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 Italy

Book your flights from Italy to hundreds of destinations around the globe with Etihad Airways. Enjoy the world class aircraft and superior service that you would expect from a premium airline.

Major Airports in Italy

Named after Leonardo da Vinci, who first drew prototypes of winged flying machines as far back as 1488, the largest airport in Italy is Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino Airport (FCO). It is situated just 21 miles from the centre of Rome and welcomes over 37 million guests annually. Its four terminals are dotted with a wide array of shops and restaurants sure to please the most discerning traveller. The second largest airport is Milano Malpensa Airport (MXP), which is located 25 miles from the heart of fashion in Milan.

Airport Transportation in Italy

You can take the Leonardo Express train to Leonardo da Vinci – Fiumicino International Airport from Rome’s city centre in just 30 minutes. Or if you are travelling from Milan, you can take the Malpensa Express bus to Milano Malpensa Airport from downtown Milan in just 29 minutes. If you prefer, it is possible to take a taxi to Leonardo da Vinci Airport and travel on your own timetable.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Bahrain

Book your flights to Al Muharraq on Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a unique holiday. It is the perfect blend of impressive 15th century architecture, quaint residences that preserve the charm of another time, and a touch of contemporary artistic vision.

Plan Your Al Muharraq Holiday

There are dozens of reasons to travel to Muharraq but one of the most common is a stay on the Amwaj Islands, where there are luxury hotels and exclusive villas overlooking the sea. You also can visit the Souk of Muharraq, discover fortresses from centuries past, or sign up for an excursion into the desert on the backs of camels. When you want a change of scenery, all you need to do is to head south to Al Areen Park, where the zebras and oryxes beckon you to visit their lush green abode.

To enjoy these attractions the most, the best time to buy tickets to Al Muharraq for travel are from November to March, when temperatures are cooler. With Etihad Airways you can find great flight deals to Al Muharraq, and it will not be difficult to find cheap hotels in Al Muharraq as many tourists prefer to stay in Bahrain.

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