Why wait until you’re lounging poolside at an all-inclusive resort to indulge? Skip the traffic and long lines by opting for an understated private jet experience to get to your destination in ease and luxury. To help you crisscross the globe in style – whether you decide to take off to a vibrant city or or a laid-back beach – we’ve rounded up five private jet services that run across the Middle East.
With direct routes from Saudi Arabia to the UK, UAE or Seychelles, Royal Jet – headquartered in Abu Dhabi – is the chicest way for globetrotters to travel in comfort. The award-winning charter offers fully tailored services designed around your needs, such as a private meeting room, a dining table set with a selection of canapés prepared by a personal chef, and your choice of films, music, and even fresh flowers.
Imagine the one-of-a-kind service of the luxury Four Seasons hotel at 30 000 feet in the air. Enter: The new Four Seasons Private Jet. The sleek, metallic black Boeing offers 52 lie-in Italian leather seats, free Wi-Fi, Bulgari toiletries, an iPad Air 2 – before the trip so you can load your favorite music and movies – and a private chef who can whip up a fresh lobster salad, salmon canapés, and fruit kebabs. Take a three-week jaunt across the globe to Marrakesh, Mumbai, or Paris and stay in the finest resorts the Four Seasons has to offer.
Operating across the Middle East and Europe, ExecuJet offers four main services, which include a basic charter flight and the ability to actually own an aircraft without the responsibility of its maintenance. The FBO service (short for Fixed Base Operations) is reserved only for the most loyal clients and takes the hassle out of flight planning, catering, long lines at customs, and transportation. All you have to do is book.
Private Jet Charter’s global jet service covers each continent and time zone across the globe. Whether you require a large jet for escaping to an idyllic far-away destination or a small aircraft for a quick weekend getaway, the transportation service has more than 50 000 luxurious aircrafts to ensure that you can crisscross the globe anywhere, anytime with ease.
JetSmarter’s flights offer regular routes between Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Jeddah, Riyadh and Kuwait. The service – financially backed by a Saudi Arabian royal family – is the in-air equivalent to Uber. And, it’s just as easy to use. All you have to do is download the app and search for a flight to your desired destination. An A-list favorite (fans include Kim Kardashian West, Emily Ratajkowski, and Victoria Beckham), you can opt for JetShuttle flights to join others on scheduled flights, or PrivateCharter, which allows you to fly solo (or round up a group of close friends) whenever and wherever you want.