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 Mandalay

Located in Central Burma, Mandalay is an extremely important hub for transporting goods, as well as tourists. Traveling from Mandalay to various parts of the China and India, as well as several other cities around the world is rather easy to accomplish.

Major Airports in Mandalay

Since the turn of the century, Mandalay International Airport (MDL) has been one of the biggest and most used airports in all of Burma, serving both domestic and foreign flights. Completed in 1999, MDL is the biggest and most technologically advanced airport in the country. In fact, it is only one of three international airports in all of Burma. MDL is home to the largest runway in Southeast Asia, running 4,267 meters, or 14,000 feet. The airport was built to handle 3 million flights in and out of Mandalay every year. There are also a growing number of visitors traveling from Mandalay to Bangkok.

Airport Transportation in Mandalay

Mandalay International Airport is approximately 45 KM, or 28 miles, from the city. A taxi will cost a traveler roughly $6 US to get to the airport from the center of the city. A person can also hop onto a minibus for about $5 US to get to the airport. Of course, the minibus is rather time consuming, as it makes several stops along the way.

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