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 Doha

Book your flights to Doha with Etihad Airways and experience the Arabian desert in a novel and unique way, exploring a city which is every bit cosmopolitan and yet still remains close to its roots.

Plan Your Doha Holiday

Doha is a traveller’s paradise. You can travel to Doha and take a desert safari and cruise along its glorious sand dunes. If you enjoy exploring the seas then board a traditional dhow boat or hire a yacht and have a view of the Corniche riding the waves. You can also spend some time at the Barzan Olympic Park to have an unusual recreation and relaxation experience.

Doha is located in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula desert and has long scorching summers. Cheap hotels in Doha are readily available during the peak summer months. The best time for you to visit the city is between October and May. The winter months are more comfortable and activities are more readily available. If you are contemplating a visit during the holy month of Ramadan to experience the festivities, you must book your tickets to Doha early. Finding the best flight deals to Doha is easy on the Deals section of our website.

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