luxuries, Tunisia offers its visitors a great mix of attractions spreading from its cosmopolitan capital city Tunis to the ancient ruins of Carthage and its coastal resorts.

Air Arabia currently serves Tunisia from its hub in Morocco with direct flights connecting Casablanca and Tunis. Air Arabia now serves over 170 international and domestic routes from its hubs in the UAE, Morocco and Egypt.

Where to stay in Tunis

Hotel Belvedere Fourati

The Hotel Belvedere Fourati, is a 4-star hotel located near the "Belvedere Park" just  10 minutes from Tunis-Carthage International Airport and the Medina of Tunis. The hotel has a nice terrace on its eight floor the offers lovely views. 

The hotel is modern with elegant furniture and is great for both business and leisure stays. The rooms have air conditioning, wireless Internet, a working table, hair dryer, phone, satellite TV,
mini-bar, safety box and tea making facilities. 

Le Corail Suites Hotel

An ideal place for both short and long stays, the Corail Suites Hotel is located in the heart of the business district of the Berges du Lac II of the capital, 5 minutes from Tunis-Carthage international airport, 10 Minutes from the city centre, 2 minutes from the Park of Exhibition of the Kram and few steps from several embassies and financial institutions, The Corail Suites Offers all the necessary amenities for extended stays in Tunis as rooms have a kitchen area or kitchenette, refrigerators, microwaves, cookers and kettles.

Movenpick Hotel Du Lac Tunis

Movenpick Hotel du Lac Tunis is situated near Tunis Lake in the heart of Tunis’s Les Berges du Lac district, close to many embassies and multi-national companies. Our five-star hotel is only 10 minutes from Tunis-Carthage International Airport (TUN) and 15 minutes from downtown Tunis. The hotel has a lakeside terrace, explore hearty buffets and indulge in an authentic gourmet kitchen atelier experience. Unwind at S Per Aqua's magnificent spa facilities, relaxation pool, sauna, hydro baths and gym. The superior rooms have stylish interior designs, with king or twin beds,  individually controlled room automation system, laptop safe, a large work desk,  free high-speed Internet, 49" Smart HDTV with screen mirroring, universal and USB plugs.  The bathroom is equipped with separate bathtub and rainfall shower, fluffy 630-gram towels, hairdryer, make-up mirror, and a full-length mirror.

More information, reviews and ways to book can be found here. 

Sheraton Tunis Hotel

The hotel enjoys a good location in the central business and diplomatic quarter of Tunis, with an all-encompassing view of the Tunisian capital. Each one of the 285 rooms has a balcony with a view over the city or the gardens. There are three restaurants and two bars -the elegant ‘Walima’ restaurant serves both unique and typical Tunisian specialities according to the finest local tradition and boasts an outstanding local wine list, the ‘Azzurro’ restaurant serves an authentic Italian cuisine accompanied by the enchanting music of a live band, and the all-day dining ‘L’Oliveraie’ features a delicious buffet of Mediterranean and International dishes as well as ‘A la Carte’ menu.  In the evening the Club Lounge offers cocktail and hors-d’oeuvres service in the private club lounge located on the 5th floor. The wellness centre of the hotel ‘The Garden Spa’ offers a wide selection of treatments. All of these are complemented by a modernized and well-equipped fitness room, gymnasium, sauna, hammam, indoor pool with aqua gym, Jacuzzi as well as an outdoor swimming pool.

More information, reviews and ways to book can be found here.

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