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 Kingdom

Book your flights from the United Kingdom to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy the in-flight features that have made us one of the world’s favourite airlines.

Major Airports in the United Kingdom

In London, international flights arrive and depart from London Heathrow Airport (LHR). With the largest number of passengers of any airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow is also the third busiest airport in the world and has five passenger terminals.

From Manchester, flights leave Manchester Airport (MAN), formerly referred to as Ringway Airport. The three passenger terminals have many duty free shops and restaurants, but travellers with more time can visit the Concorde Experience and see the famous supersonic passenger jet on a guided tour.

Airport Transportation in the United Kingdom

From London, you can take a train to Heathrow Airport in around 50 to 60 minutes. The Heathrow Express is the fastest method of travel, taking about 15 minutes from London Paddington station. You can also take a taxi to Heathrow Airport with a travel time of about one hour.

Travellers flying from Manchester can take a bus to Manchester Airport with variable travel times according to the route and the original destination.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Abu Dhabi

Book your flights to Abu Dhabi with Etihad Airways and discover an ancient land that leads the way to the future while preserving proud traditions. With amazing shopping, ancient treasures, and exciting theme parks, there is something for everyone.

Plan Your Abu Dhabi Holiday

Travel to Abu Dhabi and witness a breathtaking city characterised by futuristic skyscrapers, historic palaces and captivating mosques. With tickets to Abu Dhabi you can appreciate the noble past at sites such as the palace of Qasr Al-Hosn and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. After satisfying your cultural and historical interests, you can enjoy the many enticing and fascinating attractions. Go shopping at the Abu Dhabi Mall and the Fotouh Al Khair Centre, brave the fastest rollercoaster in the world, venture through the desert on a camel, surf the 3-metre-high waves in the Wadi Adventure water park, and relax on the beaches of Saadiyat and Corniche.

With flights to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways, it has never been easier to experience this jewel of The Middle East. If you travel in low season, from May to September, you will find cheap hotels in Abu Dhabi and enjoy some of the world’s most luxurious tourist resorts.

Abu Dhabi to Dubai in just 45 minutes

If you are travelling to Dubai from Abu Dhabi, getting there is quick and simple with our complimentary coach service 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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