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 United Arab Emirates

Book your flights from the United Arab Emirates and enjoy the perfect trip wherever you’re going. Etihad Airways is sure to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding of passengers, especially inside a luxurious Diamond First Class Suite.

Major Airports in the United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) has been awarded the honour of ‘Best Airport in the Middle East’ on numerous occasions, thanks to the friendly staff, gorgeous environment and luxurious services.

Dubai International Airport (DXB) is another impressive airport. The facility has four terminals, one of which being the longest in the world and it has the largest duty free in the world.

Airport Transportation in the United Arab Emirates

The bus to Abu Dhabi International Airport is number 901, has stops at all three terminals, and takes about 45 minutes. There are no trains to Abu Dhabi International Airport, but you can always take a taxi to Abu Dhabi Airport.

You can take a bus to Dubai International Airport, but the fastest and most economical option is to take a train to Dubai International Airport. Two train lines operate until 22:00. If you must travel last minute, simply take a taxi to Dubai International Airport.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Dubai

Book your flights to Dubai with Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy the exciting local fusion of tourist paradise and commercial hub.

Plan Your Dubai Holiday

The reasons to travel to Dubai are myriad and focus on primarily commerce and relaxation. People come for the desert, the extravagant collection of shopping malls, the souks, the golden beaches, the museums, the contemporary attractions and for Dubai’s reputation as “place to do business” in the Arabian Gulf. In 2010 Dubai was the 7th most visited city in the world.

The climate in Dubai is a subtropical desert with scattered humidity throughout the year. During the off-peak season, especially in July and August, temperatures swell and at times can exceed 45 degrees. Travellers seeking cheap hotels in Dubai should attempt to arrive during the off-peak season, but should be prepared for very warm temperatures. If you wish to experience the full range of diverse activities that are available, we recommend that you book your tickets to Dubai as soon as you can and travel in the peak season. We additionally advise that you consult our Deals section to find the best flight deals to Dubai all year-round.

Arrive in Dubai in just 45 minutes!

While we don’t fly direct to Dubai, getting there is quick and simple with our complimentary coach service from Abu Dhabi available to all Etihad Airways guests. If you are flying Diamond First Class or Pearl Business Class, you can either use our luxury Etihad Express coaches or book a chauffeur to take you to Dubai, absolutely free.

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