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 Malaysia

You can book flights from Malaysia to many international destinations with Etihad Airways and experience a high quality flight that will always meet your expectations.

Major Airports in Malaysia

International flights depart from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL), located at Sepang, just 60km from the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. The passenger terminal contains a hotel and multiple shopping areas. Most of the international flights are handled through the Satellite terminal within the complex, which boasts a gorgeous jungle boardwalk, complete with waterfall and greenery.

Penang International Airport (PEN) serves the city of George Town. Despite being described as one of the busiest airports in the country, travellers will typically find that it is not over crowded.

Airport Transportation in Malaysia

You can take a KLIA Express train to Kuala Lumpur Airport in 28 minutes from Kuala Lumpur. A taxi to Kuala Lumpur airport is another option, but you must pre-purchase a ticket at the Arrival Level. There are also bus lines with routes to the airport.

A bus to Penang Airport takes about 1 hour and it is provided by Rapid Penang through 3 bus routes: 401E, 306, and 102. By taxi, the trip is about 45 minutes.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Bahrain

Book your flights to Al Muharraq on Etihad Airways and get ready to enjoy a unique holiday. It is the perfect blend of impressive 15th century architecture, quaint residences that preserve the charm of another time, and a touch of contemporary artistic vision.

Plan Your Al Muharraq Holiday

There are dozens of reasons to travel to Muharraq but one of the most common is a stay on the Amwaj Islands, where there are luxury hotels and exclusive villas overlooking the sea. You also can visit the Souk of Muharraq, discover fortresses from centuries past, or sign up for an excursion into the desert on the backs of camels. When you want a change of scenery, all you need to do is to head south to Al Areen Park, where the zebras and oryxes beckon you to visit their lush green abode.

To enjoy these attractions the most, the best time to buy tickets to Al Muharraq for travel are from November to March, when temperatures are cooler. With Etihad Airways you can find great flight deals to Al Muharraq, and it will not be difficult to find cheap hotels in Al Muharraq as many tourists prefer to stay in Bahrain.

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