Saudi Arabian Airlines operating as Saudia was founded in year 1945 When U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt presented a Douglas DC-3 as a gift to King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud. It is a fully owned government agency under the control of the Ministry of Defense, with TWA running the airline under a management contract. This airline is the national flag carrier of Saudi Arabia and its main operational base is situated at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED). It also has other hubs which are Riyadh-King Khalid International Airport (RUH), and Dammam-King Fahd International Airport (DMM). It is the member of Arab Air Carriers Organization and SkyTeam. It joined the Sky Team airline alliance on May 29, 2012. This airline also has won various awards in aviation industry such as the Silver MENA Travel, Yahoo Middle East Online Award for best regional online marketing and Quality Cube Award from Lufthansa, Silver Plate from Royal Brunei Airlines for On Time Performance and Diamond Award from On Board Services Magazine, among others.
The capital of Sudan, Khartoum is located at the meeting point of the White Nile and the Blue Nile, lending this place a unique natural character. The place where these two rivers meet to form the Nile River is known as Al-Mogran. The city is practically divided by these rivers into three distinct parts - Khartoum, Bahri and Omdurman. On a Khartoum trip, travellers can discover the old-world charm of the Khartoum region, shop in the traditional souqs of Omdurman and go to Bahri to explore its modern attractions. Travellers can go for a walk on the Nile Street and behold the sight of the impressive Presidential Palace and Al-Fateh Tower, shaped like an egg. They can go for a picnic in the Al-Mogran Family Park or discover the cultural treasures of this place at the Sudan National Museum. Souq Arabi and Souq Omdurman, famous for handicrafts and other local offerings, are must-visits during a trip to Khartoum. This city stands apart as an unusual destination, boasting of a rare cultural appeal and an interesting natural setting. MakeMyTrip offers Khartoum tour package to make a visit to this place a pleasant experience for travellers.