Arriving in 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.

Flying from New Zealand

Book your flights from New Zealand to destinations all over the world with Etihad Airways to experience an outstanding service that addresses your every need.

Major Airports in New Zealand

International flights from New Zealand are available from the country’s largest airport, Auckland Airport (AKL). There are two passenger terminals, the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal, with free bus services in-between and passenger parking. Many services are available, including foreign exchange and banking, medical services, and shops and restaurants.

From Christchurch, international flights leave Christchurch International Airport (CHC). The airport has two terminals; one on the ground level and the new level 1 terminal. Take advantage of the duty free and restaurants while you wait.

Airport Transportation in New Zealand

From Auckland, you have the option of taking a bus to Auckland Airport, which takes approximately 40 minutes from the city centre. There is no train to Auckland Airport, but you can take a taxi if you prefer. During morning or evening rush hours, be sure to allow at least an hour for travel.

You can take a taxi to Christchurch Airport and take advantage of the Drop-Off Zone on the ground floor. The airport is 12km from Christchurch City centre.

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Interested in Doha? Consider 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.

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