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 Durban

Book your flights from Durban with Etihad Airways. Etihad serves hundreds of destinations around the world and provides every passenger luxurious aircraft and exemplary service from the moment you book your flight to the time you reach your chosen destination.

Major Airports in Durban

The newly opened King Shaka International Airport (DUR) was finished just in time for the 2010 World Cup. It is located 22 miles north of the city center and boasts a good assortment of shopping opportunities. From fashion accessories to candy to bestselling books you are sure to find what you are looking for at the airport. The terminal also is home to several cafes for the traveller in a rush but looking for a quick snack. The airport also has a currency exchange and post office.

Airport Transportation in Durban

There is currently no train to King Shaka International Airport. Service by shuttle bus to King Shaka International Airport is readily available from the downtown core and many major hotels. If you prefer to take a taxi to King Shaka International Airport they are also available for hire throughout Durban. A taxi will provide you with extra baggage room and flexibility should you require it.

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

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