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 Sri Lanka

You can take flights from Sri Lanka to many destinations around the world with Etihad Airways and enjoy the advantages of a high quality flying experience from the time you make your reservation until you arrive at your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Sri Lanka

Reserve your flights from Sri Lanka and fly from Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The airport is in the city of Hambantota and is 35km from the city of Colombo. Both Terminals 1 and 2 serve international passengers, while the third terminal operates exclusively for domestic services. As the main airport in Sri Lanka, Bandaranaike Airport has excellent road and rail links. Ratmalana International Airport (RML) also offers international flights from Colombo itself.

Airport Transportation in Sri Lanka

Trains to Bandaranaike Airport can be accessed using the Airport Express Rail, which runs directly from the centre of Colombo. You can catch a shuttle bus to Bandaranaike Airport from some hotels so be sure to enquire when you book. The extensive public bus system in Colombo does run to the airports, but you may prefer to hire a taxi to Bandaranaike Airport, which will take only 13 minutes from Colombo city centre via the new, high-speed Katunayake Expressway.

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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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