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 Cairo

Book your flights from Cairo to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and enjoy our gourmet meals and latest in-flight entertainment systems while you fly.

Major Airports in Cairo

Cairo International Airport (CAI) is the busiest airport in Egypt and the second-busiest in all of Africa. The airport has four terminals. Terminal 2 has been closed since 2010 for renovation while Terminal 3 opens for pilgrimage once every year. You can commute between Terminals 1 and 3, which are 3km apart, by a free Cairo Airport Authority shuttle bus. All international airlines operate from Terminal 1.

Airport Transportation in Cairo

The Cairo international Airport is situated around 15 kilometres from the city. You can hop on to a bus to Cairo International Airport run by the Airport Bus Service from Tahrir Square, Mohandessin and Giza. The journey takes about 60 minutes.

A taxi to Cairo International Airport can be hired on a fixed fee basis. The journey is about an hour long but can take more time during traffic rush hour. You can also hire limousines if you prefer more comfort. There is no train to Cairo International Airport, so you will need to travel by road.

Choose Etihad Airways, the National Airline of the United Arab Emirates, for flights from Cairo to Basrah on which you will be travelling in comfort and style. 

Etihad Office in Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
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Nasr City
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