Arriving in Basrah

Book your flights to Basra with Etihad Airways and get ready to discover a mythical land where legend and fantasy go hand in hand. Located in the Arabian Gulf, the life of its inhabitants has always been linked to the sea, so it’s not strange that Sinbad legends are still alive in the areas surrounding its port.

Plan Your Basra Holiday

Travel to Basra and open the door to its past. Old Town is still impressive with its amber-brick buildings, openwork tracery windows, and its ancient mosques that remain as a sign of ancient splendour. Use the Shatt al-Arab River as your guide and you’ll see its most urban side at the Corniche al-Basora pier and its more traditional side in the neighbourhoods along the riverbanks.

If you decide to book tickets to Basra using Etihad’s Deals section, don't forget to go to Sinbad Island and explore its beautiful gardens in the middle of the river. With Etihad Airways you can find good flight deals to Basra, but remember that the best season to travel is during the fall and winter. Regarding accommodation, it won't be too difficult to find cheap hotels in Basra as tourism is still growing.

Flying from Male

Book your flights from Male with Etihad Airways to hundreds of other destinations all over the globe and travel in the style and comfort you can expect from Etihad.

Major Airports in Male

Ibrahim Nasir International Airport (MLE) is the major airport in Male, located on Hulhulé Island. The airport has changed its name twice from Hulhulé Airport and later from Male Airport. It is the Maldives’ main airport and the only one with international flights.

The airport has multiple terminals and one of its most fascinating is the Seaplane Terminal which is mainly for inter-island trips. The airport has modern amenities and facilities such as Wi-Fi and various Internet stations for Internet access. Duty-free shops can be found in the departures area and you can also find souvenir shops in both the departure and transit lounges.

Airport Transportation in Male

If on Hulhulé Island, you can always catch a bus to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport. Otherwise small boats known as dhoni are available for inter-island travel. Taxis are also available and because the island is small, a taxi to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport does not cost much. There is no available train to Ibrahim Nasir International Airport but you can also use a speed boat or ferry.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Male to Basrah on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Maldives

Male, Maldives
Airline Office - Terminal PTO-9, Ibrahim Nasir, International Airport
+960 300 6764
Airport only - Operational hours 1330-2200hrs