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 Kingdom of Bahrain

Book your flights from Bahrain to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and receive outstanding service from the time you make your booking until the end of your trip.

Major Airports in Bahrain

From Muharraq, an island in north Bahrain, you can take an international flight from the Bahrain International Airport (BAH). Bahrain Airport has the honour of being named the Best Airport in Middle East and has an award-winning duty free outlet. There is a wide variety of products in the shop, located between gates 14 and 15.

Bahrain Airport also offers you various options for an enjoyable dining experience on your way to the boarding gate. They have multiple outlets where food and beverages are available any hour of the day. Take the time to dine on fine cuisine or, if you are in a hurry, grab something from one of the international fast food chains.

Airport Transportation in Bahrain

In Bahrain, you can take a taxi to Bahrain Airport from the city centre in 10 to 15 minutes. There is also the option of a bus ride to Bahrain Airport. Although there is no train to Bahrain Airport, it can be reached by ferry.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Al Ain

With your flights to Al Ain on Etihad Airways, you will find yourself in the beautiful Garden City where you’ll feel a distant past and return to embrace modernity all with the course of a few minutes. This land encompasses the spirit of the Emirates and preserves an ancient heritage that has earned it the designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Plan your Al Ain Holiday

There are a thousand reasons to travel to Al Ain: explore its modern roads in search of the most original sculptures, walk its green gardens in stark contrast to the desert that surrounds the city, look for a bargain in the old bazaar, step through the doors of its fortresses and into the past, or brave the desert sands on a camel in search of Qattara.

If you’re thinking of buying some tickets to Al Ain, keep in mind that the time preferred by residents of the nearby Abu Dhabi is the summer, so it will be harder to find flights and cheap hotels in Al Ain. It would be wise to consider a visit during the winter season when there are excellent flight deals to Al Ain and temperatures are milder.

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