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 France

Book your flights from France to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and experience travelling in the finest comfort and luxury.

Major Airports in France

Paris’ main airport is the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) and is located just outside of the city. Each of the three terminals are easily accessible by taxi, and for busy passengers, Terminal 1 even has access to a hair salon to get you ready on the go.

For those travelling from the Alps, the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport (LYS) has three terminals that can easily be walked to from the drop-and-go car park. The airport has two hotels available if you wish to stay nearby.

Airport Transportation in France

From the city centre in Paris it is easy to take a RATP bus to Charles de Gaulle Airport (65 minutes). For those who prefer a little more privacy, a taxi to Charles de Gaulle Airport is another option (45 minutes).

Travel by train to Lyon-Saint-Exupéry International Airport is convenient and economical, with the Lyon-Saint-Exupéry Station located right at the airport. The high-speed TGV trains arrive from multiple locations across France, so you can access the alpine airport with ease.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Jeddah

Book flights to Jeddah with Etihad Airways and get ready to explore a destination like no other. Filled with ancient wonder and modern comforts, Jeddah is a great place to visit.

Plan Your Jeddah Holiday

A great place for shopping or to just lay back and relax on the white sandy beaches, Jeddah is a wonderful vacation spot. Here, modern and cosmopolitan lifestyles meet ancient and traditional culture and one can truly admire the cultural melting-pot that is Jeddah.

The ideal months to travel to Jeddah are the winter months between October and March, when the sun gives some respite and the climate cools down. Getting tickets to the city in this season may be hard and booking your tickets to Jeddah in advance is recommended. Etihad Airways offers great flight deals to Jeddah, so you can afford to indulge in some of the delicious Arabic food and the numerous, amazing activities and attractions. You can find cheap hotels in Jeddah very easily, leaving you with fewer concerns as you spend your hours discovering the city and all its wonders. Its beauty makes Jeddah a true traveller’s delight.

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