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Tourism in Iraq: what you need to know

Find here all the information you need to plan your stay in Iraq. We have targeted the best activities to do on site, retained hotels and quality accommodation, and gathered valuable information about local transport. In practical terms we have several maps to help you find your way.

Where to stay in Iraq

The accommodation offer consists mainly of higher category hotels and their perceived quality is overall . in Iraq from one hotel to another there are important differences : be careful also because the prices displayed because some establishments do not correspond to the prices normally practiced in Iraq.

The 5-star hotels in Iraq

If you read this paragraph it is that you are looking above all for a luxury hotel. Indeed in Iraq you will have to be very careful in your choice. Here are some recommendations for choosing a very good luxury hotel.

In Iraq and in the immediate surroundings there is an important offer of 5-star hotels. Not always easy to pick the good ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in Iraq

A trip in Iraq without having a 4-star hotel or more? No way. Then you have to be careful when booking : some establishments are not that great. Keep in mind that sometimes a small 3-star cozy hotel can be better than a poor 4-star hotel. To help you choose, read the following information carefully.

You make good choice if you book at Erbil View Hotel (one of the best option in Erbil), at Canyon Hotel Erbil (a very good and nice establishment ) or at Copthorne Hotel Baranan.

3-star hotels in Iraq

Good options are: Merci Hotel Erbil (one of the best choices in Erbil), at Fareeq Hotel (a more than correct establishment) or Madera Hotel.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in Iraq? The best place to stay in Iraq is at Grand Millennium Sulaimani in As Sulaymānīyah.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in Iraq? The best 4 stars hotel in Iraq is the Erbil View Hotel in Erbil.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in Iraq? The best 3 stars hotel in Iraq is the Merci Hotel Erbil in Erbil.

What is the best hotel with spa in Iraq? The best hotel with spa in Iraq is the Ankawa Royal Hotel & Spa in Erbil.

What is the best resort hotel in Iraq? The best resort hotel in Iraq is the Korek Mountain Resort in Erbil.

How to get to Iraq

Going to Iraq by plane

Baghdad International Airport : the airport has 609 flights per week. It is served by 8 airlines that offer 18 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Cairo : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Delhi : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Copenhagen : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Mumbai : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Greater Manchester : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Berlin : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Baghdad International Airport : London

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Baghdad International Airport :

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Transmeridian Air Cargo and Turkish Airlines
  • Dubai : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Ankara : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Antalya : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Fiji

Low cost airlines to Baghdad International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Turkish Airlines and Air Fiji

Erbil International Airport : the airport has 217 flights per week. It is served by 9 airlines that offer 12 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Cairo : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Vienna : flights operated by Austrian Airlines
  • Frankfurt : flights operated by Iraqi Airways and Lufthansa
  • Düsseldorf : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Berlin : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Copenhagen : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • London : flights operated by Iraqi Airways

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Erbil International Airport :

  • Istanbul : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Turkish Airlines and Transmeridian Air Cargo
  • Dubai : flights operated by Flydubai and Iraqi Airways
  • Ankara : flights operated by Iraqi Airways and Air Fiji
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways

Low cost airlines to Erbil International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Flydubai and Iraqi Airways
  • Ankara : flights operated by Iraqi Airways and Air Fiji
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Air Fiji

Basra International Airport : the airport has 126 flights per week. It is served by 5 airlines that offer 7 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Delhi : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Cairo : flights operated by Iraqi Airways
  • Copenhagen : flights operated by Iraqi Airways

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Basra International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Emirates and Flydubai
  • Istanbul : flights operated by Iraqi Airways and Turkish Airlines
  • Qatar : flights operated by Qatar Airways

Low cost airlines to Basra International Airport :

  • Dubai : flights operated by Iraqi Airways, Emirates and Flydubai

What to do in Iraq

But we could not summarize in Iraq at these three sites: go also to Taq-I Kisra, Mosul Museum, Ennigaldi-Nanna'S Museum, Rixos Al Rasheed Baghdad Hotel, Baghdadi Museum, Ishtar Sheraton Hotel and Al-Faw Palace.

Museums in Iraq

During your stay in Iraq, do not forget to visit some museums: Babylon, Nineveh and Ur.

Baghdadi Museum, Basrah Museum, Sulaymaniyah Museum, Abdel Karim Kassem Museum and Iraqi Post Museum are also worth visiting.

Archeological sites in Iraq

In Iraq do not miss the cultural visits such as Babylon, Nineveh and Ur.

Taq-I Kisra may also interest you.

Localisation of Iraq on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of Iraq ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of Iraq ©OpenStreetMap contributors

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