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 Qatar

Book your flights from Qatar to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and know that you will receive the best service, comfort and efficiency available from any airline company around the world.

Major Airports in Qatar

Doha International Airport (DOH) is the major international airport in Qatar, serving more than 18 million passengers each year with numbers increasing rapidly. This is mostly due to the perfection of its placement in the centre of most major air routes. It is undergoing constant improvement and refurbishments thanks to multi-million dollar investments and renovations happening all year-round, including the building of an entirely new, state of the art airport just two and a half miles from the current location.

Airport Transportation in Qatar

Taxis to Doha International Airport are the main and most popular way to travel to the airport and are available near the terminal and throughout the city itself with a journey time of around 40 minutes. There is also a limousine service to Doha International Airport that is available at varying prices, but offer additional comfort and privileges. Additionally, most local hotels will provide a coach shuttle bus to Doha Airport at a reasonable price. There is no train to Doha Airport. 

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Muscat

Book your flights to Muscat with Etihad Airways and prepare to see both the ancient and modern come together in this wondrous destination. Muscat offers a wealth of experiences from riding magnificent Arabian horses to enjoying a balmy sunset at Qurum Beach.

Plan Your Muscat Holiday

Travel to Muscat and discover everything you hope for; fine weather, wonderful cuisine, modern facilities, history and culture. The landscape is both mountainous and oceanic, allowing every taste to be catered for. Modern shopping malls co-exist with traditional markets and older regions of Muscat are walled and gated as if time has stood still.

As Muscat has so much to offer, in such a unique geographic area, it continues to be a timeless destination. We advise that you book your tickets to Muscat well in advance if you wish to visit in the popular springtime, when various international events are held in pleasant temperatures. To find cheap hotels in Muscat seek accommodation outside of the Muscat district and consider booking outside of January to later February. Later in the year flight deals to Muscat can also be better as the temperatures increase.

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