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 Portugal

Book your flights from Portugal to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy fine dining and entertainment during your flight.

Major Airports in Portugal

In Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, international flights depart from the Portela Airport (LIS). There are two passenger terminals; Terminal 1 is located in the main building and handles international flights and arrivals, and, to the south, Terminal 2 serves departures for domestic flights only. Parking is available next to Terminal 1 with a shuttle service operating between the two.

Flights from the Algarve region depart from Faro International Airport (FAO). This airport has a single terminal with a wide range of amenities including ATMs, currency exchange booth, and post office. Shops offer leather goods, sunglasses, and locally made handicrafts.

Airport Transportation in Portugal

The Aerobus service offers regular connections between Portela Airport and central points in the city. The bus to Portela Airport from Lisbon city centre takes about 20 minutes. There is no train to Portela Airport.

Getting a taxi to Faro Airport is the best option with the airport located approximately 4 km from Faro City Centre (10 minutes). Taxies in Faro are convenient and affordable, and have some of the lowest fares in the country.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Al Ain

With your flights to Al Ain on Etihad Airways, you will find yourself in the beautiful Garden City where you’ll feel a distant past and return to embrace modernity all with the course of a few minutes. This land encompasses the spirit of the Emirates and preserves an ancient heritage that has earned it the designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Plan your Al Ain Holiday

There are a thousand reasons to travel to Al Ain: explore its modern roads in search of the most original sculptures, walk its green gardens in stark contrast to the desert that surrounds the city, look for a bargain in the old bazaar, step through the doors of its fortresses and into the past, or brave the desert sands on a camel in search of Qattara.

If you’re thinking of buying some tickets to Al Ain, keep in mind that the time preferred by residents of the nearby Abu Dhabi is the summer, so it will be harder to find flights and cheap hotels in Al Ain. It would be wise to consider a visit during the winter season when there are excellent flight deals to Al Ain and temperatures are milder.

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