Traveling Inside Saudi Arabia – Saudia B787 and LCC Flyadeal

Traveling Inside Saudi Arabia – Saudia B787 and LCC Flyadeal

(upbeat music) – So today we are back at
Riyadh Airport terminal five. Taking my first Saudi
domestic flight to Jeddah on a Saudi Airline Dreamliner. Let’s go. (upbeat music) Wow, this is very new, this terminal. (upbeat music) This is actually what I want,
I can choose my own seat. I’m sitting right now at 6A. (upbeat music) We just got a really good
opportunity from Riyadh Airport they’re taking us on the
ramp and onto the runway. I’m going inside this mobile command post. – This is the runway. – Oh, which runway? This is the one five
left three three right. – This is one one five three three left. We are facing now one five. It’s 4,305 metres. – It’s very cool experience. They got a clearance from tower runway closed for two, three minutes. So we can drive past the
runway down to the end. The thing is we’re
running down the runway, the only thing is we’re in a car. We couldn’t take off. (beeping sound) Yeah, so here, you can see a massive line
of Saudi triple seven 200, parking here, under the maintenance and storage programme here. Have any of you flown on
Saudi triple seven 200? They’ve been a hard work horse for Saudia for last 20 years. (upbeat music) Behind me is the private
aviation terminal. Saudi Arabia is very famous,
well-known to be rich and lots and lots of private
jets here on the ramp. (upbeat music) (plane engines roaring) Totally lucked out today. The very special livery
Saudia with the formula E, and as the E go in front the
triple seven 300 special colour is going taxiing to take
off to London Heathrow. (plane engine roaring) That is a jackpot of plane
spotting, special colour, one of a kind. (plane engine roaring) (plane engine roaring) (plane engine roaring) (upbeat music) They started lunch here in
the lounge at 12:00 p.m. So they brought all the food fresh and I’m so glad I’m the
first one to dig in the food. (upbeat music) I was actually quite surprised you can do really good plane
spotting through the window. Very clear window in
terminal 5 at Riyadh here. See all the heavy aeroplanes
parked on the apron here? (upbeat music) – As you know Saudi Arabia’s getting more, having more touristic people. They are coming to check and see. It’s amazing Saudi Arabia Airline. – Exactly, like me. I’m one of them. Take care. It’s incredible I got all the attention. Every eye is looking at me. And they see what I’m
doing plane spotting, taking pictures. I think they are not used to it. And then like, they are
not used to see tourist. Things are really changing. I have to be honest, I was a bit scared. And then I see lots of
people with long beard, black covered and everything. But then, when you meet them, they’re actually just
like another human being, very very nice people actually. They all welcome you and then the hospitality is excellent so far. (upbeat music) So looks like our flight
is not from airbridge. Looks like we’re gonna
board from remote stand. Which, you can see the Dreamliner. But it also looks like lots
of people going to Umrah right behind me. So we’re using remote stand. I can understand it’s really
hard under the intense heat. You know think about the summer, this is not ideal to board a
way on the stair in the summer. It’s beautiful to see
the aeroplane though. Hi, there. Thank you. – I’m the supervisor. (upbeat music) – Welcome onboard the
Saudi 787-9 Dreamliner. On flight today to Jeddah our flight time is going
to be 1 hour and 20 minutes at an altitude of 40,000 feet. My first officer today is Naeev Filinbar. – Filinbar It’s FM00 – Thank you very much. If you come to Saudi
Arabia, be prepared to drink the arabic coffee and dates. Cheers. (upbeat music) – Clear start right left engines Start right engine. – Starting right engine. (air traffic controller
talking over radio) – Okay, brakes set, we
have two good starts. Connect and give me hand signal
right-hand side, buh bye. (air traffic control chatter) (upbeat music) Massive airport here while
we are taxiing out to Riyadh. The separation between two
runways is kilometres of miles. (upbeat music) – Prepare for take off. Ready? – Yes, sir. – Take off Check thrust. – [Co-Pilot] Thrust is set. – Check Gear up, please. Autopilot (upbeat music) – I want to share with you guys
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sand than Saudi Arabia, really. (upbeat music) Orange juice, thank you. – And beverages, and
we have tea and coffee and sandwich and muffin. – Can I have a look at
sandwich you are giving? Is this the sandwich? – Yeah, that’s sandwich. – Yeah, it looks nice, I’m
feeling hungry. Yeah, good. But domestic flight, no lunch,
no dinner? Just sandwich. – Sandwich, yes. – Baked salmon with vegetable. (upbeat music) – An hour and 20 minutes flight,
a full tray and a hot meal in business class, also sandwich,
muffin, drinks in economy. It’s still pretty impressive. In this part of the world, the service hospitality is wonderful. The customers are demanding as well. If you look at Europe US, you will see much less on
an hour flight like this. (upbeat music) Wow! This is very big. – Yeah, this is the prayer area. This is the pray area. – The passenger can use the pray area. Huge galley here in the back of a 787. You’re going to Umrah? – Yeah – Yeah? You’re from India? – Yeah, I’m from India. – I was your subscriber since then. – Now you’re in my video. You can watch yourself in the video. – Thank you. (gentle piano music) (plane engines) (plane squeaking) (upbeat music) – Looks like we’re going to
use the bridge to disembark and you see the new terminal
while we’re taxiing, but however the Jeddah Riyadh shuttle, they’re still using the old terminal. I just arrived at the old
domestic terminal at Jeddah. In a month this is gonna be goodbye, they’re gonna move to the new terminal. (upbeat music) For after the airport tour, we
just come back to the hotel, we want to see the Corniche
before the sun sets. This is really interesting, the middle is actually
a pedestrian walkway and there’s two sides of road and you see the skyscraper behind. (upbeat music) (ethereal music) So, good morning. Today, I’m with Ms. Abeer, she’s a Jeddah tour guide with me. And this is The Sea Mosque. – Yes, and welcome. Beautiful floating mosque, where everyone, Muslim, nonmuslim can
enter and enjoy the view. – Men has to be at the
front, ladies at the back. It could be in the same. It depends how– – But separate sections. – Separate section that’s it. (jazzy synth music) So here we can see beautiful
decoration of the mosque. As you can see on the pillars. These, we call it (foreign language), it usually originated from Syria. It’s handmade and here
up you have the ladies, where they can pray at
the same time with men. (jazzy synth music) The mosque in Saudi Arabia
welcome all the people from all religion, except
in Mecca and Medina and there is always this beautiful feeling of relaxation, of peace. Exactly the same when entering
a church or a synagogue. (jazzy synth music) – It’s beautiful here, beautiful to see. There’s a Muslim from China
that I met at the Mosque here. They road all the way from
Riyadh to Makkah to Medina. They’re on about a 12 days
bike journey here so far. (jazzy synth music) – So, I stand here, we’re in
the historic area of Jeddah. A beautiful UNESCO heritage
registered in 2014. – Right, let’s go have a look. (Arabian music) First American Embassy, Saudi Arabian. – Yes, 1947. The embassies moved later on to Riyadh. And it has a unique colour
with a beautiful door. There are no two doors identical
in the historical area. Each door is different. (Arabian music) And here you have our Bentley. – This is the Bentley of Jeddah. There are still people living inside. – Yes – So, this feels like a living museum. – True – You know, different doors
like you said earlier, and then I can see air conditioner inside. Wow, People living in
legacy houses like this. This is all antique. – This is one of the reason that the UNESCO accepted the registration, that there are people
still live in the houses. – You gotta preserve these
houses because pieces of history. – The blue one, we believe
that people were fisherman, connected to the sea. The green one for the Arabs, is the symbol of peace and prosperity. All the cities on the Red Sea
are built with coral stones. And this one we call it (foreign language) it comes from the word (foreign language) because it looks like a comb. – In the west you would think
this is a very touristy area, just to catch the tourists, but here I’ve seen a few tourists, but then lots of residents
still living here. And then what I really enjoy about here is all these little alleyways and you can look through
the beautiful windows and lots and lots of legacy buildings. (loud laugh) Men sitting room, okay. I remember when I was very young my mother has a box like this and lollies inside, wow. – [Abeer] Once the chocolate finish, it becomes a sewing box. – That’s right, exactly. I’m Shikh Sammy – [Man] Filinban – Filinban (Arabian music) (laughing) – Look at his comb over here. – This is the oldest
minaret in all Jeddah, it’s 803 years old. – So, now let’s have a
quick tour of old Jeddah. (uptempo music) (foreign language) (mosque prayers in background) Well, as you can hear in the background, you can hear all the 34 mosques doing their evening prayer here. Listen to this. (uptempo music) The sun just faded and
the colour is amazing. Look at the whole city. Boy! I really enjoyed my stay in Jeddah and tomorrow, we’re looking
forward to go to Abha. (uptempo music) (airport chatter) (electronic music) Good morning, from Jeddah,
just got out of south terminal boarding the bus to fly today to Abha. On Flyadeal, a low-cost
airline in Saudi Arabia. – [Man] It’s not going to
be first class, I tell you. (man laughing) – Oh, no, you pay for
what you get, you know? (plane engine roaring loudly) (uplifting music) That’s why I’m hoping the
new terminal opens soon, so everybody can board on the jet bridge. – Morning, nice to see you. – [Sam] Morning. – Welcome – Hi, welcome aboard, my
name is Captain Badizadeh, I’m flying today with
my first officer, Rakha. And we’re flying to Abha for today, we will be flying at flight level 2-5-0, speed of 320 knots, weather is nice, and expecting lovely weather to Abha. Flying to Abha, alternate 0-4-1-0-3, call extend 2-5-0 livery. Abha expecting runway 1-3 We will be pushing back to face south, uniform 3-4 left departure, regular report, no special logged or dangers, good for tonight. All comm I repeat checked, weather checked for departure destination alternate. – Fuel quantity? – 8,114 (drowned out by engines) (pilots running checks) (announcement in foreign language) – Six On the right (upbeat music) (flight attendant in foreign language) – Today, I’m flying to Abha. Which is the south of Jeddah. An hour flight on Flayadeal,
a low-cost airline. I’ve heard the locals airline might not be very well
accepted in Saudi Arabia, cause everyone wants
premium or extra legroom. But, however, Flyadeal
seems doing really well, their flights are very very full, 80, 90% full on this flight, and then now they have 11,
A320 flying in the kingdom. (upbeat music) It was a nice day, Flyadeal. Very uneventful flight,
just landed at Abha. (upbeat music) Very strange, everywhere I go,
I found something aviation. Looks like a Saudia 747-300
landed on top of a hill there. – (foreign language), we go
there, (foreign language) (upbeat music) (wind blowing) – I just reached the mountaintop. Who would have thought Saudi
Arabia has something like tall mountains, green
mountains instead of just sand? (upbeat music) – No one can open the
bag, just the leader. – Only the leader open the
bag and the ring leader. (upbeat music) – (foreign language) – Whoa, this man has a
gun, or not a gun sorry. You have a mobile phone, not a gun, but he has a knife. – (foreign language) – The rice is very tasty because the fats has
emersed into the rice. So, this is real Saudi food, I guess. This is what really people in Saudi eat. (chanting in foreign language) (laughing) (flute playing) You know times are really changing here, two female, especially
one Saudi female vlogger I just met together here. What’s your name? – My name is Nara. – What’s your channel name? – It’s A-M-O-N, ugh (laughs) – And then there’s Eve from Poland. – We’ve been driving from
Riyadh all the way here. – And the last two nights
we camped in the desert. – You guys did the hard
way, we flew the Dreamliner. – Oh! (laughs) – All right guys, check out their vlogs. It will be a different experience. Nara, you’re doing a couch serving. – We’ve been doing it around
the world, my husband and I, since 2015 and we literally couldn’t wait for tourism to kick here, in Saudi Arabia so we can host people. And show people how we live actually. We’re not super rich, we don’t have an oil tank
underneath our house. (laughs) – That’s what people think, every Saudi has two wells underneath. – There’s a lot of people
coming, you remember Genny, he came in with a lot of
misconceptions about Saudis. Like, you shouldn’t look
straight to a woman. You shouldn’t shake her hand. – He couldn’t use his left hand. – Yeah, he was like, I’m not
supposed to use my left hand, because I read that it’s dirty. I was like, it depends
if you wash it or not. (all laugh loudly) So that’s the thing, there is a lot of misconceptions
about us, as Saudi. Like, leaving the politics aside, and that’s what our mission is just like to break every stereotype about
Saudi couple, Saudi women. I’m a fully independent married woman, I lead my own business and my own team. And we live a normal life like any other couples
that live around the world. – It’s amazing, as I would
only tell my viewers, seeing is believing. That is why people love to explore, to see the experience first-hand themself instead of listen to the
stereotype story from the media. My advice to travellers who
want to visit Saudi Arabia is the same as any other country, keep an open mind and
you will go a long way. I must say I’m very privileged to be among the first wave of
tourists to see the country just opened not long ago. This has been a great discovery trip that went much better than I expected. I saw a diverse society that
is embracing rapid changes. I think there are great potentials beyond the oil wells in Saudi Arabia. Thanks for watching my vlog and following my personal
experience there. (calm music) (bell chime) (bubble pop)

100 thoughts on “Traveling Inside Saudi Arabia – Saudia B787 and LCC Flyadeal

  1. I know we are different but I never realized how “ scary “ we are to the rest of the world . Long beard and women covered is a norm to us I don’t know why it’s a big deal we don’t bite!

  2. Welcome to the cradle of humanity

    Saudi religious, cultural and tourism guide

    Saudi Arabia has the oldest rock writings in the world.

    The country where the Holy Quran was revealed, born, lived and died, the best of mankind, the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

    The most important Saudi cities: Riyadh. Jeddah, Dammam City ، Makkah, Madinah, Hail, Qassim, Madinah, Jouf, Baha, Najran, Jizan, Al Jouf

    The most important natural cities: Taif. Abha . alnamas, balgorashi, Faifa.

    :For fans of clean beaches diving and watching the reef

    In the city of Yanbu and the city of Haqal (Tiran Islands)،City of Umluj, and FARASAN ISLAND

    The most important projects in the Saudi tourism: Niom / Red Sea Islands project, Amala project, Qudiyah, visions of Mecca, visions of Medina, Royal Commission in Mada'in SalehSaudi Arabia has a Vision 2030 to change dependence on oil as a major source of state treasury

    The Importance of Saudi Arabia: The presence of the most sacred cities of Muslims Mecca and Medina

    + the most important oil exporter, its presence in the heart of the world + Arab and Islamic depth

    Headquarters of the Muslim World League and the headquarters of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

    The headquarters of the Islamic Alliance to Combat Terrorism

    Islamic Bank Headquarters ، Of the largest sovereign funds in the world

    Among the most important heritage buildings: Madain Saleh, Shuaib Caves in Midian ، Thi Ain Village ، Historical Diriyah

    Rijal Alma historical heritage ، Jeddah Balad Historical buildings ،Al Ghat Heritage Village ، Ushaiqar Heritage Village ، Palace of Qishla in Hail

    Khuzam Palace ، Shubra palace ، King Abdulaziz Historical Center National Museum Riyadh ، Al Moger Palace

    Of the most important skyscrapers

    The World End in Riyadh, Jeddah Tower,King Abdullah Financial Center، Mecca Tower, Kingdom Tower, King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, Towers Kudai ، Jeddah Fountain,

    The Kingdom is famous for its many festivals such as:

    There are many festivals in Saudi Arabia, such as: Rose Festival in Taif, Camel Festival in Riyadh, Camel Racing Festival in Taif, Jasmine Villa Festival in Jizan, Mango Festival in Jizan, Janadriyah Festival in Riyadh, Okaz Market Festival in Taif City

    Harid fishing festival in Forsan Islands, coffee festival in Dair Bani Malik, olive festival in Jouf, date festival in Qassim

    Tourism festivals: Tantura Festival in Al-Ula, Entertainment Festival in Riyadh, Jeddah Summer Festival, Abha Festival, Taif Festival

    Religion: Saudi Arabia is a fully Muslim people and they are descendants of the Arab tribes who accompanied the Prophet and his friends and invaded with him to spread Islam.

    Islam is the closest religion to Christianity and is the only religion that believes in the miracle of the Virgin Mary's birth with Christianity

    To understand Islamic philosophy :


    Islam is the closest religion to Christianity

    Al – Quran, which talked about the story of the family of Mary and the story of Mary and the story of the miracle of the table of Jesus

    Explanation of the Book of Tawheed

    Imam Muhammad Abdul Wahab

    One of the most important cultural programs about Saudi Arabia

    In the footsteps of the Arabs

    Some programs to understand Islamic philosophy

    Medina mosque from inside

    The Grand Mosque in Mecca from inside

    Folk dances in Saudi Arabia

    The most famous readers of the Koran are Saudis Sheikh Muhammad Al-Luhaidan Sheikh Nasser Al-Qatami

    Channels to understand Islamic philosophy

    One of the most important books for non-Muslims to understand Islam

    Musliam christian Dialogue By H.M.BAAGIL,M.D





    There is no religion or Wahhabi thought in Saudi Arabia. This name was launched by the Ottoman Empire after the revolution of Imam Muhammad bin Saud to restore the Arabs to the monotheism brought by the message of the Prophet Muhammad.

    صوت الآذان – The sound of the call to prayer in Saudi Arabia

    I hope this will help you understand the Arab and Islamic culture. Thank you

  3. Very cool to see how open they are to let you film everything – on other airlines they'd be : put that away.. for your own security… (go figure)

  4. They should really stop throwing plastic, directly into nature! And even with animals around… Shows how these type of people think.

  5. Had to stop watching this video sorry when an unskippable advert came on. Anything more than 5 seconds I refuse to watch

  6. ملبسينه عمامة هندية والصور الي وراه ناس لابسين شمغ عربية !!! يحاولون طمس هوية الحجاز بالقوة 15:09

  7. Hey Sam,
    I love watching your videos as I also saw you are discovering things its a special request please come to Pakistan it would be a pleasure

  8. he Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has become very, very developed, and its people are among the best, generous people, educated people, and conscious of many luxurious restaurants, fancy cars, and very luxurious homes. I advise whoever does not visit this country to visit it, your outlook on it will change a lot.

  9. I like your videos. Question: why do you always nod your head in every video when speaking to a female flight attendant or being served with food?

  10. How much did they pay you to go show people how friendly Saudi Arabia is? No offence to the Saudi people but your filthy government is trying to cover all the killing and terrible things they do with this crap of a freedom they claim.
    And it's sad to see people supporting this injustice

  11. Well I don’t know much about the U.S but still it was inappropriate to compare between the service in Saudi airlines and the “whole Europe” and US. I’ve flown in Air France once and they do deliver sandwiches and drinks for shorts flights less than 2 hours and also not every Middle East airline or more specifically gulf airline does the same so the comparison wasn’t right.

  12. Advice from a lover of goodness

    The truth is,

    Our Lord and Lord of all human beings sent many apostles to earth and in every civilization comes a messenger prophesying people the way of truth and the way that is directed to heaven and escape from hell.
    And A safe lifestyle that is compatible with all human behaviors and that makes them at peace.

    And every messenger has a miracle.

    During the reign of Moses, sorcery and magic spread, and the Lord gave Moses more powerful miracles than magic

    And it is a stick that throws it, and it shall be a snake by the command of the Lord, and shall overcome all magic

    During the reign of Jesus, medicine spread and the Lord gave a miracle to Jesus and gave him the ability to revive the dead and anoint on the blind and see.

    And every time there comes from corrupting religion and governing without the rule of our Lord and change in the law of the Lord, or abound intellectual misguidance and abound lusts and others and then

     Spoil religion. Then our Lord sends a messenger renewing the religion that spoiled

    During the reign of Muhammad, rhetoric, eloquence, poetry and Arabic literature abounded.

     Ignorance in religion and disobedience of the Lord increased in people.

    The Lord sent the eloquent Koran by Jibril to Muhammad, the clearest book on earth that guides people to the last religion.

    Did you know that his message is compatible with what is happening now

    I will give you what Muhammad said 1400 years ago (إن من أعلام الساعة وأشراطها أن يكتفي الرجال بالرجال والنساء بالنساء .)
    This means that one of the signs of Judgment Day is that it becomes males with males and females with females "homosexuality"
    Read the Koran
    Try and you will not regret and discover
    the new

  13. before watching this video..i thought Saudi Arabia was just all desert…but those beautiful Mountains…..Wow……Breathtaking….

  14. Omg you visited jeddah i wanted to meet you.. ? I watch most of your videos.. I am so happy you got the best shots of saudia arabia.. I am from Pakistan but i live and work in jeddah.

  15. Sam, perhaps this your chance……life is temporary and here after is permanent. Guidance comes Creator. Since you have open heart ❤️, please look into this as what is purpose of mankind. May Allah make it happen for you.. i.e True path 🙂

  16. I have bad experience in Saudi Arabia. I had traveled in 2015 from the United States ?? for Hajj. Whenever I speak in English most of the people didn't help especially the police.

  17. Sam Chui is an incredible person! I love his reviews! I'm trying to start up a flight review channel right now, so if you pity me subscribe to Time to Fly! I do mainly economy reviews, including some of the worst ULCCs ?

  18. I don't understand the Jeddah Airport how crowded it is and tiny the departure lounge is as compared to the waiting crowd…

  19. You don’t have to be scared because of the traditions. Every nation has their own clothings, style of living. A frequent traveler like you shouldn’t not be as surprised or scared. Trust me Saudi Arabia is one of the safest countries in the whole planet ?

  20. Realy true. Time is changing. I was surprised to see the saudi's lady that you met in abha who didn't wear any hijab. I do realy happy whe she said that se is a couchsurfing member since i'm the member of that platform also. Hahaha…. Hope someday it would be easier for indonesian like me to enter this country. Last may 2019 i visited this country to perform umrah but i'm feeling a little bit disappointed because i couldn't explore this country more than the three cities. Thanks for the video. Keep it up!

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