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 Myanmar

Book one of our flights from Myanmar and enjoy the best in-flight service available. At Etihad Airways, we strive to ensure that our passengers experience the comfort that they deserve.

Major Airports in Myanmar

The main airport in Myanmar is Mandalay International Airport (MDL) and is located 35km away from the city centre of Mandalay. It is a modern airport with the capacity to receive three million travellers annually. The second international airport, Yangon International Airport (RGN), is 15km from the city centre of Rangoon.

Airport Transportation in Myanmar

You can take a bus to Mandalay International Airport if you want to be economical and have plenty of time to spare. There is no train to Mandalay International Airport, but it is usually best to take a taxi to Mandalay International Airport, at a reasonable cost.

There is also a bus to Yangon International Airport, which takes about 30 minutes. The best option, however, is to take a taxi to Yangon International Airport or to contact the hotel where you will be staying to inquire about the availability of their free shuttle services to and from the airport. At present, there are no trains to Yangon International Airport.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Cairo

Book your flights to Cairo with Etihad Airways and begin your holiday experience surrounded by a great historical civilisation and culture.

Plan Your Cairo Holiday

You must travel to Cairo to experience its ancient marvels and also get a feel of the modern emblems of the city like The Opera House on the island of Zamalek. This place is a living symbol of post modern architecture. Drive up to the Suez Canal to watch a host of migratory birds of prey with the amazing sights of the canal in the backdrop. Just stroll down the Al-Azhar Park to take some stunning pictures of locals and the colourful and varied vegetation that is grown.

The weather in Cairo is moderate and dry most of the time. Summers can be somewhat hot though, which can put a hold on some outdoor activities. Cheap hotels in Cairo are available during the off-peak season in the hotter months. Book your tickets to Cairo in advance to enjoy the fall and spring which are recommended as the best seasons. Don’t forget to look for the best flight deals to Cairo in the Deals section of Etihad’s website to find flights all year round.

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