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 Nigeria

Book your flights from Nigeria to hundreds of destinations around the world with Etihad Airways. From the minute you book your flight to the time you arrive at your destination, Etihad will offer you exceptional customer service and a journey in a world class aircraft.

Major Airports in Nigeria

The largest airport in Nigeria is Murtala Muhammed International Airport (LOS). It is located in Ikeja, Lagos State, and serves the nation’s capital city. The airport has a duty free shop and various other customer services such as a bank and a business centre. It welcomed over 10 million visitors in 2012. The second largest airport is Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (ABV) which is located just outside of Abuja. It has a cafeteria and shops for travellers.

Airport Transportation in Nigeria

You cannot take a train to Murtala Muhammed International Airport or to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. Bus services are unavailable to LOS, however a shuttle bus to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport is available from the central district in Abuja every hour. As in many countries, the most convenient form of transportation is to take a taxi. Depending on traffic, a taxi to Murtala Muhammed International Airport can take between 30 and 60 minutes.

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Interested in Basrah? Consider Sana'a

Book your flights to Sana’a and prepare to discover the culture, lifestyle and architecture in one of the world’s oldest and most interesting historical cities.

Plan Your Sana’a Holiday

When you travel to Sana’a you will find countless opportunities and ways to familiarise yourself with the city’s fascinating culture. If you enjoy sitting back and watching the world go by, simply find a street-side coffee shop and observe the local life from up close. For some of the city’s history, go to the important landmark of the Bab al-Yemen. This is the gate of the Old City of Sana’a and will lead you to numerous historic sites, market souqs and quality food establishments.

Whilst the region can be visited at any time of year, in order to get the most out of your trip, the best time to search for tickets to Sana’a is from September-April when the weather is most likely to be dry. If you are looking for cheap hotels in Sana’a you can consider visiting during the off-season, as at this time you’re likely to find the best prices. The deals section of our website is a great place to search for some excellent flight deals to Sana’a.

 

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