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 Saudi Arabia

Book your flights from Saudi Arabia to hundreds of destinations worldwide with Etihad Airways and travel in multi award-winning luxury on the most advanced aircraft available.

Major Airports in Saudi Arabia

For travel from Riyadh, the major airport is King Khalid International Airport (RUH). This is a huge airport; it serves over 13 million passengers a year and has an attached VIP terminal.

When flying out of Dammam, the closest airport is King Fahd International Airport (DMM). This is the largest airport in terms of area in the world, though it serves a relatively small number of passengers by comparison.

Airport Transportation in Saudi Arabia

Taxis to King Khalid International Airport are available throughout the city. Authorised taxis carry the airport logo and it is compulsory that they have meters. There are no buses to the King Khalid International Airport, but it is possible to get shuttles to and from nearby hotels.

Buses to King Fahd International Airport travel from all nearby cities and the fares are reasonable. Taxis to King Fahd International Airport are also available and take about 60 minutes from the centre of Dammam. At present there is no train service to either of the airports.

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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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